Excerpt: The new gaming consoles are here, and gamers have three excellent gaming systems to choose from. The newest video game consoles offer digital media through Netflix and Hulu Plus, and families can surf the internet or check out Facebook from the television. However, the biggest reason to buy a new game console is improved gameplay.
Pros: The PlayStation 4 is focused on games, whether on disc or downloadable.
Cons: This console does not support many multimedia files or apps at launch.
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.
Summary: After a marathon week with the PlayStation 4, we feel confident in saying it will be worth your hard-earned money when it goes on sale tomorrow. For $400, you're getting a speedy, powerful little PC with an extremely friendly user interface -- and it doesn't look like a PC, which is a nice bonus. We may not review game consoles every day, but we know a good one when we see it. This is just the beginning with PlayStation 4, and it's a hell of a start.
Pros: Fast, Powerful, Great gamepad, Beautiful design
Cons: Short gamepad battery life, Weak game lineup at launch
Conclusion: Sony has the chance to do what few people or companies can do, and correct its errors of the past. The manufacturer learned its lessons with the PlayStation 3 they had the better hardware, but didn’t listen to gamers, then seemed genuinely perplexed why people didn’t flock to them or wait a full year after the Xbox 360 was released. With the PlayStation 4, Sony listened to its fans base, and continues to do so. There is an energy around the PlayStation 4.
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
Cons: Many features still on the way, like Gaikai streaming games, Baffling lack of DLNA and MP3 support