Difference between PS3 and PS4

Key Difference: Playstation 3 (PS3) and Playstation 4 (PS4) are the names of home video and gaming consoles produced by the company named as Sony Computer Entertainment. PS3 is the successor to PS2 and PS4 is the successor to PS3. PS3 is currently available in the market, whereas PS4 will hit the market in November 2013. They both differ in various technical specifications.

Sony Computer Entertainment is the company that is looked to as the global leader in the progression of consumer based computer entertainment devices like Playstation game consoles. These entertainment systems enable users to enjoy 3D games with a high quality video and audio setup.

PS3 and PS4 differ in many aspects like price, hardware, games, services, etc. Sony had tried to include many tech advances in the new Playstation, that have occurred since the launch of PS3. Download speeds are going to be faster in the new model. Bluetooth 2.1 would surely pair the devices easily with the PS4 as compared to PS3. Sony Japan president Hiroshi Kawano and his counterpart at Sony Worldwide, Shuhei Yoshida, had assured that support for the PS3 would be continued long, even after the release of PS4. Some of the differences are listed below in the table:

 

PS3

        PS4

Dimensions

290mm (w) x 60mm (h) x 230mm (d)

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Launch

Japan on November 11, 2006

Due- November 15, 2013

Weight

2.1 kg

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Buttons

6 pressure sensitive buttons

12 directional buttons

Processor

CPU: 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine

GPU: RSX “Reality Synthesizer” @ 550MHz, 1.8 T-FLOPS floating point performance

CPU: Eight-core X86 AMD Jaguar

GPU:1.84 T-FLOPS, AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next Engine

Memory

256MB XDR Main RAM

256MB GDDR3 VRAM

8GB GDDR5 RAM

Hard Disk Drive

Built-in

Built-in

RAM

256 XDR and 256 GDDR3 RAM

8GB GDDR5 RAM

AV Output

HDMI, Analog-AV out, Digital Output (Optical)

HDMI, Analog-AV out, Digital Output (Optical)

I/O Output

Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) X 2

Super Speed USB (USB 3.0) X 3, AUX

Communication

Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR), IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi

Ethernet (10BASE-T,100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR), IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi

Controller

610amAh DualShock 3 (192g, six-axis motion sensing)

1000amAh DualShock 4 (210g, six-axis motion sensing, 2 Point Touch Pad)

camera

640x480 @ 60Hz, 320x240 @ 60 Hz

Eye camera - 1280x800 @ 60Hz, 640x400 @120Hz, 320x192 @240Hz

Price

Approximately US$299

Approximately US$399

Availability

Currently available

Available from November 2013

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