Shuhei Yoshida Confirms That Upscaler On PlayStation 4 Is Hardware Based

Shuhei Yoshida is one of the active employee of Sony on Twitter who responds to many of the fan questions and provide helpful insights.  In a question asked by a fan if the PlayStation 4’s upscaler is hardware based or software based, Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that it is indeed hardware based.

Now what does this hardware scaler mean for PlayStation 4? Sony’s PlayStation 4 is capable of running games with highest visuals on native 1080p. With Sony’s 4K TVs already hitting the markets, this hardware scaler can upscale a native 1080p image to a 4K resolution to be displayed on those 4K resolution TVs.

Recently with The Ultimate FAQ for the PlayStation 4 released it caused a mixed confusion amongst gamers that there will be no MP3 or DLNA support with the PlayStation 4. Shuhei Yoshida again on twitter told that he had a long chat with the Dev team of the PlayStation 4 regarding the matter and was happy to know that many people use and like the PlayStation 3’s media features.

He then hinted that a new update will bring back the functionality of playing MP3s and more. This update is most likely to be the second update for the PlayStation 4 as the first update, titled 1.50 System Update, is a Day One update for the PlayStation 4 which brings a lot of functionality like Online Multiplayer, Second Screen, Remote Play and more.

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PlayStation 4 is just two weeks away from launch and the hype for the console is never ending. Learning from their previous mistakes, Sony is stepping in the right direction with their next-generation console, the PlayStation 4.

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  • Guest

    Pretty piss poor results on BF4 then. $0N¥ PauperStation Foul = lies, overhype and undereliver.

    • EX+

      WTF?! What are you even talking about?
      Quit spamming the ‘$0NY PauperStation’. Just because we’re not willing to spend $500 on an underpowered machine.

      • Sorahearts

        I think that guy’s pissed because he knows his Xbone just failed. Or he probably has PC elitism

  • EX+

    This is great! I don’t really use consoles for multimedia, but at least Sony is listening to their fans.
    Most games on the PS4 will be native 1080p anyways, but it’s also good to know they’ve got a hardware based upscaler.

  • dave

    Wow, Sony can really do no wrong can they, even in their PR department, everything since E3 has just been positive momentum for the PS4, they will definitely sell millions of PS4’s this Christmas. Microsoft could learn a thing or two from Sony in terms of ‘Public Relations’.

    • Guy Brohski

      “Sony removes Audio CD playback from PS4, Killzone: SF doesn’t use dedicated servers, COD: Ghosts on PS4 experiencing tecnical issues etc.”
      Yeah dude, Sony can do no wrong, smh. LOL fanboys.