The Sony PlayStation 4 Slim features a system that is smaller lighter and more energy efficient than the original PS4. Its smaller design, it still provides the same performance found on earlier PS4 models and it does so more quietly. It also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) gaming and content, which takes advantage of increased color depth and contrast on compatible displays.
HDR-enabled content played on an HDR-compatible TV produces a noticeably fuller, richer image that is closer to what the human eye naturally sees. That means much deeper black levels that retain finer details, brighter highlights, and a much wider color spectrum than on traditional HDTVs.
The PlayStation’s GPU contains a unified array of 18 Compute Units, which collectively generate 1.84 teraflops of processing power that can be applied freely to graphics, simulation tasks, or a mixture of the two.
Play as You Download
Spend less time waiting and more time playing with the PS4. When you purchase a game that is enabled with this feature, the PS4 downloads the core content so you can start playing as soon as possible. While you’re playing the PS4 downloads the rest of the game in the background.
The PlayStation App will enable iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to become second screens for the PS4. Once installed on these devices, players can view in game items, purchase PS4 games, download PS4 games directly to the console at home, and even watch the gameplay of other gamers remotely.
The included DualShock 4 wireless controller features familiar controls from its predecessor, the DualShock 3, while also introducing innovative ways to interact with games and other players.
While PlayStation Plus is not required for services such as Netflix, or sharing gameplay via the Share button, it does provide additional features to enhance your PS4 experience.