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Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21045 reviews of Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and reliability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, design, reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and portability are also appreciated.

price, portability, usability, design, size

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PS4 Console with Watch Dogs (PS4)Sony PS4 Console with Watch Dogs (PS4)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9541 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, portability, design, price, size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PlayStation 4: Launch EditionPlayStation 4: Launch Edition

Apr, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4)

 

Sony's PlayStation 4 is a sleek, powerful game console with an excellent controller and plenty of compelling titles.

Attractive, compact design. DualShock 4 feels much better than the Sixaxis or DualShock 3 controllers before it. Great streaming support. Many new features.

Most features require a PlayStation Network connection. Non-free-to-play multiplayer requires a PS Plus subscription. DualShock 4 lightbar can't be turned off.

Conclusions The Sony PlayStation 4 feels like a beefed-up PlayStation 3, and that's just fine. It has several new and useful features like sharing gameplay footage and handling multiple users at once, and the DualShock 4 is a fantastic upgrade over the...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Sean Hollister Ross Miller David Pierce (theverge.com)

Sony PlayStation 4 review

 

Seven years is a technological eternity. Yet the PlayStation 3 has sold well for that long, ever since DJ Fatman Scoop and Ludacris hosted its blowout launch event in New York City in 2006. At...

Fantastic controller ; Handsome console ; Simple, game-focused interface

Not enough great games yet ; Occasional worrisome performance problems ; Interface doesn't scale well for power users

The beginnings of a great console — but not yet a must-buy

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Engadget staff (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 PlayStati

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

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Ryan Fleming (digitaltrends.com)

Sony PlayStation 4 review

 

Sleeker, faster and more flexible than ever, Sony's PlayStation 4 turns out to be a formidable force in the living room.

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

Many features still on the way, like Gaikai streaming games ; Baffling lack of DLNA and MP3 support

Sony has the chance to do what few people or companies can do, and correct its errors of the past. The manufacturer

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 : Marcus Prunty (gamingevolution.info)

PlayStation 4 Console

 

We have been waiting for next generation for a while now. While recent games like Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Last of Us show that the previous generation can still unleash visual masterpieces and enriched story-driven games. We always want the latest...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Bitter (gstylemag.com)

Sony Playstation 4 Full Review: Is It Worth It?

 

In 2006 gamers saw the end of the PS2. From that we transitioned in to the next generation of gaming with the introduction of the PS3. I didn't quite know what to expect with the PS3 but I knew it would be a good thing. I was right.The PS3 changed the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Playstation 4 Officially Launches in Singapore

 

Sony's Playstation 4 console officially launched in Singapore today with Mr. Aaron Tan being the first person in line to pick up his pre-order set after queuing since 5AM this morning.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Playstation 4 - Does Greatness Await?

 

Sony's Playstation 4 will be the first next-gen console to reach Singapore, when it goes on sale tomorrow. But is it a worthy successor to the PS3? And does it offer enough to make it a day one purchase? We find out.

Slim and stylish console design ; Improved Dualshock 4 controller ; 4K resolution support ; More powerful hardware than Xbox One and Wii U ; Remote Play via PS Vita

Weak launch titles ; Short battery life on Dualshock 4 ; Restricted to 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n wireless ; Graphics don't look that much better than 2013 PS3 titles ; Not much support for PS Camera

There's lots to like about the Playstation 4: it's low-profile, runs quietly, and has a familiar but much improved controller. But right now, it just doesn't feel all that next-generation. The Playstation 2 and 3 both showed an immediate and obvious...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : David Murphy (computershopper.com)

Sony PlayStation 4 Review and Ratings

 

It's still early days in terms of game selection, but the PS4 debuts as a commanding console with a better, streamlined UI that fronts solid hardware. A much-improved controller and well-executed sharing and social features make it a winner.

Streamlined UI ; Excellent controller ; Streaming-service apps (such as Netflix) don’t require PlayStation Network subscription to use ; Handy guest mode for playing with friends

No DLNA support (at time of review) ; Antiquated friending process ; HDCP-locked HDMI output ; Short controller battery life ; PS3 games don't work

So, what’s a gamer to do? Quite simply, it’s too early in the console race to declare a flat-out winner between the two new, major competing consoles here in late 2013. Developers still need a bit of time to optimize their wares for the consoles...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Red, White / Blue, Grey / Burgundy / Camouflage / Gold, White / Grey / Red / Silver / White

Display

Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240 / 220 / 220-240
Power consumption (typical):165 / 250
Power supply:165 / 250

Features

Developer:CCP Games / EA Digital Illusions CE / EPOS Game Studios / From Software / FromSoftware / Ghost Games / Guerrilla / Hello Games / Housemarque / KOEI TECMO GAMES / Mojang, 4J Studios / Ready at Dawn / Rebellion / Rebellion Developments / SIE London Studio / SIEA/Impulse Gear / Sucker Punch / Tangentlemen / Ubisoft Montreal / Wish Studios
Distribution type:Physical media
ESRB Rating:E10+ (Everyone 10+) / M (Mature) / RP (Rating Pending) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Basic / Basic+DLC
Genre:Action / Action / Adventure / Action / RPG / FPS (First Person Shooter) / Party / Racing / RPG (Role-Playing Game) / Shooter / Simulation / Sports / TPS (3rd Person Shooter)
Language version:English / English, Italian / German / German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian / German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian / German, English / Italian / Spanish
Languages supported:DEU / ENG / ESP / ITA / Spanish
Maximum number of players:1 / 2 / 6
Multiplayer mode:N / No / O / Y / Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Online
PEGI rating:12 / 16 / 18 / 3 / 7
Platform:PC / PlayStation 4 / Wii U
Publisher:CCP Games / Electronic Arts / Hello Games / Rebellion / SCE / SCE Japan Studio / SCEA / SCEE / SIEE / Sony Interactive Entertainment / Ubisoft
Release Date:09.08.2016 / 10/2016 / 13.10.2016 / 13/10/2016 / 14/02/2017 / 20.02.2015 / 2014 / 2016 / 25/11/2015 / 29.11.2013 / 29/11/2013 / 9/08/2016 / March 25, 2015
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):07/02/2017 / 09.08.2016 / 09/08/2016 / 10.10.2016 / 10/2016 / 13.10.2016 / 13/10/2016 / 14/02/2017 / 16/08/2017 / 18/11/2014 / 20.02.2015 / 2014 / 25/03/2015 / 27/05/2014 / 27/11/2015 / 29/11/2013 / 3/11/2015
Split screen:N
Theme:Racing

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Supported video modes:2160p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p / 720p,1280p

Networking

Bluetooth: / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100, 1000 / 10,100,1000 / 10,1000 / 10,1000,100 / 1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u,IEEE 802.3ab
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Built-in camera: Yes
Copper ethernet cabling technology:100BASE-TX
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / AC, HDMI / AC, HDMI, Micro-USB / AC, HDMI, USB / AC, USB, HDMI / HDMI / HDMI, Micro-USB / HDMI, USB / HDMI,USB
Game controllers included:Gamepad / Joystick
Games included:1 / Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag / Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, Watch Dogs / Assassin's Creed Syndicate + Watch Dogs / Assassin’s Creed Syndicate + Watch Dogs / Batman : Arkham Knight / Batman Arkham Knight / Batman: Arkham Knight / Batman: Arkham Knight in Amaray, The Last of Us: Remastered Digital Download Voucher, PlayStation®Plus 3-month membership / Battlefield 4 / Bloodborn / Bloodborne, Batman:AK / BloodBorne, The Last of US, The Order 1886 / Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 / Call of Duty: Black Ops III / Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare / CALL OF DUTY: Infinite Warfare Legay Edition / Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered / Call of Duty: WWII / Destiny / Destiny 2 / Destiny: King of the possessed / Destiny: The Taken King / Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition / Disney Infinity 3.0 / Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars / DriveClub / DRIVECLUB, Uncharted 4, Ratschet & Clank / Dualshock 4 / Far Cry 4 / Far Cry Primal / FIFA 15 / FIFA 16 / FIFA 18 / Fifa 18 Deluxe Ronaldo Edition / FIFA 18 Ronaldo Edition / Final Fantasy XV / God of War 3 / God of War III / Grand Theft Auto V / Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us Remastered / Horizon Zero Dawn / Infamous Second Son / Infamous: Second Son / Killzone Shadow Fall / Killzone: Shadow Fall / Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham / LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, LittleBigPlanet 3 / Lego Dimensions / Lego Star Wars / LittleBigPlanet 3 / Mafia 3 / Mafia III / Metal Gear Solid V / Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain / Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Day One Edition / Minecraft / NBA 2017 / NBA 2K17 / NHL 15 / No Man's Sky / PES Euro 2016 / Ratchet & Clank + Crash Bandicoot: N’Sane Trilogy / SingStar / Star Wars Battlefront / Star Wars Battlefront 2 / Star Wars: Battlefront / Star Wars: Battlefront Limited Edition / The Last of Us / The Last of Us + Drive Club + Little Big Planet 3 / The Last of Us Remastered / The Last of Us, DriveClub, LittlebigPlanet 3 / The Last Of Us: Remastered / The Order 1886 / The Order: 1886 / Uncharted 4 / UNCHARTED 4 + TOMB RAIDER / Uncharted 4: A Thief's End / Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End / Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection / Uncharted:The Lost Legacy / Valentino Rossi / Watch Dogs / Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2 / WatchDogs 1&2
Headset included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of gamepads included:1 / 2 / 3
Toy figure(s) included: Yes
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes

Performance

Built-in processor:AMD Jaguar
Graphics adapter memory type:GDDR5
Graphics controller:AMD Radeon
Graphics processor:AMD Radeon
Internal memory:8 / 8000 / 8192 / 8196
Internal memory type:GDDR5
Number of controllers supported (max):4
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Parental Control:Y / Yes
Platform:PlayStation 4
Processor:AMD Jaguar
Processor model:AMD Jaguar
Video memory:256 / 8192

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC input voltage:100 / 100 - 240 / 100-240 / 220 / 220 - 240 / 220-240
Power consumption (typical):165 / 250 / 310
Power supply:165 / 250

Storage

Built-in hard drive: Yes
Built-In Optical Drive:Y
Card reader integrated:N / No / Y / Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Internal storage capacity:1000 / 500
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray / Blu-Ray/DVD
Storage media:HDD

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements:PlayStation VR / PS4

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.8 x 12 x 2.09
HDMI out:
Packaging content:UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection Game Voucher

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.54 / 10.8 / 11.3 / 12 / 12.9 / 2.09
Height:1.54 / 10.4 / 12 / 2.09 / 2.17
Weight:4.63 / 6.17 / 7.28 / 9.19 / 98.8
Width:10.4 / 10.8 / 11.3 / 11.6 / 12