A 4SquareMedia Website

> Wearable Technology
> Appliances
> Automation
> Automotive
> Buyers Guide
> CEDIA 2010
> Comment
> Content & Downloads
> Digital Photography
> Gaming
> Green Energy
> HD
> Home Cinema
> Home Office
> How Stuff Works
> Installation
> Portable Players
> Media Centres
> Phones
> Real Sound
> Reviews
> Smart Awards 2013
> Smart Ideas
> Trio Awards 08
> TVs & Large Display
> Wireless & Networking
> Featured Reviews
> Advertising
> Competitions
> Contact
> Disclaimer
> Signup
> Terms & Conditions
> Subscribe to Newsletter
> Subscribe to Magazine

Top 10 Viewed Articles
  1. Who Has The Best LCD TV: Sony, Toshiba Or Samsung?
  2. FIRST LCD TV REVIEW: LG Scarlet 60 Vs Samsung Series 6
  3. Sony PS4 Not Far Away
  4. The Humble PC Gets A Whopping Makeover
  5. Sony Bravia LCD TVs Vs Samsung LED HD TVs Which is Best?
  6. Toshiba Working With Microsoft On New Entertainment Xbox
  7. Blu-ray Xbox 360 Planned By Microsoft
  8. Massive Failure Rate For Xbox 360 Exposed
  9. Free Sony PS3 Con
  10. How To Build Your Own Digital Media Server: Part I
Top 10 Viewed Reviews
  1. First Review: Samsung Series 7 LED TV
  2. Movies On-The-Go With Teac DVD Boombox
  3. Who Has The Best 32-inch Screen: Panasonic, Samsung, or Sony?
  4. Who Has The Best Home Theatre Kit? Denon vs Bose
  5. Every Bit Of Defence Counts
  6. New Denon Home Theatre Makes Bose Look Like Yesterdays Technology
  7. Best Media Player On The Market
  8. At $1,499 The Aldi Medion 17-inch Notebook Is A Steal
  9. Affordable Noise Cancelling Headphones That Work
  10. B&W 600 Speaker Delivers Real Sound


#Gaming War: Sony PS 4 $50 Cheaper V's Xbox One

By Oonagh Reidy | Tuesday | 11/06/2013

Sony undercuts Xbox One, as 2013 console war hits play

Announced at E3 gaming event in LA earlier today, Sony PlayStation 4 was official unveiled for the first time to the gaming community at large. And its basically a black box. 

PS 4 will have an RRP of A$549 in OZ - $50 cheaper than Xbox One, also announced at E3, but $150 more than the console's US pricetag, and will be available around holiday time, says Sony. 

First revealed in February, PS4 will have an 8-core x86 processor, "enhanced GPU", 8 GB of unified GDDR5 memory, hard drive, and a secondary custom chip to handle social features and uploads/downloads.

Sony CEO Computer Entertainment, Jack Trenton also clearly had his eye on his Xbox competition, referring to the fact PS 4 doesn't need constant Internet connection to game (single play only) and will support older games, according to reports from E3.

"Gamers should be free to trade in their games, sell them or loan them to friends," said Trenton. "We want to support the retail models already in place."

"Your PS4 won't stop working if you don't check in every 24 hours," he added.

The new Playstation is also more social - players can 'share' (with a dedicated button on PS 4's DualShock wireless controller), view game-related information shared by peers, get recommended content, games, TV shows and movies.

The Twittersphere was in overdrive following the gaming head-off between the titans of the hardware industry, and many seemed won over by Sony cheaper price tag, meaning we could see a price cut from Microsoft.  

"Games games games -sports- games -looks- games -tv- games games -used games- GAMES GAMES GAAAAMES - killer price. That's how you win #sonye3," user 'Lightblind' tweeted. 

Sam McKee wrote:" Plays used games, online connection not required, better hardware and ram, and $100 cheaper. Game Over."

"Microsoft won't be able to stand straight for weeks after that conference," another (amused) gamer tweeted. 

But it wasn't all about hardware - the gaming giant announced new PS4 games - The Order: 1886, The Dark Sorcerer  and indie titles including Don't Starve. 

Shu Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment's worldwide studios, today said 30 PS4 titles are in development at Worldwide Studios. 

Sony also announced new media entertainment hook up with Netflix, Redbox, MLB, and Flickster, according to reports, although some of these including Netflix, aren't available locally. 

Print this article
Email this story to a friend
Link this story:
Link this page to delicious Link this page to Digg Link this page to Furlit Link this page to News Vine Link this page to Reddit Link this page to Spurl Link this page to Yahoo My Web RSS this section

New LG 65   New LG 65" Ultra High Definition TV, Complete With Pop Down Speakers: REVIEW
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65" Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop down speakers but the big question is whether it is worth $6,999.
Product Rating 4.5

Westfield To Split   Westfield To Split
Shopping giant to separate ANZ, international operation
Product Rating 0

REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones   REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones
If you are one of those people who love technology but struggle to manage the hundreds of apps and the endless capabilities that today's smartphones are capable of delivering then the new Samsung Note 3 is not for you.
Product Rating 5

Get the latest news
Subscribe today for your daily news of consumer electronic news...
Get the latest news

reaches over 2 million consumers a year. Contact us today about special deals..

For more information ...

Apr/May 2011 issue

reviews the hot new iPhone attach device, the Zeppelin Air. And we look at what's going on in the tablet space...