Sony has released some more official specs for their PlayStation 4 console, including what goodies will come in the box. Earlier today it was announced that the PlayStation 4 would cost $399, beating Microsoft's Xbox One by $100. There's nothing really special here, or anything even notable, but it's probably important to have all this information in one place.
To start, Sony's confirmed that the hard drive in the PlayStation 4 will match Microsoft's and come in at a mean 500GB. Some of this will be used for the OS and other system processes, but until we know the size of those we'll just say 500GB. This confirms earlier details that were as much rumor as fact. I still prefer Sony's first description of just, "huge hard drive."
Next is another basically confirmed fact, that Sony will not be bundling the camera they've built for the PlayStation 4 in the box. That sucker will cost an extra $59, but if you don't require all of your games to have odd voice or camera functionality, then it probably isn't too much of a priority. Also, Sony doesn't require the camera to plugged in 100% of the time... because it's just another peripheral.
Lastly, well, all the specs everyone already knew about. 8GB of GDDR RAM, a single chip x86 AMD "Jaguar" 8-core processor, and a 1.84 TFLOPS GPU based off of AMD's Radeon technology. All the other stuff is there too, the wi-fi, the Ethernet port, the USB ports and etc. It's also nice to hear Sony will bundle a cheap mono headset for everyone who wants to game online day one. Oh, don't forget about the HDMI cable, that's in there too.
Not bad for $399. There's no tablet game pad or a bundled-in first party game, but you win some battles, you lose some. I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship, PlayStation 4.