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How PlayStation 4 Works

Game designer Mark Cerny speaking at Sony’s Playstation 4 announcement event on Feb. 20, 2013 in New York.
The much-hyped PlayStation 4 arrived on Nov. 15, 2013, bearing a heavy burden for a product that's supposedly all about levity and fun. With the gaming console industry at a crossroads and Sony's profits cratering, the PS4 is tasked with not only helping to resurrect its mother company but also reinvigorate console gaming in general. It almost sounds like a great premise for a challenging business simulation game ... only this is definitely no game. In spite of that weary load, the PS4 is generating a lot of hullabaloo among not only gamers, but also with game developers and industry pundits. To that end, keep in mind that it's been a full six years since the introduction of thePlayStation 3. Since then, the world of gaming has flipped more times than Super Mario fighting the final boss. Back then, smartphones were but a glimmer in Apple's eye and tablet computer…