/// Sony Announces New PlayStation 4 Console (But Doesn’t Show the Console)
It’s finally here: The next-generation console. Except, well, you can’t see the console. As expected, Sony tonight announced the PlayStation 4, the newest videogame console from the Japanese electronics maker. However, no console was shown during the two-hour event. Sony instead appealed to its hard-core gaming audience with a string of new game titles. We know the new PlayStation 4 includes an x86 CPU, an enhanced 8-core PC graphics processor and a secondary custom chip for background processing of digital titles. It comes with 8 gigabytes of internal memory. And its controller is a DualShock 4 controller with a touchpad and “3-D” camera-tracking. Sony said the console has been in development for the past five years. But, aside from teasing that the console would be available in the 2013 holiday season, no additional details on price or availability were given. There are some interesting new features to the PS4 system. It will offer the ability to “trim” portions of the game and share clips of the games with friends over social networks, in addition to sharing over the PlayStation network. And Sony, perhaps looking to revitalize its not-exactly-best-selling PS Vita, also showed how PS4 games can be played remotely on the handheld mobile device.