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Review of Sony PlayStation 4 Console$399

Review of Sony PlayStation 4 Console

4.00 stars
Price Range
Reviewed on: January 31, 2014
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

  • Great graphics
  • Much faster than its predecessor
  • Lightning fast interface
  • Playstation store works well, Playstation plus is good for online gaming
  • All games are full 1080p
  • Seamless and smooth social interaction
  • New DualShock 4 wireless controller is phenomenal and very comfortable
  • No backward compatibility
  • Game point system does not work well
  • Does not play audio CDs
  • Online gaming required PS+ paid account

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Sony PlayStation 4 Console. The BoolPool rating for this product is Good, with 4.00 stars, and the price range is $399.99.

PlayStation 4 is the best place to play with dynamic, connected gaming, powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features. It is noticeably faster, and has better graphics than its predecessor. Combining unparalleled content, immersive gaming experiences, all of your favorite digital entertainment apps, and PlayStation exclusives, PS4 centers on gamers, enabling them to play when, where and how they want. DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller features new innovations to deliver a phenomenal gaming experiences, including a highly sensitive six-axis sensor as well as a touch pad located on the top of the controller, which offers gamers completely new ways to play and interact with games.

However, Playstation 4 is not backward compatible with older games. Also, it lacks the music playing capabilities since it cannot play audio CDs like PS3. 

Overall, the PlayStation 4 Console has superb graphics, lightning fast interface and if you get PlayStation 4 plus, you can do online gaming as well. The games available are pretty amazing, they have some great indie games and all games are in full 1080p. Not to mention there's the live stream function available, to watch other people play the game as you wait for your downloads to finish. 

Official PS4 specifications: 

Main Processor:

  • Single-chip custom processor
  • CPU: x86-64 AMD 'Jaguar' 8 cores
  • GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine

Memory: GDDR5 8GB

Hard Disk Drive: Built-in

Optical Drive (read only): BD 6xCAV and DVD 8xCAV

I/O and communication:

  • Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0)
  • AUX
  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)

AV output:

  • HDMI
  • Analog-AV out
  • Digital Output (optical)

User Voice

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Review Group #: 1
(5.00 stars)
4 Reviews
Works like a charm Works much faster Great graphics Can do multitasking
Review Group #: 2
(5.00 stars)
13 Reviews
Faster, cheaper, and prettier Lightning fast interface Playstation store works well Playstation plus gives you online gaming opportunities PS4 online gaming works better than Xbox Games look amazing Great launch titles Great indie games Love the graphics All games are full 1080p
Review Group #: 3
(5.00 stars)
22 Reviews
Awesome gaming console Games look stunning Love this console Seamless and smooth gaming and social experience
Review Group #: 4
(4.50 stars)
24 Reviews
Free games on PSN Fast game installs Games are great and looks good Looks good Game point system sucks Phenomenal controller and fast UI
Review Group #: 5
(4.50 stars)
25 Reviews
Wonderful gaming console Awesome controller PS4 constantly records your gampelay Fast system, snappy Every game must be installed You can check out Playstation store for free games to download and play Live stream function to watch other people play the game Online gaming requires PS+

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