OTTAWA, Canada — We proudly partnered with iFixit for the Sony PS4 launch and lined up outside of EB Games in Ottawa for the midnight release. Excitement was in the air, to say the least. It's hard to believe that it's already been seven years since Sony released their Playstation 3.
Sony's Playstation 4 has been seven years in coming to market. Above, the PS4 before Chipworks and iFixit tore it down.
You'd think that in seven years, Sony would incorporate a fair bit of design innovation and that is in fact what we have here. In that time span, the market has evolved from gaming consoles to full-fledged living room hubs that incorporate games, movies, music, social, and much more. Despite the home media revolution, Sony's marketing messaging has made it very clear that the PS4 is first and foremost a gaming console.
The new PS4's design blends Sony's traditional jet black color with a slim and lustrous look. It's very similar in size to Sony's second generation PS3 and slightly more compact than its rival Xbox One. One of the first things we noticed was that Sony's engineers managed to find a way to fold the power supply inside the box, leaving clumsy gamers with no peripheral power brick to trip over.
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Removing PS4 console's hard drive.
The PS4 hard drive.
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