The PlayStation 4 Is Here

It’s been seven years since the giant, boxy, expensive, hugely-fun and hyped PS3 first arrived. Seven years is a long time. But the next expensive, gorgeous era of gaming is here: the PlayStation 4. Everything looks better, yes, but it’s definitely more of the same.

The PS4, arriving in stores “Holiday 2013,” is still very much a PC in terms of guts: an x86 processor, an 8-core combined CPU/GPU, (we’re not sure of exactly which one), and 8 GB of unified GDDR5 memory (versus the PS3’s 512 megabytes). And for those of you who worry about storage—don’t, as the PS4 will have a local HDD (no word if there will be any solid state action). What does that mean for your eyeballs?