A half-year past launch, the PlayStation 4 still feels like an overachiever. The system runs better and is improving faster than its predecessor. Everything is relative, though. The PS4 is still a year-one console and has familiar year-one issues. It's not yet a must-have but early impressions were correct.

I reviewed the PS4 in a hurry last year. Sony's online servers had only been live for 12 hours by the time my review went live. I'd friended friends, scanned activity feeds, downloaded games, uploaded captured clips. I had held the machine, used the controller and played launch games.

I was worried about what I'd missed. I was afraid the PS4, like any new console, could contain some horrible flaw. I didn't know what I didn't know, if you know what I mean. And now I know that I pretty much knew enough.

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