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Afterthoughts - PS4 Announcement and Dualshock 4 Specs

Sony’s February 20th Announcement Recap

What did they announce?
-          PlayStation 4 coming this holiday season (2013)
-          New Dual Shock 4
-          New PlayStation Eye
-          PlayStation Vita could be used as a controller similar to the way you use the Wii-pad or even remote play with the PSP and the PS3
-     Few new games... 

 What did they show off?
Well they basically just showed some tech demos and they were pretty impressive. They talked a lot about how sharing screenshots as well as gameplay videos, is going to be a big part of their system. So much so that they even added a share button to the Dual Shock 4 controller…. Speaking of the controller that is basically the only thing they had physically to show at the conference. That’s right they didn’t have ps4 hardware or prototype to show.  They also showed off a few games as well that are I development.  

Was I impressed?
Meh… not really, my mind may change come E3 when they really show off some good stuff. As of now my biggest issues is that they had no hardware to show, no price point or release date. They are obviously waiting till E3 this to reveal that information. The biggest issue of all is, apparently the PS4 is not compatible with your PS3 game disks…

Wireless Controller for PlayStation®4 (DUALSHOCK®4)
External Dimensions - Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x height x depth)
(Tentative, excludes largest projection)
Weight - Approx. 210g (tentative)
Keys / Switches - PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button,
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right),
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square),
R1/L1/R2/L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3
button, Pad Button
Touch Pad - 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
Motion Sensor - Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-
axis accelerometer)
Other Features - Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
Ports - USB (Micro B), Extension Port, Stereo Headset Jack
Wireless Communication - Bluetooth® Ver2.1+EDR
Battery - Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery | 1000mAh (tentative)

PlayStation®4 Eye
External Dimension - Approx. 186mm x 27mm x 27mm (width x height x depth)
Weight - Approx. 183g (tentative)
Video Pixel - (maximum) 1280 x 800 pixels x 2
Video Frame Rate - 1280x800 pixels @ 60fps
                   640x400 pixels @ 120fps
                   320x192 pixels @ 240fps
Video Format - RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
Lens - Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
Capture Range - 30cm
Field-of-View - 85°
Microphone - 4 Channel Microphone Array
Connection Type - PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
Cable Length - Approx. 2m (tentative)