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Finally it is here; the PlayStation 4 release date will be announced by Sony on Tuesday at its pre-Gamescom 2013 press conference.
On the other hand Toys R Us has given December 13th as the release date of the PlayStation 4; it is still to be confirmed by Sony. The wait seems to be over as the Gaming Giant is all set to reveal the release date on 20th August.
Meanwhile a Sony spokesman has stated on the Sony Gamescom webpage that from August 20th Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany will become the center of the gaming world as the biggest publishers and developers congregate to check the games which will be sold for the rest of the year.
The event will start off at 18:00 BST on 20th August with a briefing to the media and subsequently the release date of the PlayStation 4 as well as forthcoming updates on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita will be revealed.
If the speculations are correct, Sony will start shipping the PlayStation 4 in October which will be a full one month before the release of the Microsoft Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 is believed to carry a price tag of $399 which is a full $100 less than its rival, Microsoft’s Xbox One which is also touted for release some time in the festive months.
The PlayStation 4 will be running on the standard software. The device will be powered by the have ‘x86’ processor. It will also feature a customized GPU and GDDR5 memory. The device will be capable of 170GPBS bandwidth and will also encompass a Blu-ray/DVD drive, as well as USB 3.0, Ethernet and Bluetooth. The PlayStation 4 will have its eye in the form of two cameras and 4 microphones and will be able to render video of 60fps, 640 x 400 at 120fps and 320 x 192 at 240fps.
The device will be able to update itself and download games while still being played. Users will also be able to send video of their game sessions to their friends.
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