The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Announced as the successor to the PlayStation 3 during a press conference on February 20, 2013, it was launched on November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe, South America and Australia; and February 22, 2014, in Japan. It competes with Nintendo's Wii U and Switch, and Microsoft's Xbox One.
- Do you want the honest truth? This machine [the PlayStation 4] is not so strong as you think. This is like a five-year-old PC. If consoles were as powerful as PCs are today, you would see all different games. Most of the work developers put out there is to make them work on consoles.
- Josef Fares, as quoted in "The PS4 is 'like a five-year-old PC' and is holding games back, says developer" (June 2017), by Kirk McKeand, PCGamesN
- Encyclopedic article on PlayStation 4 at Wikipedia