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Sony PlayStation 4

from  $429+

    Sony PlayStation 4

    from  $429+
    from  $429+
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    86 Engadget Score
    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
    86

    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    Engadget Review

    The PlayStation 4 has always focused on doing one thing incredibly well: playing video games. Two and a half years after hitting store shelves, a few unforeseeable issues have cropped up, but the PS4 is still the best console experience money can buy.

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    Pros
    • Navigating the UI feels fast and intuitive
    • Tons of great exclusive games
    • Compact size makes the console surprisingly portable
    Cons
    • Gamepad battery life is still short
    • WiFi speeds can be frustratingly slow
    • System storage interface can be problematic and inaccurate

    Reviews

    82
     
    Average Critic Score
    Critic Reviews 31
    84
     
    Average User Score
    User Reviews 90
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    Specs

    Key Specs

    Game format
    Optical, Downloadable
    Online features
    Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
    Drive capacity
    5001
    Controller type
    Wired, Wireless
    Motion controls
    Yes
    Video outputs
    HDMI
    Backward compatible
    No

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    86 Engadget Score
    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
    86

    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    Scores

    Engadget

    86
     

    User Reviews

    10
    MrRandom28
    Dusnt hav enuf grafix
    100
    Geeki
    Have to balance it out.
    90
    mitch
    I decided to give #teamplaystation a go this time around in the console wars....read more
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