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Sony PlayStation 4

Sony PlayStation 4

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 91
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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
Game format
Online features
Drive capacity
Controller type
Motion controls
Video outputs
Backward compatible
Optical, Downloadable
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
5001
Wired, Wireless
Yes
HDMI
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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