Sony Unveils Playstation 4

After months of rumor and speculation, Sony has revealed its new game machine -- the PlayStation 4 -- as well as a new controller with a touchpad, a "share" button and light bar.

Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment told a room packed full of journalists that the new machine -- the successor to the PlayStation 3 -- would take the moniker PlayStation 4. Sony then revealed the new touch-sensing DualShock controller as well as a new "stereo camera" that works in conjunction with the controller.

Sony said the PlayStation 4 will launch "holiday 2013" but did not reveal a specific date or a price. Sony also did not show off what its new gaming hardware will look like, revealing only the controller and pictures of the new camera.

Mark Cerny, the PS4's lead system architect, did outline some of the innards that will be powering the machine explaining, "The architecture we chose is like a PC in many ways."

The PlayStation 4 will feature an X86-64 AMD Jaguar CPU with 8 cores, an AMD Radeon GPU and 8 gigabytes of unified system memory. Like the PS3, it will also feature a Blu-ray drive.

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