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Sony releases bizarre PS4 unboxing video

Sony releases bizarre PS4 unboxing video

The Sony PlayStation 4.

Sony has literally taken the wraps of its upcoming games console in a rather peculiar new PS4 unboxing video.

The video shows that included with the 500GB console will be one DualShock 4 controller, a mono headset, an HDMI cable, a manual, a voucher for free PSN services, and yes, both an AC power cable and a USB cable!

Hardly revolutionary stuff, but Sony has at least applied its own unique style to the video, with the unboxing taking place in a strange spaceship cockpit/server room and the unboxer wearing brown leather gloves.

The mystery man behind the gloves is none other than Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, who finishes the video with the company's "greatness awaits" line.

The Sony PlayStation 4 release date will be later this week on Friday 15 November in the US and then on 29 November in the UK and Europe then throughout December for other regions. Finally it will hit Japan in February 2014.

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MrDomRocks 11th November 2013, 13:19 Quote
This one is better, even if Francis is intentionally being a douche in the video.

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sandys 11th November 2013, 13:23 Quote
Wired had an excellent strip down of the internals of the PS4 done by Sony that is worth a look, can't find it on their site for some reason, looks like a superb bit of system design.

Found it.

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/11/playstation4-teardown-video/

Surprising how much of the system is the PSU, the PS4 could be tiny if they took Microsofts external PSU approach.
proxess 11th November 2013, 13:38 Quote
So they're following something along the lines of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories album unboxing.
loftie 11th November 2013, 14:44 Quote
MY GOD, CABLES! Yea, I don't like or see the point of that video.
Corky42 11th November 2013, 14:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by sandys
Surprising how much of the system is the PSU, the PS4 could be tiny if they took Microsofts external PSU approach.

And how much empty space there is on the main board, it seem you could almost fit the whole thing on a PCB the size of an average graphics card.
sandys 11th November 2013, 15:03 Quote
Would make a lovely add-in card for my PC :D I'd give up a GPU for that.
Cerberus90 11th November 2013, 17:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Corky42
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandys
Surprising how much of the system is the PSU, the PS4 could be tiny if they took Microsofts external PSU approach.

And how much empty space there is on the main board, it seem you could almost fit the whole thing on a PCB the size of an average graphics card.

For cooling perhaps?
sandys 11th November 2013, 17:27 Quote
Its the size it is because it houses all the ports and drive connectivity around all sides of the PS4 and antenna etc. probably minimal layers for cheapness too, pretty neat job for launch.
Gradius 11th November 2013, 17:38 Quote
I see absolutely nothing bizarre here.
Cheapskate 11th November 2013, 18:58 Quote
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...Brown leather gloves...
-So OJ was innocent...
pilsner72 11th November 2013, 19:06 Quote
What will happen to the one in bits, i'll buy it for £50
Guinevere 12th November 2013, 00:28 Quote
Every time I see this dude I think he's trying so hard to be uber cool and sees himself as the Japanese Steve Jobs or something.

But he's just a fail bucket full of fail.
Eggy 12th November 2013, 14:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
Every time I see this dude I think he's trying so hard to be uber cool and sees himself as the Japanese Steve Jobs or something.

But he's just a fail bucket full of fail.
He's very approachable though. Very active on twitter. Responds to most questions without beating around the bush. very refreshing for a company president.
spyplane 12th November 2013, 15:45 Quote
I wonder what the XBONE packaging includes. Maybe a diagram trying explaining why 720p at 30 fps is actually a good thing for $500?
SlowMotionSuicide 12th November 2013, 18:18 Quote
If you have ever wondered what kind of gloves a strangler rapist would wear, well now you know.
stuartwood89 12th November 2013, 20:04 Quote
Japan
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