Hardware German website computerbild.de got their hands on a Debug PS4. Codenamed the DUH-T1000AA, the device looks like a regular PS4, and it goes without saying that I’m extremely jealous (being in Japan, the chances for me to get one of those in the foreseeable future are slim, especially since Amazon US don’t seem to be getting any new stock yet) .
The video doesn’t actually show much, besides the accessories and the actual device. In particular, they do not turn turn the console on or even plug it to a TV, so we don’t get to see the interface, or how exactly the debug unit is different from a standard PS4, except for a slightly mysterious “TEST” port at the rear of the console (is it really a port?).
If the PS4 is anything like the Vita (and I bet it is), a debug unit is probably not super useful in itself, as those need to be reactivated by their rightful “owner” regularly, otherwise they become unable to run anything. Nevertheless, it would be awesome to see it actually running something!
What’s your gaming gear going to look like in 2014? Are you getting a PS4?