The Ultimate PS4 Guide

With any new console release, there are a plethora of questions that novice and hardcore gamers must ask. Some of these questions are easy to find, while others can be difficult to answer. We've compiled a list of the most common and not-so-common questions about the PlayStation 4 and put them in one place.

We divided the FAQ into five sections: PlayStation 4 Console, PlayStation 4 Controller (Dual Shock 4), PlayStation Camera, PlayStation 4 Games and Apps and PlayStation Network.

PlayStation 4 Console

How much does the PS4 cost?

US: $399

Europe: €399

United Kingdom: £349

Japan: ¥38,980

South America: R$3999

Australia: $549

When does PS4 release?

North America: November 15, 2013

Europe, Brazil and Australia: November 29, 2013

United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia: December 13, 2013

Japan: February 22, 2014

What is the PlayStation 4 product code?

CUH-1000A series

Which CPU processor is in the PlayStation 4?

Single-chip custom processor.

CPU: x86-64 AMD "Jaguar" - 8 Cores

GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon-based graphics engire

How much memory (RAM) does the PlayStation 4 have?


Can I change the PS4's hard drive?

Yes, you can use any internal SATA II compatible hard drive that's larger than 160GB and no thicker than 9.5mm.

How big is the PS4's hard drive?

500GB 5400 RPM SATA II

Can I use an external hard drive with the PS4?

No, the PS4 does not support external hard drives.

What resolution does the PS4 output?





Do I need to reset my PS4 if I switch TVs?

The PS4 will auto-detect the resolution of your TV. There is no need to perform a reset of any kind.

Will my PS4 work with an old CRT analog TV?

No, the PS4 is not designed to output analog video without an outside converter of some sort.

Does the PS4 support 3D?

Yes, the PS4 is capable of 3D games, but no launch games support this feature.

How big is the PS4?

Approximately 275 width x 53 height x 305 length (mm)

Approximately 10.8 width x 2 height x 12 length (in)

How heavy is the PS4?

Approximately 2.8 kg

Approximately 6.17 lbs

What kind of optical drive is in the PS4?

Blu-ray drive x 6 CAV (DVD drive x 8 CAV)

What is the AV output on the PS4?

HDMI out port and digital out (optical) port.

What USB ports are on the PS4 and how many are there?

Super-speed USB 3.0 x2

Does the PS4 support Bluetooth?

Yes, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)

What kind of ethernet port is on the PS4?

A single port that supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T.

Does the PS4 support Wi-Fi?

Yes, IEEE 802.11 (b/g/n)

What is included in the PS4 box?

PlayStation 4 console x 1

Wireless Dual Shock 4 controller x 1

Mono headset x 1 (voice chat)

AC power cord x 1

HDMI cable x 1 (AV output)

USB cable x 1 (controller charger)

Can the PS4 stand vertically?

Yes, you can run the PS4 in a vertical position. Officially licensed vertical stands ($14.00 US) will be available during the launch window (between launch and Christmas).

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