Summary: It's quick, with little lag between scrolling through or switching between menus. You can even access most console settings without having to quit your game. The biggest caveat we spotted is that it's a bit disorganized, but this typically isn't a problem unless you download lots of games or other content.
Conclusion: I have spent an extensively long amount of time with this system and I will not hesitate in suggesting you take your 400 dollars and buy this console as soon as you can. Powerful as most gaming PCs, nice interface that isn’t too confusing. The ability to pair your Vita and play all titles and movies and music is an added bonus.
Excerpt: It’s been 8 long years since the Xbox 360 launched in North America to kick-off the 7th generation of home consoles. Since 2005 we’ve seen the rise of smartphone technology, mobile gaming, social gaming, tablets, and even free-to-play gaming. All of these have been called at one time or another the death blow to traditional video games.
Conclusion: As we said in the beginning, seven years have passed since the PlayStation 3 came out. It will probably stay around for a few more years, but PlayStation 4 is here to take over. All eyes are now on Sony’s new console and Microsoft’s new Xbox One. We have witnessed how the PS3 and Xbox 360 have changed drastically over the years. New features have been introduced, TV apps have arrived, and games have become much better over the years.
Excerpt: Sony’s PlayStation 4: what most in the business call the actual coming of the next generation of gaming – somewhat not including the Wii U in there for some reason – is finally upon us. We now know everything that, up until this point, could have been argued to the nth degree as speculation. Some of us now have it in our hands and some of us are still waiting; some of us will be waiting for a while, some of us are already having technical issues with the systems we have.
Pros: Powerful hardware hasn’t even reached its full potential, Much-improved DualShock 4 controller, Multitasking allows background downloads, music over games and more, Sharing content is simple, Justifies owning a Vita
PlayStation 4 review (updated): A great game console for early adopters
7 February 2014
Summary: The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, near-perfect controller, and lower price give it a slight edge on the Xbox One -- for now.
Pros: The PlayStation 4 serves up dazzling graphics, runs on a simplified and logical interface, and boasts a fantastic controller. It's $100 cheaper than rival Xbox One and has the upper hand on indie and digital-only games. It also doubles as a great Blu-ray player and has plenty of streaming entertainment apps.
Cons: There are few must-buy triple-A titles in these early days, and existing PS3 games aren't compatible. The PS4 lacks the robust DLNA compatibility or media playback support which made its predecessor such a great all-around content player. And the promising PlayStation Now and streaming TV services won't be available until later this year.