PS4 specs 'leaked' - many user accounts, new controller

by Ben Salter Featured 24 Comments 33 Votes 2430 Views 25/01/2013 Back to News

Crucial PlayStation 4, codenamed Orbis, development specifications have been leaked, including word on a new controller and multiple user accounts interacting simultaneously.

Kotaku reports that all information is from "official Orbis documentation".

PlayStation 4 'leaked' specs

  • System Memory: 8GB
  • Video Memory: 2.2 GB
  • CPU: 4x Dual-Core AMD64 "Bulldozer" (so, 8x cores)
  • GPU: AMD R10xx
  • Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 2x Ethernet
  • Drive: Blu-Ray
  • HDD: 160GB
  • Audio Output: HDMI & Optical, 2.0, 5.1 & 7.1 channels

These specs are from a development kit, which means they aren't exactly what will be available in your living-room. Of note, we can speculate that there won't be two ethernet ports, but will be more than 160GB of HDD space.

The documents are also said to confirm previous rumours that Sony is working on a new controller. However, the DualShock 3, Sixaxis and PS Move are also compatible.

The key addition to the new controller is an LCD touch screen, similar to the Vita and Wii U GamePad.

Sony is looking to revolutionise user accounts by allowing "multi-user simultaneous logins." This means more than one person can be signed-in by linking controllers to user accounts, rather than the system.

If you're playing four-player co-op, for example, all four players will unlock trophies.

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at least from these dev kits it suggests that there will be support DS3 and that a blu-ray drive will be incorporated to the chagrin of those who want a digital distribution future only.

I heard the new controller may contain an lcd screen or be more like the vita but then again I've also read that it would just have a touch surface (no lcd screen which would keep costs down) I still believe the vita will play a larger role in the next gen.

I do like the whole multi-user simultaneous logins which would suggest that having an lcd screen would make life easier to change settings up for individual users and perhaps tie itself to a cloud system?

hopefully they make it user friendly so that it's easy for us to transport our content over to friends places because some of us still enjoy having mates around to compete against instead of in a lonely dark room connected to the net :P


Good news to AMD if they scoop this up because it would mean tying themselves up with 2 of the 3 major players (nintendo, sony)

hopefully they keep the 4 usb ports but i highly doubt the there will be 2 ethernet ports in the final spec.

I would love to see the DS3 improve as I've never been much of a fan of the analog sticks - I always cramp up :P


In the end they'll have to finalise how they want their games to be played because as we've seen already, the move just wasn't the success they were hoping for because the penetration wasn't there. Kinect probably succeeded because there was no need to continue buy extra controllers.
They either need to simplify the new controller to work with most games and not become a niche and bundle it with the system from the get go.
I hope they put a USB port (or multiple) on the back. It's handy for those with a camera or for plugging in a charging dock and makes everything look neater when it's set up

Huddo said: I hope they put a USB port (or multiple) on the back. It's handy for those with a camera or for plugging in a charging dock and makes everything look neater when it's set up



I reckon!
I'm guessing that the PS4 or Orbis won't have backwards capability.
I do like that idea of the linking controllers to accounts.
Ok now just wait and see how much of these "Leaked specs" will be the same on launch day!
Interesting..... lets see what holds up.
Simultaneous sign-ins are more than welcome <3
They will definitely need to upgrade that HDD, 160gig is pissweak

chucky110 said: They will definitely need to upgrade that HDD, 160gig is pissweak


Yep that's pretty poor. Especially if they want more people to jump on the digital distribution
Multiple sign ins are the only thing here i hope is true, and the fact the dual shock is staying don't much care for the rest
Wasn't really interested till now. Looking forward to it. :)
Well with these specs if it does come out like this would be pretty awesome.

But it is only (Leaked info)ATM
What's the new XB "720" specs will be like?

What's with Playstation using Latin words now, will the new PS4 will be called PS Orbis?
All I know is that Orbis means circle, ring or disc so would this gives us a clue what the new PS4 will be like?
well the leaked specs for the xbox 720 are pretty much on par.

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Diagonis83 said: I'm guessing that the PS4 or Orbis won't have backwards capability.
I do like that idea of the linking controllers to accounts.

If it's running Jaguar not a chance for PS3, there's still room to port stuff over though especially with Gakai.

MetalDemon said: Well with these specs if it does come out like this would be pretty awesome.
But it is only (Leaked info)ATM

Prettymuch every other gaming site with developer/industry sources has reported the same specs/about the same in the past couple of weeks, they're legitimate.
Just went and read a bit about these specs and from what I gathered they're not a massive amount better than the Wii U, or am I wrong?
Tsunamo

How can you say is legit when its not even out yet?

If it has these specs we will be looking at around $1000 price tag.

MetalDemon said: Tsunamo
How can you say is legit when its not even out yet?
If it has these specs we will be looking at around $1000 price tag.



Not really... From my calculations,

System Memory: 8GB - $50
CPU: 4x Dual-Core AMD64 Bulldozer - $190
GPU: AMD R10xx - $80??
HDD: 160GB - $30??
Blu-Ray Drive - $60
Motherboard - $50??
Controller - $100??

So that will be roughly around $520 for production costs. But seeing as how they get all there parts in bulk, will probably be around $400.

I reckon it will retail for $599/$699.

Ok we now know what's the insides is going to be like now the next question is what will the console look like?

They calling it "Orbis" which means disc or round I hope that mite be a clue what it mite look like hopefully its not.

Now since I think about we have the Ps Vita (Life) and new PS4 will be called PS Orbis (circle) so put them together you get Orbis Vita which translate Circle of Life. I don't if it has any relations with The Lion King but that sound good.

Sumguy0 said:

MetalDemon said: Tsunamo
How can you say is legit when its not even out yet?
If it has these specs we will be looking at around $1000 price tag.


Not really... From my calculations,
System Memory: 8GB - $50
CPU: 4x Dual-Core AMD64 Bulldozer - $190
GPU: AMD R10xx - $80??
HDD: 160GB - $30??
Blu-Ray Drive - $60
Motherboard - $50??
Controller - $100??
So that will be roughly around $520 for production costs. But seeing as how they get all there parts in bulk, will probably be around $400.
I reckon it will retail for $599/$699.



Thats all good what about putting it together cost?
What about umm PROFIT?

If it cost them say $400 to outlets to sell. They will sell for $800 at least.
don't they sell at a lost normally :P

punk said: don't they sell at a lost normally



Yes the Ps3 did when it first come out.
They cannot afford that with the PS4

MetalDemon said: Tsunamo
How can you say is legit when its not even out yet?
If it has these specs we will be looking at around $1000 price tag.

Because multiple sites with sources inside the industry/have developers they can contact are getting a same reports as these being the rough specs (although it could change in the coming months) for the system.

I'd be skeptical if they weren't consistent, but almost all of the reports have resported stuff close to this with the exception of a few changes, so I have no doubt it's legit.

And not at all, console manufacturers get parts cheaper than the retail price. What Sumguy said actually seems like a fairly good estimate looking at the Xbox 360's launch pricing here which was $500 for the basic and $650 for the core. And the 360, PS3 and Wii U have been sold at a loss, they can't afford another PS3 launch though, launching two years later with nothing to show for it cost Sony dearly this generation.
I'm hoping that the actual CD reader will not be near the top like the PS2 and revised PS3 slim.

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