Playstation 4 Developer Unit Leaks Out

An early developer unit for the Playstation 4 leaked out today showing the system as well as the prototype for the new controller – Don’t worry, it’s not a boomerang. The system is supposed to have very similar specs to the new Xbox system, which also had a dev unit leak out earlier this week.

I’ve included the specs for the new system below. Interesting that the initial leak shows the system using 8GB instead of 16GB, which the new Xbox system is purported to use.

One interesting thing to note is on the prototype controller, there appears to be a touch-sensitive strip, similar to that found on the back of the Playstation Vita. I’m not sure what to take with that, but there have been talks about using the Vita as an extended capacity controller for the next system. Maybe this will have some of the features found in the Vita.

Playstation 4 Developer Unit



  • System Memory: 8GB
  • Video Memory: 2.2 GB
  • CPU: 4x Dual-Core AMD64 “Bulldozer” (so, 8x cores)
  • GPU: AMD R10xx
  • Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 2x Ethernet
  • Drive: Blu-Ray
  • HDD: 160GB
  • Audio Output: HDMI & Optical, 2.0, 5.1 & 7.1 channels

Specs according to Kotaku

Reader Input:

What are you looking forward to with the Playstation 4? Would you consider using a PS Vita as one of the controllers?


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Shane Paris

​Shane is the founder and Technical Editor-in-Chief here at That's It Guys. He enjoys Star Trek, 80s and 90s action movies, and everything tech related. Shane is highly skilled with computer hardware, software, and electronics.