The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4 (formally abbreviated as PS4) is an eighth-generation house computer game console established by Sony Interactive Home Entertainment. Reported as the successor to the PlayStation 3 in February 2013, it was launched on November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe, South America and also Australia, and on February 22, 2014, in Japan. It takes on Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U and Change.
Relocating far from the extra complicated Cell microarchitecture of its precursor, the console features an AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) built on the x86-64 architecture, which can in theory peak at 1.84 teraflops; AMD mentioned that it was the “most effective” APU it had established to day. The PlayStation 4 areas an increased emphasis on social interaction and also integration with other devices and services, including the capability to play video games off-console on PlayStation Vita and also other supported devices (“Remote Play”), the ability to stream gameplay online or to buddies, with them regulating gameplay remotely (“Share Play”). The console’s controller was likewise redesigned and also improved over the PlayStation 3, with improved buttons as well as analog sticks, as well as an integrated touchpad among other changes. The console also supports HDR10 High-dynamic-range video and playback of 4K resolution multimedia.
The PlayStation 4 was launched to vital recognition, with critics applauding Sony for acknowledging its consumers’ needs, welcoming independent game growth, and also for not imposing the restrictive electronic rights monitoring systems like those initially introduced by Microsoft for the Xbox One. Movie critics and third-party workshops also praised the capabilities of the PlayStation 4 in contrast to its competitors; designers defined the efficiency distinction between the console as well as Xbox One as “substantial” as well as “noticeable”.  Heightened need also helped Sony top worldwide console sales. By the end of December 2018, over 94 million PlayStation 4 consoles had been shipped worldwide, surpassing life time sales of the PlayStation 3. 
On September 7, 2016, Sony revealed the PlayStation 4 Slim, a smaller version of the console; and a premium variation called the PlayStation 4 Pro, which includes an updated GPU as well as a higher CPU clock rate to sustain improved efficiency as well as 4K resolution in supported games.