How much storage space does it have?
500 GB HDD that can be upgraded.
Can the PS4 support PS3 controllers (wired, wireless)
PS4 does not support dualshock 3 controllers
What's the battery life on the controller?
Many users have reported it to be less than the DualShock 3, likely due to the additional features. The controller can be charged through USB with the system on standby.
If I upgraded the HDD to a SSD or SSHD will i get a performance boost?
Yes, slightly but it depends on the game and the drive. You may have to run it a few times. See here:
How many blu-ray layers will the player read?
Safe to assume at least dual-layer. Some ps3 games are already dual layer. Higher density discs may be possible with a firmware upgrade but you may see multiple dual-layer Blu-ray games before that happens (depends on the pressing costs)
What version of HDMI will it launch with?
How is Sony going to utilize the cloud technology from Gaikai for the PS4?
Will my [insert ps3 headset here] work with ps4?
As of firmware 1.6, the PS4 supports official PULSE headsets.
Any 1/8" microphone will work plugged into the DS4. Basically anything with three lines on the cable, like this:
Will the PS4 support cross-game chat? If Yes, Will it communicate with the Vita?
Originally Posted by XtraTrstrL
PS4/Vita cross-chat confirmed:
Do you have to use your real name on PSN?
No. You can choose who sees your real name. If you add a friend through Facebook or through searching their true name, their name will appear. This name is separate from a PSN ID
Can I play my digital games on another PS4?
Yes. As long as you are signed in, you can access your digital games and save data on any ps4.
Can we play our music during any game?
Yes. This was confirmed at gamescom. Just press the PS button.
Currently, this only applies to the Music Unlimited app, but this may change.
Can the PS4 be in suspend mode for remote play?
No. Just like ps3 it must be turned on in order to run the game.
Is that a speaker on the DualShock 4?
It's a speaker. The PS4 is compatible with bluetooth, usb, and 1/8" (mobile phone) headsets (through the controller). The system includes a mono 1/8" headset
Will the PS4 support keyboards for typing?
Yes. You can also type using SIXAXIS on DS4 or send voice messages.
If I buy a disc-based game, can I install it onto the HDD and play without the disc?
Yes most games install onto the HDD anyway. The disc will be needed for verification, however.
Will the PS4 support voice commands for navigation?
Yes, via the camera and any headset.
Will the ps4 play games in 4k?
No. It will support 4k movies and pictures.
Can i play games with my friends on ps3 or psvita?
Yes but this functionality is up to the developers. See the game Helldivers.
Is the HDD Sata 3?
No. It is SATA II but the ps4 supports SATA III drives. The difference is negligible.
Will the Vita be able to perform all the same functions as the playstation app on phones/tablets?
Yes, the PS APP will be available for download on vita.
Will the PS3 Blu-ray remote work with PS4?
Will the PS4 have dedicated servers similar to Xbox One?
Yes, it depends on the game, though.
Can we change our PSN IDs?
No but there is a loophole by changing your Facebook name and displaying that
Can I use and external HDD for game storage?
Will the PS4 play .mkv files?
Can we "gift" games for our friends?
Can we pre-load games before release?
Will you be able to play any PSP/PS Vita downloadable titles you already have purchased?
Not on your ps4.
Is [email protected] available on PS4?
Can you send titles with your messages like on ps3?
Is there an option to appear offline?
Can my ps3 friends see that I'm playing on ps4?
Can I log in to ps3 and ps4 simultaneously?
Why is my ps4 beeping when I press the eject button?
There is no disc in the drive
How long should I leave my ps4 in standby mode?
It was designed to be in standby mode indefinitely, you should be fine.
How do I know when my friend was last online?
Currently the only way to do this is to find them in your friends list and look under their recent activity.
How do I lower the volume of the controller speaker or the headset?
Hold the PS button and select "adjust devices".
How do I set the controller to turn off automatically?
Under "power save settings" in settings.
LINK - How do I format PS4 Hard Drive?
Go to Settings > Initialization > Initialize.
LINK - I choose not to show my real name, yet it shows up on my feed. So is it still hidden from everyone, and that I can see it?
If you have it set to hidden it still shows your real name on your UI. Only way people see your name is if you allow it and you send a name request.
LINK - What is the absolute largest HDD on can use to replace the original HDD that comes with a PS4? Thanks...
Sony hasn't confirmed the largest supported hdd. There are reports of 2.0TB drives being supported. ~ chrisw26308
Is there any other video output on the PS4 besides the HDMI? Thanks...
No ~ chrisw26308
(I've only seen pictures with blue)Are there any background color options for the PS4 menu? Thanks...Can pictures be used as menu backgrounds on the PS4? Thanks...
No ~ chrisw26308
LINK - How do I get shared videos from Facebook to Youtube?
PSU actually posted a article on how to get PS4 videos from your Facebook to YouTube. Here's the LINKY ~ Sparc
Can you have private chat as well as party chat on the PS4?
Yes, you can. You decide who can join your chat.
Which games support the digital upgrade from PS3?
COD Ghosts, AC4, NBA 2K14
Why doesn't new firmware install in standby mode?
The system is required to be in a full power state when updating the firmware. Game updates will install automatically.
I've downloaded the minimum amount for X game to work. Do I have to be in the game for the rest to download?
No. It will download no matter what you are doing.
What is the resolution/frame rate at which ps4 will record gameplay?
They appear to be in the native resolution and frame rate but highly compressed. Here's a link with more info:
Where do I go to access my saved data?
Settings > application saved data >online storage ~chrisw26308
How much of the 8GB of RAM are reserved for the OS?
While no official report is available, based on documents from developers, the PS4 currently reserves 2 cores of the processor and 3 GB of RAM for the OS, with 512mb "flexible" (designated by the OS). This will likely shrink over time (as it did with the ps3 from 120 to 50 mb), allowing for more complex games.