Summary: Sony really got its act together with the PlayStation 4. It created a console that is markedly more powerful than Xbox One, while also significantly cheaper. It plays host to great big blockbuster games like Battlefield and some incredible indie games like Hotline Miami 2. There are some notable weaknesses on the media player side, and there is no “must-have” game at launch, but we expect both these issues to be addressed.
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.
Summary: The PlayStation 4 is the best video game console. Its PC-like components promise a reliable gaming experience with continued innovation, and if you fill up your hard drive, you can install a replacement with ease. Sony regularly issues system patches to improve the console. The PS4 offers huge improvements from the last generation of consoles, most notably high-quality versions of multiplatform games and improved technology, and the system sets a high bar for all other...
Pros: The PlayStation 4 offers a wide variety of gaming experiences, and its PlayStation Plus service awards players with two free PS4 games each month.
Cons: This console lacks video chat and many multimedia apps.
Summary: The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, smart interface, blazing performance, near-perfect controller and better indie offerings give it a slight edge over the Xbox One as both consoles enter their second year.
Pros: The PlayStation 4 serves up dazzling graphics, runs on a simplified and logical interface and boasts a fantastic controller. It has the upper hand on indie and digital-only games and can stream legacy titles via PlayStation Now, too. The PS4 makes it super-easy to capture and broadcast gameplay online and generally delivers zippier performance than its direct competition. And it doubles as a Blu-ray player and solid streaming box.
Cons: PS3 games aren't compatible and PlayStation Now streaming isn't a flawless experience. The Xbox One (and even the older PS3) has a slight edge on nongaming entertainment features such as network media streaming (DLNA), media app support and remote-control compatibility.
Excerpt: New game consoles don’t come every day, but this year the PS4 arrived with a collection of games, upgraded graphics, a new DualShock 4 controller and several PlayStation 4 features that set it apart from the PS3 and the Xbox One.
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.
Excerpt: Sony has ignored its rival's attempts to take over the living room, as Microsoft integrates media services such as television into the Xbox One. Instead, the Japanese giant plans to focus the PlayStation 4's abilities on pure gaming.