According to, Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s worldwide studio president, the final Sony PS4 console design wasn’t showcased during Wednesday’s presentation because it doesn’t exist yet.
“The console hardware isn’t finished, but we thought this was a really good time to show our games,” Yoshida said during a meeting with journalists Thursday.
Yoshida expressed his understanding that consumers were perturbed by the fact that the Sony PS4 console wasn’t revealed at Wednesday’s event, but said that the company was following specific plans laid out for its worldwide debut. Sony did however reveal a few system specifications, as well as the rumored redesigned controller and the new PlayStation Eye camera peripheral.
Yoshida made it clear that as of now, the company does not have a solidified final design for the next-generation console.
Sony was unwilling to discuss certain aspects of the console with reporters both at the event and in separate meetings; However, the company did announce hardware and software specifications that managed to live up to the rumors we’ve all been hearing for the past year. It looks like Sony will be rushing to finalize its PS4 console design before the Holiday 2013 launch.
Will the PS4 look like recent concepts? Will it be a Roku-like puck? A square, unimaginative AV-type console? There’s no telling at this point. The only thing we know for certain is that the PS4’s hardware specifications totally rock!
Here’s a list of hardware specifications confirmed by Sony:
Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar,” 8 cores
GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
GDDR5 8 GB
Hard Disk Drive
Optical Drive (read-only)
Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0) AUX
Communication Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
Digital Output (optical)
Sony has yet to confirm a price for the console.