Sony released the specifications for the PS4 system early this morning and some of the details should please PlayStation fans. As previously revealed by Jack Tretton during the Sony pre-E3 stage presentation, the basic hardware will cost $399 in the US. A mono headset, HDMI cable, and a wireless controller are included in the box. An additional wireless controller will be available for $59. The optional PlayStation Camera will also be available for $59.
The launch unit will come with a 500GB internal drive and users can replace the drive themselves with a standard 2.5 inch hard drive. Always a nice touch when you’re installing multiple games from Blu-ray discs and need to cheaply expand storage.
In related news, Sony representatives verified that there will be no region-lock on the PS4. They also used Twitter to confirm that gamers without PS Plus subscriptions will not be able to participate in multiplayer gaming on the PS4, but that singleplayer games and media streaming will be permitted.