Sony: PS4 Will Not Restrict Used Games or Require Net Connection

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Priced at US$399, 399 Euros, 349 British pounds this holiday season

Sony Computer Entertainment of America President and CEO Jack Tretton announced on Monday that the upcoming PlayStation 4 console will not have additional restrictions on used games. Specifically, Tretton said that PlayStation 4 users can trade, borrow, lend, or sell games like previous-generation console games. He added that the console will not require an always-online connection for single-player gameplay, and disc-based games will not need to go online from time to time.

The console will be priced at US$399, 399 Euros, or 349 British pounds in their respective regions this holiday season.

Sony also unveiled the exterior design of the PlayStation 4, and its Monday presentation displayed logos for video-streaming services such as Crunchyroll, Neon Alley, Hulu, Netflix, redbox instant, and flixster. Tretton added that existing PlayStation Plus memberships will carry over to the PlayStation 4. Sony will launch its previously announced game cloud service on PlayStation 4 in the United States next year, followed by support for the PS Vita.

Update: The console will come with 8GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive, a Blu-ray Disc drive, USB 3.0, Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, a wireless DualShock 4 controller, monoaural headet, electric power cord, HDMI cable, and a USB cable.

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