When Sony’s PlayStation 4 arrives on the open market, it will feature an “ultra-definition” resolution of 4K, according to a recent report by tech blog BGR.
Sony is a big supporter of 4K resolution, which has yet to leave a big imprint on the consumer electronics market.
When it comes to commercializing a new type of technology, Sony usually has the upper hand; for example, the company supported Blu-Ray, which ended Toshiba’s support of HD-DVD technology.
The 4K resolution technology is currently only supported by some cinemas and several expensive television sets; however, with its high definition that is four times more clear than 1080P HD, it’s quite possible that 4K resolution will become the wave of the future thanks to upscale Blu-ray discs which are already supporting the super high-definition resolution.
When Sony was attempting to popularize Blu-ray playback, the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) was one of the cheapest methods for obtaining a Blu-Ray player.
Other rumors for the futuristic gaming console include a quad-core 3.2GHz AMD Fusion APU, 2GB RAM, and a Radeon HD 7900-series graphics processor.
Some sources claim that the Sony PlayStation 3 won’t arrive on the open market until 2015, a release date that could arrive sooner as competition in the gaming market continues to heat up with mobile gaming attracting an increasing number of gamers.
Do you think including 4K resolution on the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) can help Sony popularize the ultra high-definition playback option on the broader open market?
I, for one, will be the first person in line if the Sony PlayStation 4 features 4K resolution playback.