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CNET

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 November 15. That's the day Sony births the PlayStation 4, the long-awaited prince of gaming consoles, and the company's first all-new home gaming system since the PS3 was unleashed back in 2006. The labor has been tedious and bloodied by an intense rivalry with Microsoft's Xbox One, due exactly one week later.

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 Remember daydreaming about a system that would let you buy and download games online, and then let you share your experiences socially? There was a day when the concept seemed so far off, but now that system is finally here. We've been talking about Sony's next game console for years, so it feels kind of weird to actually have one now.

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Engadget

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 Every day, a new phone. A new tablet. A new laptop that doubles as a blender -- and it has Android! Video game consoles, thankfully, aren't quite so prolific. In 18 years of PlayStation's existence, we're only just this week reaching number four -- a massive difference from the likes of Apple's iPhone or Nokia's (ridiculously populous) Lumia line. This Friday, the PlayStation brand enters the "next generation" once more with the PlayStation 4, and the world is significantly different than the last time around: HD is now standard, online multiplayer an expectation and multitasking a given.

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EUROGAMER

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 We've been chasing the PlayStation 4 story since January and now, finally, the journey is over. In this piece, we'll be focusing on the hardware in particular, where we have spent some time with the system. We'll also be discussing the user interface, but in broader brushstrokes as the system software only came online very recently. Expect further updates on the functionality across the week.

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 For much of the PlayStation 3's existence, the PlayStation Network was seen as second fiddle to Microsoft's Xbox Live, which offered more content and more features – at a price. Over the past couple of years, the tables began to turn, with PSN's free service matching the premium tier of Xbox Live almost feature for feature. Meanwhile, for $50 a year, PlayStation Plus gives its members entire collections of popular and critically-acclaimed games at no extra cost.

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 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 PlayStation 4. This $399 (list) game system is more powerful than its predecessor, the PlayStation 3and includes a ton of new features. The completely redesigned DualShock 4 controller is one of the most welcome changes. The console's complete lack of backward compatibility (a lack shared by the Xbox One) will have most gamers clinging to their old system, even if they buy a new one, and its media functions aren't nearly as ambitious as the Xbox One's. As a new, dedicated game system with social networking and streaming media features, though, the PlayStation 4 shines, earning our Editors' Choice.

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 In the seven years since the introduction of the PlayStation 3, we've seen our gaming consoles transform into living room hubs through constant evolution and software updates. Those updates weren’t always smooth – though on PS3, they were always happening – but it’s easy to see just how far the platform has come.

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If you believe the buzz, the PlayStation 4 has already won this console battle. At first that was down to Microsoft committing harakiri with unpopular pricing, strict DRM and a shifting of focus away from games for its Xbox One, all of which made the more traditional, affordable and open PS4 look very appealing, especially to the hardcore gamers out there.

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 The Sony PlayStation 4 finally arrives to take on the Microsoft's Xbox One in a next-gen gaming war more drawn out than any product launch we've seen. But in a console battle often fought more on ethics than specs, with the hardware now in our hands, what does it all add up to?

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Techradar

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 The PlayStation 4 is here, but as of this writing, PSN servers have yet to go online. We're currently putting the system through our rigorous review process, and will report back when we have the whole the story. Until then, enjoy our updated hands on and keep checking back for our full review.

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The Verge

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 Seven years is a technological eternity. Yet the PlayStation 3 has sold well for that long, ever since DJ Fatman Scoop and Ludacris hosted its blowout launch event in New York City in 2006. At launch, the PlayStation 3 was big, heavy, and expensive — it took nearly two revisions and almost a dozen SKUs of PS3 to get Sony to 2013. The console now starts under $200, the controller rumbles, Blu-ray is the dominant physical disc format, backwards compatibility is a moot point, and there's a large back catalog of titles both physical and digital. PlayStation Move exists now.

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Tom's Guide

 

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 Ding! Ding! The next round in the console wars has begun. Coming off a series of stinging losses to the Xbox 360, including an exorbitant $599 launch pricetag, lack of exclusives compared to the Xbox 360 and a subpar member subscription service, Sony is turning the page with the PlayStation 4. Priced at a competitive $399, the PS4 shows that Sony has been listening to its users, overhauling the controllers, improving the interface and embracing social -- all in attempt to win back the fanbase it lost in 2006. But does the PS4 do enough to win us over--and just how much better are the games?

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The only reason I will get a PS4 is because none of my friends dont care about PCs. Even after showing them how BF3 looks on PC and them saying its so clean and stuff...they just wont get into PC gaming. But this gives me more of a reason to hold off into buying one until a year later, there really are not that many games at launch that really catch my eye. Im really waiting for MGS5. If I buy it now, all i would really play is BF4 and use it to watch movies on netflix and amazon.

Just cant really see the point of buying a PS4 right now
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I just found EuroGamer's hardware review

Hardware Test: PlayStation 4

A lot of interesting information, but what stood out for me was the 80W idle power consumption. Seems pretty high for a console.


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I just found EuroGamer's hardware review

Hardware Test: PlayStation 4

A lot of interesting information, but what stood out for me was the 80W idle power consumption. Seems pretty high for a console.

added mate.

 

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The only reason I will get a PS4 is because none of my friends dont care about PCs. Even after showing them how BF3 looks on PC and them saying its so clean and stuff...they just wont get into PC gaming. But this gives me more of a reason to hold off into buying one until a year later, there really are not that many games at launch that really catch my eye. Im really waiting for MGS5. If I buy it now, all i would really play is BF4 and use it to watch movies on netflix and amazon.

Just cant really see the point of buying a PS4 right now

I will but a PS4 some day for sure but when there is a hell of a great game library. But than again you never know I might just order one tomorrow :)

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I just found EuroGamer's hardware review

Hardware Test: PlayStation 4

A lot of interesting information, but what stood out for me was the 80W idle power consumption. Seems pretty high for a console.


To put these figures in perspective, here's the results from anadtech for the 360. As you can see, the PS4 uses as much power idling, as the 360 does while gaming! That is an issue.

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and sound comparison - the same basically

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seems like a good console, but I think I will wait till a hardware revision. By then there probably will be a better line-up of games.
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don't know what to say about this. I guess the reviews are right, that there is no need to buy a PS4 at the moment with those few titles. Most of them are on PC and for me a PS4 would be only worth it with at least 3-5 big exclusive titles like Deep Down, Demon Souls 2 or The Order 1866.
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don't know what to say about this. I guess the reviews are right, that there is no need to buy a PS4 at the moment with those few titles. Most of them are on PC and for me a PS4 would be only worth it with at least 3-5 big exclusive titles like Deep Down, Demon Souls 2 or The Order 1866.

 

I think the console itself let down some of the reviewers. Not just the games. 

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