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5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to the next gen., 14 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Console (Black) (Console)
Ok most people looking for a console already know what they want. Sorry this is not really a review just a short summary. I bought at launch and like a lot of people I'm sure was worried that I would get a faulty console but it has worked brilliantly since I plugged it in! It runs quietly but is audible as you'd expect having the graphics these consoles have require power and a powerful graphics card which needs to be kept cool. I was a 360 fan but owned the ps3 too I loved the 360 controller, ps4 has a controller which in ways is like if the 360 controller and ps3 controller had a child, it feels really nice and works brilliantly. The launch games are OK but it is lacking obviously as any new console would. I'm not going to compare to Xbox1 because I don't own one yet (I will). I have nothing but good things for the performance and it brings console gaming to PC levels very smooth and crisp visuals which enhance the experience of gaming a lot.

Now for a few criticisms. The controller great as it is in my opinion has a poor battery life.. I could have 2-3 days out of it playing for just 3-4 hours a day maybe and have to charge it again after that. The ps3 lasted much much longer. This I'm sure is down to the always on light on the controller, I like others am hoping for an option to turn the light off in the future.

Console quality, The design is just OK to me, it doesn't stand out as quality, this may be down to the materials, the plastics used look and feel very cheap in my opinion and show varying finishes when hit with light at different angles, best way to describe it would be being able to see different density or heat levels during the moulding process, just looks cheap to me. The glossy black portion of the console too is a dust magnet and just wiping it with a microfibre cloth WILL scratch it! really seems like they saved money on the casing I hope the inside does not suffer from poor materials..

In summary I love my ps4, I just wish it had a better finish on the outside! but at the end of the day it's what's inside the console which is most important and how it performs and it does that marvellously.
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Initial post: 15 Dec 2013 16:40:29 GMT
Resh says:
I agree totally with you. The casing is so bad quality! why sony why!!! It feels so cheap plastic. Why would you make a next gen console with such flimsy shell!!
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