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A Playstation 4 Teardown 254

Dave Knott writes "Just over one week ahead of the launch of the Playstation 4, Wired has posted an article with a full teardown of Sony's new device. In an accompanying video Sony engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori dismantles the PS4 piece by piece, describing each component and showing just what is contained inside the sleek black box."
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A Playstation 4 Teardown

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 07, 2013 @02:20PM (#45358595)

    The PS4 controller, AKA the dualshock4, is a pretty impressive little device. Trackpad, motion, control, speaker, headset, analog sticks, bunch of buttons.

    And it will connect to any device via bluetooth or USB because it shows up as a Generic HID device on both! You can pair it with your PC, phone or tablet via bluetooth or connect it to anything that supports USB.

    Right now just the basic stuff is supported. Both analog sticks and all buttons (Including the tackpad click). The big triggers register a button press, and register analog on a seperate input too. Hell, even the tilt/motion control shows up as an analog input.

    I'm fairly certain, like with the wiimote, an improved driver will be developed to access the special functions like the track pad and audio interfaces.

    I don't plan on getting the PS4 but I already have a dualshock 4 (You can buy them now at gamestop) and I'm toying with it on lots of things. Already use it as a controller on my tablet for playing emulators and it works better than anything else I've tried by far.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 07, 2013 @02:29PM (#45358691)

    to justify the cost, other than sony's corporate greed. i bet these are way cheaper to manufacture than previous generations, and this is no loss leader funded by game sales.

  • by Marrow ( 195242 ) on Thursday November 07, 2013 @02:40PM (#45358825)

    I still cannot believe that in order to run streaming apps like Netflix or Hulu I have to purchase xbox live just to get the ethernet adapter to work. 50 bucks a year to turn on the ethernet adapter seems a little pricey.

  • Stickers on the back (Score:3, Informative)

    by HockeyPuck ( 141947 ) on Thursday November 07, 2013 @02:44PM (#45358871)

    He makes a comment about how the stickers are there on the back screws to discourage people opening it up and then he goes on to say you can replace the HD with any standard drive.

    Seems they thought of what would happen if people tried to sell their PS4 on the used market. It would be easy/easier for the buyer to tell if the unit had been opened up while still allowing for people to upgrade their systems.

    It's not like they dropped some security torx screws in this or other odd screws like others do (Apple).

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 07, 2013 @03:34PM (#45359389)

    The harddrive is accessed from the side with a simple pop open access panel and a single screw holding the drive's bracket in place. He was doing a tear down. You do not do that to swap in another 2.5" drive!

    The PS3 also has stickers over casing screws. It's obvious if it's been opened (YLOD repair).

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