PlayStation 4 unboxing
The PlayStation 4 hits shops tomorrow, and if you're still torn about whether you should get one, we've got our hands on a full retail model, and the PlayStation Camera to see what's in the box.
The PlayStation 4 is very much the next gen console, with its 8-core 64-bit AMD processor and 8GB of super-fast GDDR5 RAM. It features a 500GB hard drive too, though that is expandable with an off-the-shelf hard drive, contrasting Xbox's proprietary route.
In the box, you'll find one of the new-design DualShock 4 controllers, with changes that include a touchpad, tweaked D-pad and more sensitive joysticks. There's also a standard 3.5mm headphone jack for hooking up your headphones, or the included mono headset.
Taking a look at the console itself, it features two front-mounted USB ports for charging your controller, a slot-loading disc drive, an ethernet port (though it is wireless out of the box), one HDMI out and a digital optical audio out too - older TVs are out of luck, though, as there are no analogue outs.
Also in the box, you'll find a power cable (without a power brick, unlike the Xbox One), a USB to micro USB lead for hard-wiring your controller and an HDMI lead.
The PlayStation Camera is available separately, and not included as Microsoft has done with the Kinect and Xbox One. Smaller than Kinect, it's arguably less integral to the PlayStation 4 experience as well, with only one game currently confirmed for it - Just Dance 2014.
It features two lenses for a wider field of view and four microphones, which will help with its basic voice command features. It'll cost around £50, though you may find it included in some bundles.
Watch the video above to see the PlayStation 4 in all its half-gloss-half-matte slanty glory, and stay tuned for our full review very soon