Sony PlayStation 4

9.0
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Reviewed by colacastell (Currently owns)

The PlayStation 4 is the next gen console I decided to buy after intensive research about both next gen consoles.

Design:
The Design is quite beautiful and special. It fits beautifully next to my TV and I was extremely suprised about the size of the machine. It's actually smaller than my PS3 Slim.
Also, the LED- stripe on top look pretty cool.

Software:
Well, the OS on the PS4 does all I want. It's absolutely responsive and ultra-fast – the UI makes sense and is easy to use.
All features on the PS4 work as advertised, also the new Party mode is quite nice.
Over all, the OS and software is everything a game console needs.

Game Selection:
Well, I think you cannot judge game selection yet. However I like the games that are on the system currently very much and I am looking forward to many titles.

Controls:
I think I am in love with the Dualshock 4. It fits beautifuly in my hands, all buttons are great to use and I really like the innovative stuff they built into the contoller, such as the touch pad, the speaker and the AUX- input. By the way the AUX input is great for so many things. You can either push chat- audio through it only, or the whole system sound. And that's amazing, for example when you watch a Blu-ray, you can just plug your iPhone earpods to the controller and listen to the movie audio without disturbing anyone.
Overall; the controller is perfect for gaming and does alot of stuff more.

Performance:
My PS4 works very well. I never had an issue with the software or games, not even a freeze or something alike.
In comparison to Microsoft's competitor, you can tell how good the performance is. Therefore full points.

Heat/ Noise:
Even after intensive gaming for hours, the PS4 is not very noisy – especially when you compare it to the PS3 or Xbox 360.
Also, I never got an over heat or something alike – when you play, the PS4 is pretty much always at a good temperature.

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