'Tighter sense of control' for Sony gamers with new PS4

Electronics Giant Sony has unveiled the hotly-anticipated Playstation 4.

The new system will have eight gigabytes of memory and an updated controller called DualShock 4.

Irish video game developer David Perry speaks during the unveiling of the Playstation 4 Credit: Reuters

The controller will have a touchpad, headphone socket and a light bar, which will be used to detect where the player is.

PS4 architect Mark Cerny said the new pad will allow for a "tighter sense of control" for the gamer.

PlayStation 4's lead system architect Mark Cerny speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 Credit: Reuters

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