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PlayStation 4 Outputs 4K Video

Sony exec Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the upcoming PlayStation 4 console plays 4K resolution pre-recorded video - with four times the pixels of a 1080p display - but does not support the higher resolution for games.

Yoshida told Joystiq that the PS4 supports playback of 4K video streams, which require a stupendous amount of storage or bandwidth and an extremely expensive display that can handle the format. The lack of game support should surprise nobody, as the processing power to render games in realtime at 3840x2160 resolution is unrealistic to expect even out of next-gen consoles.

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