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Sony Rolls Out Slimmer PlayStation 4

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a new slimmer and lighter PlayStation 4 (PS4) video game console.

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Unedited press release follows:

Sony Interactive Entertainment To Launch Slimmer And Lighter PlayStation®4 In September, Available At 29,980 Yen, $299, €299 And £259

~ALL PS4 Will Support HDR Imaging Technology

NEW YORK CITY, Sept. 7, 2016 — Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that a new slimmer and lighter PlayStation®4 (PS4™) (CUH-2000 series) computer entertainment system with a 500GB HDD will become available in Japan, North America and in Europe starting from September 15, 2016, at manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of 29,980 yen, $299 USD, €299 and £259*1*2*3.

The internal architecture of the new PS4 system has been revamped, reducing its volume by more than 30% compared to the previous models and reducing its weight by 25% and 16% compared to the first (CUH-1000 series) and current (CUH-1200 series) models respectively. Also, the new PS4 system is more energy efficient, as the power consumption has been cut by more than 34% and 28% compared to the very first and current models.

The form factor of the new system inherits the slanted body design of the previous models, with the foreside and backside of its body slightly angled. The corners are trimmed and curved, giving it a softer impression that would appeal to a wider range of audience. The new simple look, with gloss finished PS family mark designed on the center of the top surface, will fit perfectly wherever it is placed.

Furthermore, looking ahead to the future of imaging technology, all PS4 systems including the new slimmer model and PlayStation®4 Pro will support HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging technology*4, which enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.

Approaching its third year since launch, PS4′s games portfolio is stronger than ever, and will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles from third-party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios such as FINAL FANTASY XV (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.), Horizon Zero Dawn (SIE WWS), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision), Watch Dogs 2 (Ubisoft), The Last Guardian (SIE WWS).5

SIE is focused on expanding PS4′s ecosystem by introducing new system features like HDR, launching high quality exclusive PlayStation games, pushing innovation in gaming through PlayStation®VR, and building online services offered on PlayStationTMNetwork.

<PlayStation®4 (CUH-2000 series)>

Product name PlayStation®4
Color Jet Black
Product code CUH-2000 series
MSRP 500GB HDD: 29,980yen, US$299, EU€299 and £259*1

1TB HDD: 34,980yen*1

Main Processor Single-chip custom processor

CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores

GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine

Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size*6 500GB, 1TB
External dimensions Approx. 265×39×288 mm (width × height × length)

(excludes largest projection)

Mass Approx. 2.1 kg
BD/ DVD drive

(read only)

BD × 6 CAV

DVD × 8 CAV

Input/ Output Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1) port × 2

AUX port × 1

Networking Ethernet(10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth®v4.0

Power AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Max. 165W
Operating Temperature 5ºC – 35ºC
AV output HDMI™ out port (HDR output supported)

*1 Prices in North America and Japan exclude tax. Prices in Europe and UK include tax.

*2 The price of PS4 with 1TB HDD is 34,980yen.

*3 Release date and MSRP of the slimmer and lighter PS4 for Asian region will be announced separately.

*4 All PS4 will support HDR by the upcoming system software update.

*5 Title line-up differs by regions.

*6 The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in the document.

About Sony Interactive Entertainment
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, PlayStation®Original and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions and regional headquarters in California, London and Tokyo.

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