Sony PlayStation 4 Deals

By Stuart Andrews

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marty

June 13, 2013, 8:14 pm

I hope we see a native Spotify app on the PS4.

Matthew Bunton

June 16, 2013, 8:41 am

I think that both of the new consoles are going to suffer from DRM issues. Sony states that it is leaving it up to the developers. However, I cannot see that developers will have DRM restrictions on the Xbox One games but remove it for the PS4 versions.

Gian-Reto

November 22, 2013, 9:29 am

If only they would come out with true "next-gen" consoles... the CPU might sound pretty good for today, but will be overtaken in a year as its x86 instead of some superior design, and the GPU really sounds weak on both the XBone and the PS4.

Both are basically outdated the day they appear compared to any Highend Gaming PC. The only amazing thing is the price, bang for the bucks wise it beats any PC...
but they are still too expensive as impulse buys for anyone with a half-decent Gaming PC, as you pay 400 bucks for less power.

As nice as I think it is that Sony does not make this console a Loss-Leader (no PS owner wants to see Sony making a loss), the fact that they still aim fora 7-10 year cycle is ridicolous. I can see Streaming prolonging the life of these consoles.... but I don't think you need 400$ hardware for Game Streaming.

Lets see what Valve and the Steam Machines bring to the table, and if Nvidias GRID and Sonys Gaikai will somehow spawn a new type of console gaming. I for one was never less enthusiastic about a new console cycle as I am today... The off the shelf hardware sounds good for developers and cross-platform games and the console manufacturer and their profit, but they will blur the boundaries between the consoles and PCs further... I am not sure if this is what Sony and MS want. and it certainly does not help convincing me to fork over 400$ for a much weaker system than my PC I can already hook up to my TV and play games on with my XBOX Controllers.

Bring on the GOOD exclusives Sony!

Jason

November 22, 2013, 3:36 pm

One thing I don't understand is, why Sony refuses to put USB ports on the back of the console. No one wants to have their headset plugged into the front of the console. It will ALWAYS be left plugged in. So why not give us at least one in the back so we can hide the cable somewhat?

Friv juego

November 24, 2013, 4:57 am

I do not have much knowledge of technology and machinery but my husband was always a believer in this field, any new information also makes him sit her time to read and research. I will let him read this, so thank you.

Actionable Steps

November 29, 2013, 2:21 pm

Apples and oranges bro. I love my PC too (even though it's really crappy). But PS4 is bringing games that aren't gonna be there on PC (unlike Xbox One which you can completely forgo as all the good games will come out on PC too).
Yeah its outdated and weak ass compared to a PC, but who said graphics and fidelity are the only important things? Do you know what game I played the most last year. FTL - Faster than Light. Looked like crap but it was engaging as hell!

nbtech

December 6, 2013, 5:39 am

x86 as opposed to what?

An architecture specific to gaming?

PC gaming is not bound (generally) by CPU speed, but GPU power.

FuriousOne

December 17, 2013, 12:00 pm

There is a usb on the back of the console, certainly works for the Camera? Also wouldn't you just plug any 3.5mm jack headphones into your controller (Rather than MS's expensive version, you can use any normal headset you own (bar usb))

Jason

December 17, 2013, 7:15 pm

The one for the camera is only for the camera. Nothing else is shaped to fit.

I use the Astro A40 and I only need the USB port to power the mix amp, so it will always be plugged into the console. Something like that shouldn't always be seen. They want the console to be used in the living room, so why not make it so you can hide wires? It's not only used for charging controllers.

justerthought

December 21, 2013, 3:50 pm

Lack of USB on the back is the result of excessive cost cutting like the removal of analogue audio out. The camera socket on the back is not USB. The point about using USB means u can use high quality headsets that have a base bluetooth transmitter so you have wireless. Forget 3.5mm jacks and wires, this is 2013.

justerthought

December 21, 2013, 4:23 pm

This is a very good review. All the facts are correct and the resulting conclusions valid with no artificial bias. I now have a PS4 and can verify the PS4 is a beast waiting to be unleashed. Right now we only have awesome Assassin's Creed 4 showing us what the thing can do with breathtaking visuals, but others will follow rest assured. There is still a lot missing in terms of features, so hopefully Sony will focus on delivering them in future updates once the launch period has past. PSN infrastructure needs heavy investment as well in terms of quality of service now that Sony are charging for much if its use.

The first instalment is successfully in place. A powerful hardware beast with a great controller that is easy for devs to programme. The future looks bright for gamers, especially if you have a PS4.

justerthought

December 21, 2013, 5:06 pm

You're making the usual PC fanboy mistake of comparing like for like hardware specs and expecting similar overall performance. Measuring dick size is a primitive comparison done by fools and geeks who think they are part of the IT master race. The brute force numbers only tell half the story. The other half is all about how efficiently the hardware is used by the platform. PC's are general purpose devices and have to allow headroom for wildly varying user customisations, so they are very wasteful of their hardware resources and processing power.

A high spec cutting edge PC will always be better than a console because it cracks a nut with a sledge hammer using brute force. You just keep buying a bigger sledge hammer. The PS4 targets the sweet spot between power and price without over running into diminishing returns territory. It's aimed at a different user base and is a huge step up from the PS3. PS4 is perfectly capable of delivering 5 years of high quality, reliable, next gen gaming within a consistent eco system and requires zero maintenance from the user.

When evaluating the 10x increase over current gen PS3, don't look for something 10x better. You won't find it. Look for 10 things 2x better. That's the increase. Games don't have to ration which facilities they offer now. PS4 can run them all simultaneously without breaking sweat. 1080p, zero screen tear, smooth frame rate, rock solid image with zero flickering distant details, high res textures, stable high quality shadows on everything, complex physics, water refraction, wave simulation, wind simulation, current simulation, plants that bend when you push through them, particle effects, volumetric smoke, bokeh depth of field bur, realistic colourful global lighting, lush object density, drastically reduced pop in and huge draw distances. And it's all performed inside a tiny beautifully designed console with a very quiet fan and very low heat levels.

If you want proof of all that, play Assassin's Creed 4 on PS4. It's breathtaking.

Yes it's a closed system but that is not always a bad thing. It's bad if you're a hacker and want to pirate games, or want to play IT geek and enjoying tinkering with stuff. The audience Sony is targeting do not want a gaming PC. It is a lifestyle choice compatible with their current situation and their gaming habits. The future looks bright if you're gaming on a PS4.

RJ

January 23, 2014, 12:04 am

I hope none of you have the luck I've had. The console was an out of box failure (HDMI port malfunction) that I had to wait over 10 days to get a new one shipped to me. Then less than two months later the controller fried out. Have to wait another two weeks to get the replacement on that. PS4 might have a lot of capability, but they must be made in a shoddy sweatshop. On a good note...all possible things other than the wiring have broken on me now so perhaps I can count on the replacements working for more than a few weeks!
..........wondering if I should've stuck with xbox. I never had a problem with the original or the 360.

mi

February 27, 2014, 11:06 pm

had the console for less than a month, and the system stop working, sent it back to company and they will not honor the warranty. not good customer service. BBB will be involved

zaman

March 7, 2014, 6:57 pm

i am disappointed for being able to found many items on ps4. drive club, watch dog not even ready after 4 months. not recommend to purchase until sony bring some decent collection of games.

Actionable Steps

March 8, 2014, 6:35 am

If you had brains you wouldn't write something so dumb as whether the light bar is the reason for reduced battery life. Have you heard of LEDs? They run for months on a single AAA battery, so stop talking crap... ok?

Guest

April 6, 2014, 1:38 am

Oh I LOVE it when people are mean online. Makes me giggle when I think how completely silent and shy you'd be in person. Unable to speak your mind out of fear. Your type is pathetic ha ha.

Guest

April 6, 2014, 1:39 am

Lies. If it was a genuine issue on their end they would honour the warranty. You messed up somewhere along the lines.

Guest

April 6, 2014, 1:40 am

Can it support wireless headsets? If so just use one of those.

Tim

May 20, 2014, 3:39 am

Then what is it? My PS4 controller dies incredibly fast and I hardly use it. So if you're so damn smart clue us in.

Tim

May 20, 2014, 3:47 am

VERY GOOD RETORT! BRAVO!! I myself OWN a PS4 but I prefer my Xbox ONE (Not BONE you idiot fanboys!) and actually can say the samething in regards to that. Where all PS4 fanboys use the "BUT PS4 HAZ THE MORE POWERZ"
Your post was refreshing

Sohpia Bright

June 2, 2014, 6:21 am

I don't know about other people, but honestly I am in love with my PS4. It is just one amazing of device without which I guess I can't live. I had the PS3, and was hesistant to upgrade, but once I did upgrade to PS4 there was no turning back. Now, the graphics of the PS3 look sooo un-real, which is saying a lot. Overall, I found no issues at all in the PS4.

Also, for all the fellow Indians, the device is available at a highly discounted price on FlipKart. Also, I managed to find a link which gives you priority shipping. Here's the link with the discount and priority shipping -

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Cheers!

Camila

September 26, 2014, 8:53 pm

Increible!!

john

December 17, 2014, 12:42 am

Ps4 died 15 days after purchase

Gshearer

February 11, 2015, 6:31 am

I have never been so disappointed with a game console as I am with the PS4 and trust me I grew up with two gamers and raised a now 20 and 14 year who also are big gamers. I've waited over night in parking lots, camped outside stores for game consoles only to put a smile on my kids faces and never with any regrets. That is til the playstation 4 which lasted about 5 months which mind you hardly had been used being that my 14 year old had been waiting for watch dogs to come out, well once it did after about 3 days the console went dead with game inside of it what a disappointment. I called and shipped it off to sony and console was lost/misplaced nowhere to be found after about 5 to 6 months It finally was shipped back during holidays and never fixed I dont even think they touched it.... warranty has run out... now what?? hate to dissappoint my kid but most of all I feel cheated..

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