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The PlayStation 4, abbreviated as PS4, is a video game console from Sony. It is the successor to the PlayStation 3, and along with the Xbox One and Wii U, is part of the eighth console generation. As with other PlayStation consoles since the PS3, it has access to PlayStation Network. The initial model was released in November 2013.
As with the PS3 before it, the PS4 is marketed as a high-definition console and boasts improved capabilities over that previous model, such as the ability to record and stream live gameplay. However, it lacks the broad base format support shared by previous generations in the PlayStation family, requiring its own library of games and peripheral hardware. Sony uses the PlayStation Network and the PlayStation Now service, described further in this article, as a means of distributing select software from earlier platforms.
As of Fall 2016, Sony has added two variant models to the PS4 family of devices. The high-end PS4 Pro is capable of displaying and recording games in the emerging 4K Ultra HD (UHD) standard. The standard Slim model replaces the original model with a more energy-efficient unit smaller in size and weight, though retaining many of the original unit's features in a like manner to previous PlayStation redesigns.
Final Fantasy titles for PS4Edit
|Final Fantasy VII||Winter 2015||December 7, 2015||December 7, 2015||N/A|
|Final Fantasy VII Remake||TBA||TBA||TBA||N/A|
|Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster||May 14, 2015||May 12, 2015||May 15, 2015||83|
|Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age||2017||2017||2017||N/A|
|Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn||April 14, 2014||April 14, 2014||April 14, 2014||86|
|Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward||June 23, 2015||June 23, 2015||June 23, 2015||85|
|Final Fantasy XV||November 29, 2016||November 29, 2016||November 29, 2016||N/A|
|A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV||November 29, 2016||November 29, 2016||November 29, 2016||N/A|
|Final Fantasy Type-0 HD||March 19, 2015||March 17, 2015||March 20, 2015||73|
|Dissidia Final Fantasy||TBA||TBA||TBA||N/A|
|World of Final Fantasy||October 27, 2016||October 25, 2016||October 28, 2016||N/A|
- Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae (Download key exclusively included in initial shipment of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.)
- Platinum Demo – Final Fantasy XV
Like the PlayStation 3 before it, the PlayStation 4 supports custom dynamic system themes, allowing each user to select his/her own wallpaper, interface icons, and background music. The following Final Fantasy titles have associated official system themes and/or theme elements available for download. Official themes can be purchased via microtransactions, though some themes may require that a specific edition of the game in question be installed first. Other themes were available as pre-order bonuses for the games in question:
- Final Fantasy VII
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
- Final Fantasy XV
PlayStation Now is a service which allow users to pay for access to a selection of original PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 titles on either a per-game basis or via a subscription.
The following Final Fantasy titles were available to use with the PlayStation Now streaming service until they were removed in October 2015.:
- Final Fantasy XV: VR Experience
Special limited editionsEdit
This bundle was released on April 14, 2014 in Sony Japan stores, limited to only 1,400 units. The package includes a PlayStation 4 console with a 500 GB hard drive, a copy of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on disc, and a laser etched hard drive bay cover. The bundle costs 45,180 yen plus tax.
A limited edition Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation TV will be released exclusively on Sony's stores in Japan.
A downloadable code for the Heavensward PlayStation theme will be included in the package.
The Japanese release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD was available as a special hardware bundle which included a Final Fantasy Type-0-themed PlayStation 4 along with a copy of the game, a Dualshock 4 controller, a Final Fantasy Type-0 theme, and a download code for Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae. The bundle was priced at ¥46,980 ($393) when it launched on March 19.
To commemorate the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in North America, Square Enix organized a sweepstakes for a chance to win a custom Final Fantasy Type-0-themed PlayStation 4 console for those who pre-ordered the Collector's Edition version.
Dragon Quest X Final Fantasy Special Hard Drive coverEdit
A custom PlayStation 4 faceplate featuring the moogle from Final Fantasy Type-0 and Slime from Dragon Quest Heroes was raffled off in Japan. By purchasing both Final Fantasy Type-0 and Dragon Quest Heroes for the PlayStation 4, players had a chance of owning one of the 100 limited edition faceplate.
The special edition PlayStation 4 Slim for Final Fantasy XV has a moon decal on the surface. The Chinese version has the emblem of the Kingdom of Lucis, and the name of the game is styled as "Final Fantasy 15" as using Roman Numerals is not common in China.
- ↑ http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff12_tza/
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2-bWotLKqo
- ↑ http://gematsu.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-jump-festa-2015-new-trailer-ultimate-box-ps4-bundle-gameplay-improvements
- ↑ http://www.siliconera.com/2015/02/23/slimes-moogles-gather-rare-dragon-quest-x-final-fantasy-ps4-hdd-cover/