Sony's PlayStation 4 was tested extensively by the United States government agency, FCC, to be significantly cooler compared to its predecessor - PlayStation 3. The gaming console would less likely to go overheat during long gaming hours.
FCC on PlayStation 4
Sony proudly presented the hardware of PlayStation at the E3 and the development kit for gaming console passed by the FCC. The DUH-D1000AA prototype development kit for PS4 is listed, tested for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios. It also notes that the maximum clock frequency of PS4 is 2.75GHz according to Engadget.
The FCC also revealed that the gaming device has a significant less heat generation compared to PlayStation 3. The previous generation PlayStation has an average temperature between 45 to 55 degrees Celsius while PlayStation generates an average between 5 to 35 degrees Celsius. Owners of PlayStation 4 can play several hours of gaming without worrying of overheating issues or drawback from the console.
Two of the system labels are also marked with "Made in China" and "Made in Japan" which hints that Hirai and Co. will be manufacturing the hardware in both territories.
Sony PlayStation 4 Document
According to the document revealed by Engadget from the FCC, PlayStation 4 has a sleek design for extra cooling, more light indicators and connection ports. It has a maximum clock frequency of 2.5GHz, 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, up to 35 degrees Celsius of temperature, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
PlayStation 4's dimension is 370 x 118 x 226 mm with approximate weight of 2.8kg which almost half of the weight of the original PlayStation 3. A slimmer PS3 model is expected to be the lightest among all versions with 2.1kg.
Sony's flagship gaming console will released by the end of 2013 during the holidays with a price tag of $399 in North America and £349 in the United Kingdom. Famous game titles such as Killzone: Shadow Fall, Drive Club and Knack are going to be launched alongside with PlayStation 4.