The PlayStation 4 features 8GB of high-performance unified system memory, customized processors, Dualshock 4 wireless controllers, voice control and streaming video application support. The PS4 system has the capability to remember user preferences and offer curated content.
The PlayStation 4's 8GB of memory is high-speed GDDR5 RAM. The base launch model includes a replaceable 500GB 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive. With an eight-core X86 CPU, the PlayStation 4 has 10 times the processing power of the PlayStation 3. The graphics processor supports up to 1080p resolution and frame rates up to 60 fps.
The PlayStation 4 features support for video streaming applications, such as Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus and IGN. The PlayStation 4 also offers support for sports channels such as NBA Game Time and MLB.tv Premium. The PlayStation 4 learns a user's likes and dislikes to serve pre-loaded content on the console according to criteria such as favorite game genres or creators.
The new Dualshock 4 wireless controller features improved dual analog sticks and a capacitive touch pad. The capacitive touch pad is clickable and supports functions such as drag and drop and multi-touch input. The controller has a rechargeable battery that fully recharges in about two hours when connected to the console or a charging station. The controller has a light bar that changes color and brightness according to in-game status information or console-related indicators.