Sony (SNE) unveiled its next-generation PlayStation 4 video game console on Wednesday evening, and the console looks impressive to say the least. Powered by an eight-core CPU, a powerful GPU and 8GB of RAM, Sony is calling its new PlayStation console “the evolution of gaming.” The PS4 is packed with power and a host of new social features, and Sony confirmed on Wednesday that it will launch the new console ahead of the holidays this year. No specific release date or pricing were announced.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.