PlayStation 4
E3 2013: A Closer Look at the PlayStation 4, DualShock 4, PS4 Camera, EarSet, Box Art and Packaging
Written Thursday, June 13, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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Here’s just about as many images of Sony’s newly-announced PlayStation 4, and its peripherals, as any sane man (or woman) could want.

We’ve got pics of the console, the controller, the new PS Camera, the EarSet and even the packaging  and box art design for you to gawp over below.

And, as an added bonus, we’ve also included an image that has been doing the rounds on Twitter this week, which purports to show the relative size of the PS4 compared to the Xbox One and current-gen consoles.

It would have been nice if the PS3 Slim or Super Slim models had been included in the image, but hey, it does the job. The PS4 is surprisingly small.

The PlayStation 4 is out “this holiday” and costs from $399 in the US, €399 in Europe and £349 in the UK.

Edit: PlayStation 4 trailer added.

Edit 2: PlayStation 4 and DualShock 4 3D model link added.


PlayStation 4 Console

PlayStation 4 Packaging

DualShock 4

PlayStation 4 EarSet

DualShock 4 and PS4 Camera

PlayStation 4 Camera

PlayStation 4 Size Comparison

PlayStation 4 Box Art Design


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Comment #1 by Marisapo80
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:38:24 AM
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Comment #2 by Madbuk
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:42:05 AM
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Not a fan of the box art. Other than that, looks good.
Yet another win over Microsoft - the console is smaller, thus doesn't take up as much room.
Ownege everywhere.

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Comment #3 by Ariost
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:43:44 AM
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I wonder if my old headset will still work. I hate those in ear ones. It plugs into a USB port, so heres hoping it will.

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Comment #4 by QDawg187
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:49:22 AM
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I am NOT liking that headset at all = Looks like sony will lose the first party standard headset again this generation.

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Comment #5 by trophiehunter
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:50:19 AM
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and i don't believe ps3 controllers will work on it, so i'll have to get more controllers again. right?

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Comment #6 by trophiehunter
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:51:39 AM
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sorry, forgot to ask, will the move controllers work with the new camera. can't find that info anywhere. thanks.

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Comment #7 by Dark_Raven666
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:51:49 AM
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Holy hell, didn't realise the PS4 was *that* small. Another + to Sony.

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Comment #8 by GoCanes
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:54:00 AM
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The EarSet actually plugs into the bottom of the controller. But the PS4 is supposed to still use Bluetooth for everything, so old headsets should still work on it. The drawback for me is I have TurtleBeach PX3 headset that I use to talk to guldmates on TeamSpeak and play on PS3 at same time that uses the Multi-out port on PS3, but I think that port is going away in PS4. Guess I'll have to start using my Pulse Headset more. :)

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Comment #9 by ShadowStar83x
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:59:10 AM
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Box art is a bit bland, but looks pretty good otherwise.

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Comment #10 by SSIchigo86
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:03:38 AM
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@#5 Yoshida said the Dualshock 3 will not work on PS4. Also, the PS move will work. Media Molecule showed their new game in February using the PS move.

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Comment #11 by LordToby
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:05:59 AM
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i'm guessing 4 inches is the ps4's height, it's so tiny I love it. though it would also be nice to compare it's size to the wiiu for an extra point of referance.

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Comment #12 by The Cosmic Suff
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:11:50 AM
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I love everything. I like how the Console looks abit like the original PS2.

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Comment #13 by Dark_Raven666
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:13:30 AM
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@11 The PS4's dimensions are 275×53×305 mm. Comparatively, the Super Slim is 290x60x230 mm.

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Comment #14 by Chaos7420
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:19:11 AM
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At first, I didn't like the design of the PS$, but I have to admit that it's growing on me. The packaging for the game makes sense cuz they made it similar looking to the Vita packaging.

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Comment #15 by DaViDm4294
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:19:24 AM
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Aqasweddrrftggyyhuhjiklolp....,,,. Sorry, i was just wiping drool of the keyboard. Wow, that looks awesome!!!

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Comment #16 by AndyBeans
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:20:51 AM
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Woohoo, that size means I can fit it alongside my PS3! I'm not to bothered about new controllers, all of my DS3's are fancy colours but are slowly losing their tightness so it'll be the right time to maybe make a display out of them and get on with the DS4.

Won't be using the EarSet as a replacement for my first-gen Sony surround headset, hopefully they'll allow me to continue using it (rare that I splitscreen AND go online simultaneously so the EarSet isn't required). In the perfect world they'd not only support the previous Sony headsets on the PS4 but also make it so that USB dongles aren't required.

Box Art? Dudes, this is the boggo console and is bound to be plain (my fat PS3 box was pretty dull too), the bundles will be the real eye-catchers! Anyone know whether bundles will be common at launch? Loving the £350 tag but would be interested in getting a deal with the camera and/or some games...

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Comment #17 by Chaos7420
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:21:14 AM
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Also, I like that my headset would work on the PS4. I just bought the Pulse Elite headset a few months ago so that makes me happy.

Sorry for the double post.

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Comment #18 by GrimReaper11485
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:22:30 AM
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hope there is a different type of headset that can be bought because I'm not a fan of ear buds they bother by ears

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Comment #19 by JASONA99
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:30:45 AM
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Looks like they finally did away with the red, white and yellow AV output. Honestly though who doesn't have an HD tv now anyway?

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Comment #20 by DragonFire7007
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:39:11 AM
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Am I the only one that thinks the system is ugly as hell? That slant is just stupid. The only thing I kind of like is the blue line on it. Don't get me wrong I still want one though lol.

The controller however looks like a much needed improvement, sorry but the PS2 and PS3 controllers just suck. I just wish they would offset the sticks like M$ and everyone else does as its more comfortable that way, and hopefully this time they actually use the triggers like M$ does, I've never understood why they put them on the PS3, but then use em as regular buttons.

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Comment #21 by Alex Fly
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:40:44 AM
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Really hyped here ! :)

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Comment #22 by Dasha UK
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:56:04 AM
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That is one sexy console

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Comment #23 by SweatySasquatch
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:56:53 AM
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The controller kind of looks like it has these ,
attached to them which is pretty cool

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Comment #24 by ChowderlyDude
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:03:34 AM
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I'm confused... what's wrong with having more than 2 USB ports? I don't want a usb dongle hanging out of my ps3 all the time... and the cheap ones need to be plugged in too. 4 was perfect on the first ps3 :(

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Comment #25 by Rafie
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:11:52 AM
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So the PS Eye is coming with the console?

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Comment #26 by Naps
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:31:27 AM
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Is that a USB port I see at the back? Finally a exclusive "DS charging" port...

I also see that my TB headset won't work on the PS4... so apart from a new console, a new headset is in order...

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Comment #27 by SUM1SLY
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:37:32 AM
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Where does the disc go in ? I don't see any buttons like eject, does the shiny black part slide open or lift up or something.

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Comment #28 by jvaferreira
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:43:23 AM
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@77 pic 1 - under "Sony", next to the USB ports. The buttons are in the crack.

Why isn't there a size comparison to the PS3 Slim? It looks small though.

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Comment #29 by Boyd12
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:43:52 AM
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@27 The disc goes in the slot next to the USB ports at the front. Im guessing there will be a touch button on the shiny black part that lights up when the console is on.

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Comment #30 by Drax
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:50:58 AM
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look nice but WTF PS4 cost more in UK or cheaper in US o.O

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Comment #31 by vikebone
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:51:31 AM
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Yes, Move controllers will work with the PS4. I believe they confirmed this at the reveal event prior to E3.

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Comment #32 by I Was Banned
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:56:08 AM
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After Glow is the best headset on the market.

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Comment #33 by SUM1SLY
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:59:52 AM
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@28 & 29 yeah i can see it now i really zoomed in, the power and eject button seems to be in the crack between the shiny black and matt black looks like a solid push button (not touch)

Is an aux port usb ?

@26 it says aux guess it's for the ps eye.

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Comment #34 by VagrantSquall
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 12:00:56 PM
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Sony with this PS4 console, who needs a slim version later? Good and amazing design from the start.

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Comment #35 by Frylock
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 12:05:06 PM
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Im really hoping my Pulse Elite headset will work with the ps4

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Comment #36 by SUM1SLY
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 12:05:26 PM
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Btw ps4 controllers are priced at £55 at game if anyone was wondering, also i read somewhere the ps eye doesn't come with the console.

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Comment #37 by diskdocx
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 12:23:25 PM
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Yeah, it's small, and it looks sexy.

But all I want to know is, does it come with an exclusive pre-order, day 1 trophy? Cause if not....


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Comment #38 by XWafty CrankerX
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 12:37:52 PM
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Even though the design is very similar to the Xbox one, for some reason i love it while hating the one, strange.

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Comment #39 by Pink_Floyd
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 12:45:07 PM
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I like it.

OT they should show the 360 with the red light of death ;)

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Comment #40 by roushmartin6
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 12:48:35 PM
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I hope they have a blue tooth headset like the official one now.

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Comment #41 by Rafie
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 12:51:55 PM
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Final Score:

PlayStation- 4

Xbox- 1

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Comment #42 by b_r_a_g_i
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 01:03:08 PM
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My precious!

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Comment #43 by jvaferreira
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 01:03:18 PM
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@41 Where did xbox score?

More like
Plasyation 4
XBox nOne

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Comment #44 by i mak3 big boom
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 01:04:11 PM
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I see it says black at the bottom right of the packaging which could mean there's different colors/versions. I white one would look pretty cool.

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Comment #45 by Rafie
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 01:05:51 PM
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@43 You totally missed it....

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Comment #46 by Dark_Raven666
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 01:06:55 PM
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@44 They always do that, even if there's only one colour. Chances are Black will be the only colour in the west for some time, with Silver and/or White being released in Japan.

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Comment #47 by Arcane Paradise
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 01:30:39 PM
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I'm gawping!!!

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Comment #48 by KeizerGodzilla
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 01:52:05 PM
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I have the PS 3 bluetooth headset and wonder if it will work with this model. And I seem to be the only one diggin' those blue earpieces.

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Comment #49 by solstice
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 01:53:08 PM
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The console looks amazing, and I like that it's very small in retrospect. But that controller is god-awful in my opinion.

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Comment #50 by insaneloverboy23
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 02:47:13 PM
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aww the ps4 is tiny :-)

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Comment #51 by baacharu
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 03:00:18 PM
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shitbox one s**k...ps4 be the best console ever ^^

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Comment #52 by DeathWingKing
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 03:28:21 PM
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Muhahaha! it will be MINE!

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Comment #53 by amoremorte
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 04:08:29 PM
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I'm going to pre-order you today ps4, i can't wait to meet you in person

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Comment #54 by AverySegaw
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 05:08:03 PM
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PS4 from behind looks like some kind of Star Wars ship with vents/thrusters all over it.

I like that it's small, but I'm hoping Sony was smarter working on what's inside the PS4. We don't need another generation of cheap Blu-ray diodes or overheating problems. While I would like more than two USB ports, I think it's safe to say the average user doesn't need more than that. USB 3.0 hubs cost around $30USD, so if you need more, it's not a bad investment.

The headset won't bother me too much. It's much like what's included with smartphones, so almost everyone should have no problem getting accustomed to them. I've seen images of people wearing the official Pulse headset when they were showing off livestream abilities, so I assume (and pray) they are compatible with PS4.

When I look at everything- the console, controller, camera, console boxart, and game boxart design, it all seems to be sleek, modern, and simple. No excess, no extra nonsense (take the touchpad as you will, but it looks like it belongs) get exactly what you see.

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Comment #55 by LukeyCow
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 06:37:28 PM
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Wow I'm really surprised withp the size. I saw a comparison between the Xbone, 360 and PS3 and it was way smaller than any of them. Seems like PS2 size which I pretty cool.

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Comment #56 by Wisefire
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 07:22:56 PM
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I'm confused here... Someone please answer me: will a Turtle Beach PX21 headset work on the PS4...? I'll be very upset if it won't... My first one broke after 1 and a half years, and my current one has been around for 9 months now. I don't want to have to get a third headset... :(

I'm in love with the design. I love the controller the most, but I worry about this: I use the Sony Official Keyboard extension peripheral with my DS3 Controller. I doubt that it will work on the PS4, and I'm fine with that, but does anyone think a similar extension/peripheral will be available? Or maybe a keyboard could be integrated into the touchpad!?! THAT WOULD BE AWESOMEEEEE. EVERYONE could then type/message faster. It's possible too?!

Someone PLEASE answer the top question about the headset, and give thoughts on a keyboard extension

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Comment #57 by Trevor Phillips
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:17:09 PM
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Wow Killzone Shadowfall final cover and more then just to that, they got PS4 camera and other new items?! I am so happy that im gonna get those thank you staff people your to awesome.

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Comment #58 by HYPURED33N3R
Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 12:32:58 AM
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Anyone have any info if the power supply is internal or external? It really would be nice if it was external to cut down on the core temp. But Im going to assume its internal.

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Comment #59 by Eldave0
Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 03:59:00 AM
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*sniff* it's all so beautiful :')
I was actually planning on getting an X1 prior to e3 but I can safely say my pre-order has since changed to a PS4 with DriveClub and Killzone. Cannot wait!

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Comment #60 by Madbuk
Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 03:05:51 PM
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Don't forget - Drive Club is free as long as you have PS+ and own the console the first month (or it may have been day 1, but you pre ordered anyway)

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Comment #61 by Scarfacew00t
Sunday, June 16, 2013 @ 01:55:29 PM
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Ok, the size part really makes me wonder, when the day come that sony release the ps4 slim, how slim can it possibly be?

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Comment #62 by Doomsdayman
Monday, June 17, 2013 @ 06:21:08 AM
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I wonder if this gen will have hardware problems too (RROD,YLOD,Etc).

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Comment #63 by Deftorn
Thursday, June 20, 2013 @ 08:08:03 AM
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That's quite small. That will be nice though. Still have my fat ps3. lol.

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Comment #64 by iblacklabel
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 01:35:09 AM
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Sony confirmed that the PS3 official sony wireless headset will be able to work on PS4, sweet :D

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US November 15, 2013
Europe November 29, 2013
Japan February 22, 2014

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