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Sony unveils PlayStation 4 hardware at E3 conference

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ps4 press shot
ps4 press shot

After a controversial no-show at the PlayStation 4's February event, Sony has finally revealed the console's hardware design. The PS4 has an understated, angular form with matte and glossy black finishes on different sections of the body. As with the PlayStation 2 and Playstation 3, the console can be used in both horizontal and vertical orientations.

Sony announced most of the PS4's technical specifications earlier in the year. On the inside, the PS4 is powered by an AMD chip combining eight Jaguar cores with a Radeon graphics processor. The system has 8GB of fast GDDR5 RAM, a 6x Blu-ray drive, and a built-in 500GB hard drive for storage.

Input is provided by the new DualShock 4 controller, which has a touch-sensitive surface and a Share button to upload game footage to various online services. The PlayStation 4 Eye peripheral offers additional options with twin cameras and a four-microphone array.

Check out our Sony E3 2013 Live Blog for the latest updates!