PS4 revealed to the world in New York, launching this year
Sony has blinked first and revealed their next generation of home console hardware to the world and boy, is it ambitious.
Powered by what lead designer Mark Cerny describes as supercharged PC architecture it features an 8-core CPU and powerful GPU integrated on the same chip with a super-fast 8GB of RAM the PS4 is a pretty exciting bit of kit.
It will come with the new Dualshock 4 controller which looks rounder and sleeker than the prototypes that appeared on the internet last week. Paired with a stereo PlayStation Eye camera, the new Dualshock 4 controller includes a touchpad, light bar for the camera to sense, a new Share button and even a headphone socket to make it more sociable.
Cerny promised that the new PS4 hardware, which was five years in development, has been designed with the total input of developers and centred around the user. The aim, of course, was to build the ultimate platform for games that is adaptable as it is powerful.
Of course the detail everyone really wants to know is the release date. At the end of the show Sony revealed that the PS4 will be released just in time for Christmas 2013.