PlayStation 4 Main Console Revealed. FINALLY.

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Months after the PlayStation 4’s official “reveal” last February 20th, where we only saw features, games and peripherals, the main console finally graced the stage at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
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I guess the squarish design is the in thing now as the PS4 main console and Xbox One both feature parallelepiped shapes with sharp edges and corners. Although the New Playstation 4 looks somewhat like a rhomboidal shaped PS2. I found the aesthetic design to be quite mundane but hey, to each his own, right?
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What lit my face up was that the PlayStation 4 (PS4 Eye not included) would retail for $399 , a solid hundred dollars cheaper than Microsoft’s Xbox One, although the Xbox One does come bundled with a Kinect sensor.

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Sony also took jabs at Microsoft’s used game policy and daily online check-in requirement to play games, saying they will not impose restrictions on the use of pre-owned games and that there won’t be a need for periodic online sign ins. “And it won’t stop working if you haven’t authenticated within 24 hours.”, quoting Sony President of Sony Computer Entertainment America”.
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Sony will however charge multiplayer use as one would now be required to have a PlayStation Plus subscription. PSN will no longer offer free online multiplayer, a service it used to offer for free. A subscription to PlayStation Plus will cost $60 a year.

The cheaper price tag would be a big edge for the PS4 and the lack of restrictions may earn it a few more fans. The next gen Sony console will hit the shelves in time for the 2013 Holidays.

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