Sony PlayStation 4

  • Sony PlayStation 4
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The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is a last-generation console and home entertainment system featuring a x86-64 AMD "Jaguar" SoC, 8GB of RAM and 500GB of storage. Sony incorporates a touchscreen and a share button on the new DualShock 4 controller and enables a view of in-game play streamed live from friends.

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By TechSpot on

The PS4 is a surprisingly small box. It is so sleek that it might as well be the 2015 PS4 Slim tossed back to us 2013ers via a time machine. Some game machines, such as the original PS3 or Nintendo DS, arrive with an imperfect design that predicts their own looming displacement. Not this one. The PS4 shapes up as a box in need of no space-saving or cosmetic improvement.

By TrustedReviews on 80

The PS4 is a powerful, great looking console that is need of some killer PS4 exclusives. These are bound to come in time, but there's no doubt that it's the more powerful of the two consoles and that Sony has produced a leaner, more gamer orientated console compared to the Xbox One.

By PCAdvisor on 80

The Sony PS4 is a good looking and powerful console with fantastic hardware. We like the new DualShock controller and smooth interface. It's also cheaper than the Xbox One but a lack of killer titles mean it's probably worth hanging back for a while, grabbing after a price drop.

By PCAdvisor on 80

The Sony PS4 is a good looking and powerful console with fantastic hardware. We like the new DualShock controller and smooth interface. It's also cheaper than the Xbox One but a lack of killer titles mean it might be worth hanging back for a while, grabbing it next year at an even lower price.

By PCMag on 80

The first fully redesigned PlayStation in seven long years sports a fresh look, an all-new interface, some unique features, and a much more comfortable controller.

By InsideGamingDaily on

Like we’ll say for the other one, it’s a great piece of kit that will ultimately be defined by how it advances its software and services, and what the power under the hood allows the developers of said content to achieve.

By NewsMedia247 on 90

For $399.99, the new PlayStation 4 promises users a better gaming experience withstunning and impressive graphics with aneasyinterface and a fantastic controller. It’s also $100 cheaper than its competitor Xbox One having an upper hand on indie and day one digital-only offerings.

By T3 on 80

But through its super-fast UI, noticeable graphical jump and expansion plans, PS4 looks like one worth buying into in the long run.

By The Verge on 77

If you're desperate for a new console, rest assured that eventually the PS4 will be one; it has plenty of power, a great controller, and a lot of good ideas about how we can play games better and how we can play them together. But for right now, they’re mostly still just ideas.

By Polygon on 75

But the PlayStation 4's focus on gaming - and only gaming - is undermined by a distinct lack of compelling software. That failing is sure to improve — better games and more of them will appear on the PlayStation 4 - but right now, this is a game console without a game to recommend it.

By Ars Technica on

It also has a lot of features that are half-assed, missing, or downright bewildering at this point. Still, overall, it's a good starting point for a system that's meant to last a long time.

By Joystiq on

Thankfully, third party support is already strong, and Sony has some good studios under its belt, so at least a few gems are guaranteed. On the plus side, even if the games are bad, at least you can entertain yourself by making fun of them on Twitch.

By cnet on 75

The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, and near-perfect controller make it a worthy successor to the PS3, but it would be wise to wait for more titles and features before you buy.

By Stuff on 100

Slick, powerful and packed with stand-out features, the PS4 delivers on the next-gen console promise

By Time on

That’s what $400 for a PS4 buys you this time around: a system that feels like something that’s been around the block off the block, instead of a feature-incomplete, overpriced collage of half-baked apps and feature hypotheticals. You’re still buying a promise, but for once it feels like a promise...