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Sony PlayStation 4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and portability are overall positive. The value for money and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the game selection.

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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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 117 reviews)

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Sony PlayStation 4 review


By Sean Hollister, Ross Miller, and David Pierce

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

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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

Fast ; Powerful ; Great gamepad ; Beautiful design

Short gamepad battery life ; Weak game lineup at launch

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Sony PlayStation 4 review


Many of the PlayStation 4 apps and functions only just became available to test, while a few others are still being rolled out. With that in mind, we will continue to test the system throughout the week, and we will update this article accordingly.

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

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


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Sony PlayStation 4


Now that we're more than two months out from the mid-November release date of the PS4 and Xbox One , it's a good time to take a second look at both consoles with fresh eyes.

The PlayStation 4 serves up dazzling graphics, runs on a simplified and logical interface, and boasts a fantastic controller. It's $100 cheaper than rival Xbox One and has the upper hand on indie and digital-only games. It also doubles as a great...

There are few must-buy triple-A titles in these early days, and existing PS3 games aren't compatible. The PS4 lacks the robust DLNA compatibility or media playback support which made its predecessor such a great all-around content player. And the...

The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, near-perfect controller, and lower price give it a slight edge on the Xbox One -- for now.

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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.

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

Most features require a PlayStation Network connection. Non-free-to-play multiplayer requires a PS Plus subscription

It's the eighth video game console generation now, and Sony has been active for four of them. The PlayStation is in its fourth iteration (not including the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita), and Sony has helpfully and consistently named it the...

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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...

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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...

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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

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Sony PlayStation 4


New game consoles have arrived, and the PlayStation 4 is among the best gaming consoles we've seen. See what makes the PS4 a great option for new gamers.

The PlayStation 4 is focused on games, whether on disc or downloadable

This console does not support many multimedia files or apps at launch

The PS4 takes the crown as the best new gaming console because it offers the best gaming options such as remote play with the PlayStation Vita and free games with PlayStation Plus.

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"Don't listen to the naysayers."


I actually own this system unlike half the people on here rating it. If you play sports games, even the crowd is better looking. This is hands down the better system and in time game developers are going to realize that most of their customer base will...

Easy Interface. Great Graphics. Selling 4 to 1 over the Xbox one. Better Hardware than the Xbox One.

Not many games yet, but that will all change.

Product Specifications

Bundle:With Accessories / With Software / With Software and Accessories


Basic Colour:Black
Software Medium:Blu-ray

General Features

System of Console:PS4
Table / Portable:Table