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Sony PlayStation 4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 420 reviews of Sony PlayStation 4. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the size. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation 4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony PlayStation 4

 

Is the PS4 the console to buy this Christmas?

Sleek, powerful hardware ; Intuitive and functional interface ; Great streaming and sharing features ; Excellent controller ; Key games look better on PS4 than Xbox One

Lack of great exclusives ; No instant resume on games ; No DLNA client for media streaming

After a year, the PS4 still has the sleekest, most powerful hardware, the most intuitive interface and an improved line-up of apps and games. It has streaming capabilities that Microsoft can’t match, with more to come. What it doesn’t have is a killer...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony PlayStation 4

 

Next-gen gaming is a glorious reality but you'll have to make do without some last-gen features

Simple set-up and interface ; Games look and sound great ; Good selection of TV, film and music apps ; Decent AV performance

No 3D Blu-ray, CD or DLNA support ; Not as good as a dedicated disc player

Sony has been clever with the PS4. Gaming is the theatre in which it wants to win the next-gen console battle, and on this evidence we think it might just have the first victory in the bag.

Expert review by : Dave James James Rivington Vic Hood (techradar.com)

Original (2013) PS4 review

 

The 'fat' PlayStation 4

Snappy performance ; Killer components ; Much-improved controller ; PlayStation Plus ; PlayStation Now ; PlayStation Music

Remote Play's trivial ; PSN's less stable than Xbox Live ; Not enough apps

When it was released, the PS4 was the most powerful games console in the world with plenty of AAA games available and features added - and it still holds up.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony PlayStation 4 review

 

With more graphical horsepower, a simpler interface and a great controller, the PS4 is our pick of the next-gen consoles

It's a tight contest then, but for us the PS4 makes a more convincing argument today and wins round one. If you're spending big money on a new console you want something that looks like it has a long life ahead of it, which the PS4 does. The Xbox One...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony PlayStation 4 review 2014: PS4 review

 

Sony's PlayStation has reached its fourth generation, but it is worth your hard earned cash? Find out in our full PS4 review. Updated on 15/01/14.

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,...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Sony PlayStation 4

 

Let's start with the all-important question: Should you buy a PlayStation 4 over an Xbox One? At launch, the answer is yes. Sony's console is significantly cheaper than Microsoft's, but is more powerful - you only have to look at multi-platform games...

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...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (itreviews.co.uk)

Sony PlayStation 4

 

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.

On hardware and interface alone, the Sony PlayStation 4 is an impressive successor to the PlayStation 3, with several interesting new features. While its complete lack of backward compatibility is disappointing, the new menu system and interface...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Gilbert (engadget.com)

PlayStation 4 review: fast, powerful, worth it

 

More Info48 hours with the PlayStation 4: gaming and first impressionsThe seven big little details we love about the PlayStation 4Sony

Dramatic improvement over PS3 gamepad ; Clickable touchpad ; The best triggers on any gamepad

Terrible battery life ; Analog stick coating isn't grippy enough

The DualShock 4 is everything gamers wanted from Sony's next gamepad. Unlike the DualShock 3, we only have minor complaints for the PlayStation 4's controller. It's not simply a controller we'll "put up with" for the rare exclusive PS4 titles; it's one...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Adel (technoodling.net)

Sony PlayStation 4 Review

 

So I finally bit the bullet.

First-time-out faults aside, the PS4 has a lot of potential, and of the two next-gen consoles that have come out, the PS4 seems to be the leaner, meaner, slightly more powerful game console. If I gambled, I’d go with the PS4; it may not have all of the...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Sanjiv Sathiah (electronista.com)

Review: Sony PlayStation 4

 

Sony serves up power and performance with the PS4

Great design, excellent build quality- Cutting-edge processor and graphics performance- Much improved OS and UI- DualShock 4 controller outstanding- Superb second-screen options with PS Vita, iOS, Android- PlayStation Plus great value- Expandable storage

Limited multimedia functionality at launch- Will take time for Sony to fully unlock its potential- Currently not a lot of must-have gaming titles

Dec, 2013