The PlayStation 4 (PS4) was first released on November 15, 2013. It was launched in North America, Europe, South America and Australia on November 29, 2013 and in Japan on February 22, 2014.
It is the successor of the PlayStation 3 and part of the PlayStation brand of consoles. The PS4 has been redesigned as a slimmer version and has replaced the DualShock controller with two new ones: the DualShock 4 controller and the DS4 controller. It competes with Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U and Switch.
The PS4 Pro has increased hardware power compared to the original PS4 model. It is able to support output at native 4K resolution for games as well as HDR10 high-dynamic range color support. The PS4 Pro also supports AMD FreeSync technology over HDMI (when using compatible monitors).
The PS4 has sold roughly half of what its predecessor (the PS3) did at this point in its lifecycle: about 80 million units worldwide for Sony’s current-gen console versus 160 million for Microsoft’s Xbox 360/Xbox One duo.* Best-Selling Games* Since launch in 2013, best-selling games include Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag; Destiny; Call of Duty: Ghosts; Madden NFL 25; Grand Theft Auto V; FIFA 14; Battlefield 4 and Killzone Shadow Fall.* Successor* Sony has announced a successor to the PS4 called PlayStation Neo which will feature better graphics but be backwards compatible with all current PS4 titles.
Sony announced the PlayStation 4’s release date at a press conference on February 20, 2013, but did not reveal its final name or technical specifications.
The console was released in North America on November 15, 2013, and Europe and Japan in February 22 and 23 2014 respectively.
As of March 31, 2019, 81.6 million units have been sold.
As of December 31, 2018, 70.6 million units have been sold.
As of December 31, 2017, 70.4 million units have been sold
If you’re looking for a hit of nostalgia, there are plenty of games on the PS4 that will help you take a trip down memory lane. The list includes Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V. Popular older titles like God of War III Remastered and Final Fantasy IX are also available on Sony’s current-gen console.
The top 10 best-selling PS4 games (as of April 2019):
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
- FIFA 19
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Grand Theft Auto V
- God Of War III Remastered
- Marvel’s Spider-Man – Far From Home DLC Pack 2
The next-gen PlayStation 5 will be here before you know it, so it’s important to make sure your console is compatible with the PS5!
Luckily, there are a lot of ways for you to upgrade your current PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro and make it ready for the next generation. We have some great tips on how to get your current system ready for the new console!
The first thing that most people do when buying any new game system is research which games are going to be released with their favorite characters or franchises so that they can plan out their budget accordingly. This is especially true when buying an expensive machine like a console or PC because there’s no point spending all of this money if none of the games appeal to them personally (unless they’re just interested in collecting everything).
With the release of PlayStation 4, Sony has established itself as the industry leader once again. The console has sold more than 50 million units since its launch in 2013, making it one of the best-selling video game consoles in history. In addition to its large user base, PS4 offers a wide variety of games with innovative features that have not been seen before such as Remote Play which allows players to access their games on other devices such as tablets or phones while still being connected to their home network.