PlayStation 4 FAQ

Written by Chad

November 2, 2013


With just only a few days left until the grand launch of the PlayStation 4 (well in America and Europe anyway), Sony just published an Ultimate FAQ Guide to answer all of the player’s concern about the PS4, and some answers were very surprising.

We handpicked some of the important questions that most of the players asked before they purchase the next gen console:

How much does the PS4 system cost?
USD 399.99

When does PS4 come out in different countries and regions?

  • North America: November 15th, 2013
  • Europe: November 29th, 2013.
  • Latin America: November 29th, 2013
  • Japan: February 22nd, 2014
  • Asia regions: The middle of December 2013

What comes in the PS4 box at launch?

  • 1 PS4 system with a 500GB hard drive
  • 1 DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller
  • 1 micro-USB cable
  • 1 Mono-headset
  • 1 power cable (1.5m)
  • 1 HDMI cable (2.0m)

What screen resolutions will PS4 support?
480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p

What disc format does PS4 use?
Blu-ray Disc

Can I listen to audio CDs using PS4?
No, PS4 does not support audio CDs.

Will PS4 require a system software update at launch?
PS4 will require a system software update (version 1.50) to add several new features. After you connect to the internet, PS4 will automatically start downloading v1.50 in the background.

How many PSN friends can I have on PS4?
PS4 supports up to 2,000 online friends

What PS4 games will be available at launch in North America?

Sony Computer Entertainment WorldWide Studios Titles

  • Flower
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • Resogun
  • Sound Shapes

Third-Party Titles

  • Angry Birds Star Wars Activision
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Ubisoft
  • Call of Duty Ghosts Activison
  • DC Universe Online Sony Online Entertainment
  • FIFA 14 EA Sports
  • Battlefield 4 Electronic Arts
  • Just Dance 2014 Ubisoft
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Madden NFL 25 EA Sports
  • NBA 2K14 2K Sports
  • Skylanders SWAP Force Activision

Indie Titles

  • Contrast Compulsion Games
  • Pinball Arcade FarSight Studios
  • Super Motherload XGen Studios
  • Tiny Brains Spearhead Games
  • Warframe Digital Extremes

How much will PS4 games cost?
Pricing will vary from publisher to publisher and game to game.

Can I play my PS3 games on my PS4 system?

Does PS4 support used games?

Will any PS4 titles use an Online Pass?
First-party titles will not use an Online Pass, When it comes to third-party titles, PlayStation won’t dictate the strategy of publishers concerning Online Pass

Do PS4 games have regional locks?
Neither digital nor disc-based games will be region locked. In certain instances, a software publisher may choose to region lock a game title for specific reasons

Will the DUALSHOCK 4 controller’s 3.5mm headset jack support other headsets or headphones?
PS Vita system’s headset is fully supported. Some other third-party headsets may support basic audio and chat functionality on PS4

Can I use the DUALSHOCK 3 controller on PS4?

Can Remote Play work outside the user’s home network?
Remote Play may or may not work over a wide area network. For Remote Play to function over a wide area network, a robust and stable WiFi connection and broadband Internet connection is required

Will I be able to play MP3s on PS4?

Where can I share my game content using Share?
PS4 players can share game video on Facebook, game screenshots via Facebook and Twitter, and gameplay livestreams via Ustream and Twitch

How long can I capture videos on PS4?
Up to 15 minutes of your most recent gameplay footage


You may check the PlayStation Blog’s Ultimate FAQ for more in-depth answers

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