Here Is A List of Software Used By PS4’s OS

Quite a extensive list.

Posted By | On 16th, Nov. 2013 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

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As with the PlayStation 3,  Sony’s next generation console, the PlayStation 4 utilizes a ton of software to ensure smooth operation of its user interface and operating system. For example the swift animations and effects of the user interface are achieved by the use of jQuery, a programming language which is also used in web technologies. The hardware also uses a list of open source libraries like libpng which supports all the PNG features, SQLite-net for database management and libpthread for thread management.

The list also consists of an extensive compression libraries and Ethernet drivers. Below you will find the entire list:

  • base64
  • BSD libc
  • cairo
  • CELT (Opus)
  • cJSON
  • cURL
  • eglib
  • Ethernet driver
  • Expat XML Parser
  • FreeBSD Kernel
  • FreeBSD’s fsck/newfs commands
  • FreeType 2
  • giflib-4.1.2
  • ICU
  • Jerasure version 1.2A
  • jQuery
  • kiconv for unicode
  • libcompiler_rt
  • libcxxrt
  • libjpeg
  • libjpeg-turbo
  • libm
  • libpng
  • libpthread
  • libunwind
  • libusb FreeBSD
  • libusrsctp 0.9.1
  • libxml2
  • Lua
  • Mersenne Twister
  • mmc driver & sdhci driver
  • Mono class libraries
  • Mono VM
  • Network FreeBSD
  • OpenSSL
  • pixman
  • Protocol Buffers
  • SQLite-net
  • squish
  • udf2.x fs
  • Webkit
  • zlib

The end consumer is probably not aware of such technologies and why should they be. The PlayStation 4 is supposed to play games and that is all they probably should care about.


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  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    That is a lot of SW. Also if PS4 doesn’t support external drives then why is the SW libusb FreeBSD there in the first place as it includes the term USB?

    • bigevilworldwide

      Oh my god…..It’s getting so annoying to have to keep explaining to people it doesn’t support game data installation onto an external….The PS4 however supports external HDDs in the exact same way that the PS3 supported them…..Only idiots would allow game data to be stored on an external, that is just asking to have your games pirated….It also updates games every time there is an update so it really needs that game data to be there

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      No you mistook my question. I know all that already I was just confused because since Sony already confirmed no external hard drive support then why would that software include a USB filename as part of its name that’s all. Thanks for telling me about the piracy part though.

    • benbenkr

      libusb is a language for all USB interface devices, not just ext. HDDs.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Ah ok that makes sense. Thanks for the help.


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