- Platform: PlayStation 4
- Media: Console
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Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Console (Black)
- PlayStation 4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalisation, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features
- Engage in endless personal challenges between you and your community, and share your epic moments for the world to see
- PS4 enables the greatest game developers in the world to unlock their creativity and push the boundaries of play through a platform that is tuned specifically to their needs
- Console is the black 500GB edition, B Chassis [no longer in production]
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- PlayStation 4 Console
- DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
- Mono Headest
- Power Cable
- HDMI cable
- USB cable
- The product ships with an Introduction Plus Membership (14 days) after this the customers will need to buy a subscription.
From the Manufacturer
The best place to play
PlayStation 4 is for the players who want to set out on incredible journeys through immersive new worlds and be part of a deeply connected gaming community.
With an outstanding line-up of games already available - and many more currently in development - PS4 is the best place to play amazing top-tier blockbusters and innovative indie hits.
More reasons to play
The PS4--ten times more powerful than the PS3--is the world’s most powerful games console. Within its sleek and compact shell lies a 500GB hard drive, full HD (1080p) capability, superior speed and graphics, and an internal power supply to save you space. With 5-star reviews across the board, from the likes of Stuff magazine, a People’s Choice Award from IGN readers, and T3’s Gadget of the Year Award, the PS4 truly is the best place to play.
The Dualshock 4
The Dualshock 4 wireless controller features familiar controls while incorporating new ways to interact with games and other players. Improved dual analog sticks and trigger buttons offer an even greater sense of control, while the capacitive touch pad opens up endless potential for new gameplay possibilities. Experience the evolution of play with the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller.
It’s not just all about next-gen gaming. With DVD and Blu-ray film support, as well as featuring the top digital apps such as Spotify, TV from Sky (Sky Go Extra), Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, WWE Network, BBC iPlayer, and YouTube, the PS4 is also the home for unmissable entertainment.
PlayStation Network and PlayStation Plus
The PlayStation Network (PSN) supports up to 2,000 online friends, up to eight users for cross-game party chat, and with Share Play you have the ability to virtually pass the controller from you to your friend over the internet, even if they do not own the game. The PlayStation Plus membership service gives you an instant game collection, two games a month which you can download directly, and a range of exclusive discounts in the PlayStation Store.
Gamer focused, developer inspired
The PS4 system focuses on the gamer, ensuring that the very best games and the most immersive experiences are possible on the platform. The PS4 system enables the greatest game developers in the world to unlock their creativity and push the boundaries of play through a system that is tuned specifically to their needs. The PS4 system is centered around a powerful custom chip that contains eight x86-64 cores and a state of the art 1.84 TFLOPS graphics processor with 8 GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 unified system memory, easing game creation and increasing the richness of content achievable on the platform. The end result is new games with rich, high-fidelity graphics and deeply immersive experiences.
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Top Customer Reviews
I created this review in order to provide an in-depth technical review since i noticed the other reviewers haven't done so.
I suggest reading this review if you want to know EXACTLY what you're buying.
For your information, I have been a long time PC and Console gamer. I personally don't have a preference of the 2. However I specialise in PC Hardware and thought it was extremely interesting that consoles have now moved to more computer like hardware.
Note: If you're a non-technical person i advise trying to understand the information provided. If you can't understand it at all, then I would then suggest skipping it.
Let me just say the hardware provided inside the PS4 is some what similar to a PC worth £400+ or so and you're receiving excellent for value for performance.
*Processor & Graphics*
The PS4 has a Custom APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) created by AMD featuring the "Jaguar" architecture.
For people who don't know what an APU is, its a CPU (Central Processing Unit) and a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) combined.
The Jaguar architecture was designed for notebooks, mini pcs and micro-servers offering low power consumption. It was created in Mid 2013. It is the successor of the older generation architecture "Bobcat". All the Jaguar based CPUs only offered up to quad cores before the announcement of the PS4.
The APU has the CPUs, GPUs and shared memory controllers on the same die.Read more ›
On a technical level the PS4 is a marked improvement over the PS3. Games run much smoother and don't suffer from long loading times. The games that have come out so far seem to make good use of the system's capabilities and larger save files by, for example, keeping track of your character interactions and making the NPCs carry a grudge. It's an interesting and engrossing idea that really helps with immersion. A nice feature is that now the system can multitask. While playing your game you can pause it and go out to the main menu to check on downloads or settings and then go back to your game without losing your place. One downside to all this is that the game files now take up an enormous amount of space. Games can take up over 40 GB of storage room, and that burns up a 500 GB hard drive fast. After installing ten games I was out of room. This is true even if you use physical copies of the game.Read more ›
To start I'd like to say how sad it is for me to see people bombing the product page of these consoles with fake 1/5 stars AND fake 5/5 stars. The human mind is a curious thing and for some people the success of the console they chose is, for some inexplicable reason, linked to their perception of their own self worth. They are so focused on this that they throw their allegiance in with huge multinational companies whose main goals are to, at the end of the day, make money - instead of throwing their allegiance in with other consumers/gamers.
To those people - shame on you.
As for the PS4, I will be brief and concise as the review by MrE is already a great read (go check it out).
1) The PS4 is small and light - surprisingly so for a "next-gen" console, especially next to the, comparatively, gargantuan Xbox One (yes I have one of those too). Both run relatively quite and cool, which is reassuring after the Xbox360s overheating issues last gen.
2) The PS4's shape looks nice but can make changing wires at the back difficult if it is already in place and you are viewing it from a top-down view. The two tone is pleasing enough and the blue light is... a blue light, also pleasing enough.
3) The PS4 includes the following ports: Ethernet, HDMI out, PlayStation camera port (proprietary), 2x USB 3.0 ports and a optical audio out. For those concerned this optical audio out port does output in surround sound (unlike the XB1, although Microsoft has said they will patch this in).
4) 3rd party headsets are supported, via USB, optical out or even through the 3.5mm jack in the controller itself (which is very cool).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant product got my sons both one and they love it it's got great graphics on itPublished 3 days ago by Leon cook
ok so I've had this about a year with the machine.
Just so you know, if you go with playstation, you will have endless updates - i'm 30 so have limited time to play... Read more
Definitely the best console out ATM. Looks way cooler than the Xbox 1 and has a better roster of games out for it. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Would get a fantastic 5 stars if it not were the fact you have to disgustingly PAY for multiplayer gaming and unfortunately no previous PlayStation format games compatible. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Mrs. Sharon L. Lawson
The packaging was good shame the ps4 do'not work, I have had to put it in for repair I don't think it should have been on sale straight out off the box it wouldn't light up start... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
i should have known, that i had no interrest in sonys first party games. Wasted alot of money on this overrated pc wanna be machine.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Be aware that Sony DOES NOT give the option to limit a Childs game time through parental controls. XBOX DOES.Published 1 month ago by Mrs L Reid