After encountering a problems with the rollout of the recent GTA 5 game via Sony PS3 downloads through the PlayStation Network, that left many PS3 owners with errors and failed downloads of the GTA 5 game since its launch worrying PlayStation 4 potential customers.
Sony has promised to potential PlayStation 4 owners that the download process for purchasing games will be improved with the rollout of the next generation console.
To re-cap the Sony PlayStation 4 console will be equipped with 8-cores of AMD Jaguar processing power supported by 8GB of GDDR5 RAM together with a next generation AMD Radeon graphics card to process your games graphics.
The issues might have also been caused a little by the demand for the game which set new records in the UK for sales of a video game. With GTA 5 passing a $1 billion sales mark in just three days.
Not making excuses for Sony but the size of the GTA 5 download was no small package either and weighed in at a massive 18GB on Sony’s PlayStation Store.
When Eurogamer caught up with PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara at EGX 2013 this week, he admitted Sony could do better.
“First of all, it is definitely going to grow as a means of consumption,” he said. “And there are big innovations in the PlayStation 4 to make it more attractive and more easy gamer wise to want to download. The Play as you Download functionality, for example, means you don’t need the whole file before you go. This is a little bit counterbalanced by the fact the files themselves are getting bloody big. Killzone: Shadow Fall is an uber file – I think it’s cracking on for 50GB. It looks it, too, when you see it. [Downloading games] is still a relatively tedious process. We’ve done a lot of work on pre-delivering files. It’s not perfect. It’s not seamless.”
Other features of the next generation PlayStation 4 console include a 500GB storage drive, together with 2 x USB 3.0 ports, and 1 x AUX port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and HDMI port.
The PlayStation 4 specs for the camera include a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800 together with (x2) pixel capture at 60fps. In the box the PlayStation 4 system will include 1 x Wireless controller (DualShock 4), 1 x Mono headset, 1 x AC power cord, 1 x HDMI cable and 1 x USB cable.
The new next generation PlayStation 4 console will be launching on November 15th 2013 in the US and slightly later throughout Europe on November 29th 2013. The Sony PlayStation 4 console is priced at $399, €399, and £349 depending on your location.
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