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June 27, 2013 // 2:59 am - Since the official Sony PlayStation 4 unveil, some pictures of the PS4 box contents and bundled headset have now surfaced.

Below are the details, from (linked above) to quote: "We already know that the box of the PS4 will include the console, the DualShock 4, a HDMI cable, a mono headset, a power cord, an USB cord and the instructions.

What we didn't yet know is how some of those components will look. Today the picture portrayed above has been floating on the internet. Is it the first picture or mock up of what will be inside the coveted PS4 box or a very well made fake?

Interestingly enough the USB cable seems to be a two meter one, at least making a visual comparison with an equivalent one I have at home, while the cable included in the PS3 was only one meter long. This might give some more leeway to those like me that like to play for extended sessions and prefer to have the controller plugged in.

Pushing the picture in question through some rather heavy enlarging on photoshop shows no real evident signs of alteration, but we weren't able to confirm the validity of the source, so for now we'll chalk it as a rumor. The headset looks a little cheap, but all in all it looks quite good, doesn't it?

Update: The picture is confirmed as legit. It appeared on the Amazon UK product listing together with a picture of the headset plugged into the DualShock 4, that you can see below."

PlayStation 4 / PS4 Box Contents and Headset Pictures Surface

PlayStation 4 / PS4 Box Contents and Headset Pictures Surface

PlayStation 4 / PS4 Box Contents and Headset Pictures Surface

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#29 - Pretikewl - June 11, 2013 // 8:17 pm
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Just pre-ordered mine off Amazon. Done and done.

#28 - JeoWay - June 11, 2013 // 8:14 pm
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During Sony's Press Conference they announced that the PS4 will support PS Plus Features and will require PS Plus to be able to play their games online. All users will be able to access their previous content from original PS Plus and their saves, along with more free games at the same less than $5 per month. Users will also be able to access all Sony Services such as Netflix, YouTube, Redbox, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, and more without the PS Plus Subscription.

On a basic, each device (PS3, PSVITA, and PS4), will receive 3 games per month, per device. Meaning that within a year, if you have all three systems, you will receive nearly 108 free games per year! Along with great online services such as,

-Free Games
-Huge Discounts (10% - 75%)
-Great Exclusives
-Automatic Updating
-Online Game Save
-Full Game Trials
-Early Access to Content
-Gets better each year

With this being said, Sony has not only made a great quality and affordable console known as the PS4, they have created an amazing service that allows users who can't afford games the ability to get 108 free games per year on 3 different PS Plus enabled devices for less than $5 per month.

Sony has done a great job and has gone in the direction we have all wanted. Great Online service. Although you must pay for multiplayer, it is very good to see Sony offers much more to make that $5 per month worth it. Every Penny of it. Microsoft has definitely gone down in the gaming industry after losing 2 generations in a row.

Don't worry though, PlayStation Network online multiplayer will only require PS Plus for PS4 Games. Your PS3 and PS Vita will not require PS Plus, but I HIGHLY recommend getting it.


#27 - misiozol - June 11, 2013 // 7:37 pm
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Hope the Micro$oft will choke with it's treating customer like milking cow policy I hate M$ for this, hope they fail in any way possible for making those stupid rules like paying for second hand games fee and internet connection needed at all times

#26 - ModderFokker - June 11, 2013 // 5:44 pm
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He dropped the mic.. Seriously you will easily earn the $60 back in the FIRST month of PS+ ...amount of games you get is ridiculous.


PS3 games in PS Plus 2012 from Januari:
Back to the Future
Voodoo Dice
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HD
Far Cry 2
Trine 2
The Simpsons Arcade
Shift 2: Unleashed
Shank 2
Magic Orbz
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom
Mushroom Wars
Ricochet HD
Sky Fighter
Smash Cars
Wakeboarding HD
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Chime Super Deluxe
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
inFamous 2
LittleBigPlanet 2
Motorstorm Apocalypse
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD
Renegade Ops
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light
Saints Row 2
Dead Space 2
Just Cause 2
Red Dead Redemption
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Double Dragon Neon
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
Resident Evil 5
Crysis 2
Cubixx HD
Ratchet and Clank All 4 One
Batman: Arkham City

December 2012:
5th December: Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
5th December: LIMBO (PS3)
5th December: Vanquish (PS3)
12th December: Big Sky Infinity (PS Vita and PS3)
19th December: Mortal Kombat (PS Vita) - not available in AU
21st December: Knytt Underground (PS Vita and PS3)

Januari 2013:
2nd January - Bioshock 2
2nd January - Guardians of Middle Earth
2nd January - Mortal Kombat - excluding Australia and Germany
2nd January - Gotham City Imposters - Australia and Germany only
16th January - Jet Set Radio (PS Vita)
23rd January - Pinball Arcade (PS Vita)

Februari 2013:
6th February: Sleeping Dogs
6th February: Quantum Conundrum
6th February: F1 Race Stars
13th February: WipEout 2048
20th February: Lumines Electronic Symphony

March 2013:
- 6th March: Mass Effect 3
- 6th March: Dead or Alive 5
- 6th March: Joe Danger 2
- 13th March: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
- 20th March: Puddle

April 2013:
3rd April: Okami HD
3rd April: Lord of the Rings: War in the North
3rd April: The Cave
PS Vita:
10th April: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
24th April: Thomas Was Alone

May 2013:
1st May: Hitman Absolution
1st May: Catherine
1st May: Malicious
8th May: Sine Mora
15th April: Velocity Ultra HD

#25 - kablooey - June 11, 2013 // 3:55 pm
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Thank you Fokker. I don't want to pay for playing online so this is the end of the line for me.

#24 - GrandpaHomer - June 11, 2013 // 3:43 pm
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Umm - is that "Aux" port on the back USB or AV? Either way - it will sux it it's only one of those as it will be missing back USB or AV port all together ...

And - why the hell it still has only bluetooth 2.1?? At least USB3 is there (unlike on Vita - it's PATHETIC to try to copy over anything on it via USB 2!) and finally HDMI cable is included instead of pretty much useless RCA AV cable (unless indeed you want to split analog audio).

Pitty though the camera is not included as it was promise / rumored earlier. Cheap mono headset - I can get better in Pound / 99c stores ...

#23 - fattysc - June 11, 2013 // 3:23 pm
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I agree 100%. I've built countless computers that can play games maxed out that inherently beats the pants off both the ps and xbox for well under $1000. None the less I enjoy all gaming platforms. I will be getting both consoles.

That said I can't wait to start messing around with both consoles.

#22 - chiselfreak - June 11, 2013 // 3:15 pm
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I, for one, have just pre orded my ps4. Can't wait but then again I have been getting excited about console releases since the stone age, well the late 70's and the atari 2600.

#21 - ModderFokker - June 11, 2013 // 2:52 pm
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Yes that seems to be the case.

You do get a load of games though with PS Plus every month..

#20 - kablooey - June 11, 2013 // 2:42 pm
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I missed the conference yesterday but a friend told me that PS Plus was needed to play online in the PS4, is that true?