According to the official Sony PlayStation Access YouTube Channel, the PS4 will host a maximum of 2,000 friends. Also, PS+ is not required to host third party apps such as Netflix or party-chat but it is required for online play. The PlayStation 4 also does not support the DualShock 3, but it does support the Play Station Move. And your PSN Profile will carry over to the Play Station 4, and allow you to determine who accesses your profile and who can’t.
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While most of this news is “old” for those who have been following the PlayStation 4, for those who haven’t, the PS4 comes with a 500 GB HDD that can be replaced and upgraded with any other HDD. You can choose to download the multiplayer or single player segment of a game and play that first, with the choice of downloading the other later or not at all. It also comes packaged with an HDMI cable and you can stream movies. The PS4 also has cross-game chat and the Touchscreen on the Dual Shock 4 is also a press able button.
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Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Accessory Prices
Amazon currently has the Dual Shock 4 priced at $59.96 while Gamestop and Best Buy have it priced at $59.99. The Microsoft Store currently has the Xbox One Wireless Controller at $59.99 and the Play and Charge Kit for $24.99. The bundled Wireless Controller and Play and Charge Kit is $74.99 while the Xbox One headset is $24.99. 12 month Xbox Gold is also being sold for $59.99. Amazon has the Xbox One controller marked as $59.96 while Gamestop and Best Buy have it marked at $59.99.
Keep in mind that the Xbox One does not ship with a headset, presumably because Kinect 2.0 is supposed to be more than adequate for chat, while the PlayStation 4 comes with a headset. Also keep in mind that the PS4 is compatible with PS3 wireless headsets while the Xbox One is not with Xbox 360 headsets. Finally, keep in mind the Dual Shock 4 comes packaged with a rechargeable battery pack while the Xbox One controller does not.