Sony launches its gaming console PlayStation at Rs 39,990 in India it will be available from 6th January

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Soon after Sony launched its new gaming console the PlayStation 4 in India, people started its comparison with Microsoft’s Microsoft Corp.’s new Xbox One. PlayStation 4 is priced at Rs 39,990 in India and will hit the stores starting from January 6, 2014.

The Sony PS4 is powered by an integrated CPU-GPU design, featuring a 8-core low power x86-64 AMD "Jaguar" CPU, coupled with a 1.84 TFLOPS AMD Radeon GPU. It also features a secondary processor that does the network processing tasks in standby mode, in order to optimise power consumption.

The PS4 comes with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM for memory with a 500GB hard disk drive. It also has a Blu-ray disc and DVD drive. It has 2 USB 3.0 ports, one AUX port, an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR), an HDMI out port, and an optical-out port as connectivity options.

It is interesting to note that both Microsoft and Sony have opted for an x86-based CPU-GPU SoC architecture for their consoles, powered by AMD.

The launch lineup includes 22 games to attract fans of just about any genre, from military shooters to sports simulations to family-friendly adventures including "Killzone: Shadow Fall," and "Drive Club." It also comes with media apps, including Hulu and Netflix.

Sony claimed in November that it had sold 1 million units of its new PlayStation 4 gaming console in the first 24 hours after it hit the market on November 15. The consoles was launched in the U.S. and Canada. It sold more than 2.1 million units after less than three weeks since its launch in North America.

Andrew House, president and group CEO for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc at the time of global launch had said that sales remained strong in North America.

Sony Corp had previously announced it had received more than 1 million advance orders for the console. Still, the initial sales figures are Sony's first salvo in a battle brewing with Microsoft Corp's Xbox One console, which went for sale Nov 22. Sony is also hoping its console can help build a platform for recovery at the Japanese company's money-losing consumer electronics operations.

Sony is planning to sell 5 million PS4 units by the end of its fiscal year that ends onMarch 31. Robert W. Baird & Co analyst Colin Sebastian has said he expects 2.5 million to 3 million PS4 shipments in the fourth quarter in North America.

The PlayStation 4 is Sony’s first new video game console in seven years. It faces competition from Microsoft Corp.’s new Xbox One which has a holistic approach could be called a complete entertainment system. The console incorporates live television as if it is some kind of a magic wand. When the Xbox One is connected to the television, it simply acts like a robot and integrates the live feed.

If we go into more details the large sized Xbox One provides  air more room to circulate, which is likely to ensure the console does not overheat even when under strain for prolonged periods. then it has It has a better launch line-up.

Xbox One has serious potential that you don’t get with the PS4 camera.
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