I will start off with by saying that I am a huge gamer, I have been in the gaming world for the last 15 years. I have played every game out there and tried every gaming console and I would have to say that PlayStation is my favorite. I have been a fan of PlayStation since the very first one, with each version Sony has made their console better and better. So you can imagine my excitement when the PlayStation 4 came out, I pre-ordered it and played hours and hours. For those of you that are Xbox fans, I will say that Xbox is also an awesome console, it is a close second on my list.
In this review, we will take a look at some of the best features and specs of the PlayStation 4.
Before we get started, one thing is for sure, both the PlayStation and Xbox One are very close matched in specs, both offer a huge library of games and both of these consoles can be used for entertainment. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both can play Blue-ray and have streaming services like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu.
Some of the things that I think the PlayStation excels at are listed below, in other words, these are some of the features where the PS4 has an edge over the Xbox One.
PlayStation Plus is a better overall deal compared to Xbox Live’s Gold, the quality of instant games titles tends to be higher and these games can be played across different PlayStation platforms. If you want to play online, you must have PlayStation Plus, you can be sure to find discounts, betas and demos, trials and even cloud storage. PlayStation Plus is also cheaper than Xbox Live Gold, Plus will cost you $50 a year while Xbox Gold costs $60 a year.
In my opinion the PlayStation interface is better than Xbox One’s, I have noticed that games install faster on the PS4. Also navigating the menus is easier and the whole experience is smoother than the Xbox.
If you are a gamer and want to live stream, PlayStation Now is a subscription service which allows you to do just that. You can easily streams games over the Internet.
Like we said before the PS4 has a better all-around experience when using the software, you will notice that games install faster on the PS4 and in some cases games on the PS4 will play at a higher frame rate.
The PS4 dualshock controller has a button which makes it super easy to share your games on social media. With a few button clicks, you can take screenshots, tweet and broadcast your game to Twitch. You can also save videos and copy them to USB to edit later.
Some of the things that I think could be improved are the media apps and cloud storage. Also the eject button needs to be improved, a few times the disc was automatically ejected while I was in the middle of a game. But in the updated versions, the PS4 eject button has been fixed.
Overall, the PS4 is a great console and in my opinion it performs a little better than the Xbox One. But to be fair, there isn’t a definitive winner, both Microsoft and Sony have a done a great job with making some awesome consoles for us to enjoy.