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Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20436 reviews of Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviews about the price and reliability are generally positive. The design and portability also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and design. The usability and portability are also appreciated.

price, portability, usability, design, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PS4 Console with Watch Dogs (PS4)Sony PS4 Console with Watch Dogs (PS4)

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9541 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and price. The design and portability also get good comments, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, design, price, size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PlayStation 4: Launch EditionPlayStation 4: Launch Edition

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Sony PlayStation 4 gaming console review

 

The PlayStation 4 is finally here and the good news is the device delivers across the board for gamers looking to take their enjoyment to the next level.

The PlayStation 4 is going to be a huge hit – we understand if you haven’t pre-ordered the console you’re facing a long wait – possibly until early 2014 – before you can get your hands on one.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Luke Hopewell (gizmodo.com.au)

Sony PlayStation 4 Australian Review: Gamer's Paradise

 

Sony has been carefully brewing the PlayStation 4 to be a gamer's dream machine. How close did it get to fulfilling your every fantasy, though? Pretty goddamn close, given a bit of time..

Yes, absolutely. It’s a bit of a marketing gimmick, but the PS4 really is for the players.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Mother of God This Changed My LIFE!

 

The playstation 4 is the greatest system ever created! Yes it even surpasses the atari 2600. Okay first things first this console handles 4k gaming easily at 240fps it surpasses $9000 gaming pc's all while looking stylish, for you see the ps4's design...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

A Step Backward

 

I'm seriously considering putting an axe through my newly purchased PS4 and going completely back to PC games. Yes the graphics are better, and the controllers are good, but everything that was good about the PS3 has been removed and replaced with the...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

So much unrealised potential

 

I want to love the PS4, but Sony are drip feeding us games and system updates. Why no external hard drive integration, why no DLNA. I'd never even expect backwards compatibility, and they sure as heck didn't provide it. The one game I have - The Last...

1080p gaming, feel of the controllers, Netflix app.

Not enough new content, controller battery drain, no media streaming ability, no backwards compatibility, having to have PS Plus account to play online unlike PS3

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

PS4 is a disappointment, I feel cheated by Sony

 

I purchased my PS4 from JB Hi-Fi in December 2013 for $549. I was expecting a lot from my new Playstation. The PS1 came with CD technology, The PS2 came with DVD technology, the PS3 gave us Blue-ray and a easy to use home entertainment hub. But...

Lacks basic features that come with the PS3,

May, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Playstation 4: Probably not worth forking up so much money now. Wait for the price drop

 

I have had PS3 for many years but was enticed to purchase PS4 on a day of mad impulse shopping. It's obviously way better than PS3 or anything else we have experienced but after using for a good 4 weeks am wondering it is worth spending 500-600 dollars...

Pricey obviously with very limited array of games. Not as good as PS3 as a media/Blu Ray player

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Really no CD OR MP3?

 

OMG I paid $550 for a console that can't even play CD, MP3, No external hard drive connectivity, NO 3D MOVIE PLAYBACK? just SHOCKING. This is a tragedy by playstation they should be ashamed of this. Apparently they mentioned a 'patch' update like last...

NO CD NO MP3 NO 3D MOVIES REALLY?

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

A lot of firmware changes required, but a awesome system

 

I have owned all the play stations, and this is the one i was most excited about. It is your typical play station experience that we have all grown to love! However at the moment (3/1/2014) it is lacking some things from the ps3 that we have taken for...

The fast game load time, PSN is a lot faster and downloads do not take long.

The system menu music is so bad (thankfully it can be turned off) and missing some options that we loved from PS3

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

It's alright, bit early in generation to have

 

Got my PS4 just before Christmas and have already spent several hours playing both Madden 25 and NBA 2K14. As most games out now have been built for previous gen consoles there's nothing overly exciting to mention in the graphics department (as I was...

Runs quiet, smooth frame rates, aesthetically pleasing designs, controller design

Most games now still ps3 builds, controller light

Dec, 2013
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Product Specifications

Colour

Colour of product:Black

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Red, White / Blue, Grey / Burgundy / Camouflage / Gold, White / Grey / Multi / Red / Silver / White

Display

Built-in Display:N / No

Features

Colour of product:Black
Developer:CCP Games / EA Digital Illusions CE / EPOS Game Studios / Evolution Studios / From Software / FromSoftware / Ghost Games / Guerrilla / Guerrilla Games / Hello Games / Housemarque / Insomniac Games / Koei Tecmo Games / Mojang, 4J Studios / Naughty Dog / Naughty Dog & Pirate Sigil Sticker Sheet / Ready at Dawn / Rebellion / Rebellion Developments / SIE London Studio / SIEA/Impulse Gear / Sucker Punch / Tangentlemen / Ubisoft Montreal / Wish Studios
Distribution type:Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone) / E10+ (Everyone 10+) / M (Mature) / RP (Rating Pending) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Basic / Basic+DLC / Collectors
Gaming platforms supported:Playstation 4
Genre :Action / Action / Adventure / Action / RPG / FPS (First Person Shooter) / Party / Racing / RPG (Role-Playing Game) / Shooter / Simulation / Sports / TPS (3rd Person Shooter)
Language version:DEU / ENG / English / English, Italian / ESP / German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian / German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian / German, English / ITA / Spanish
Maximum number of players:1 / 2 / 6
Multiplayer mode:N / No / O / Y / Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Online
PEGI Rating:12 / 16 / 18 / 3 / 7
Platform:PC / Playstation 4 / Wii U
Publisher:CCP Games / Electronic Arts / Hello Games / Rebellion / SCE / SCE Japan Studio / SCEA / SCEE / SIEE / Sony Computer Entertainment / Sony Interactive Entertainment / UbiSoft
Quantity per pack:1
Release Date:05/10/2016 / 09.08.2016 / 10.05.2016 / 10/2016 / 13.10.2016 / 13/10/2016 / 14/02/2017 / 20.02.2015 / 20.04.2016 / 2014 / 2016 / 25/11/2015 / 29.11.2013 / 29/11/2013 / 8 October 2014 / 9/08/2016 / March 25, 2015
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):07/02/2017 / 08/10/2014 / 09.08.2016 / 09/08/2016 / 10.05.2016 / 10.10.2016 / 10/2016 / 13.10.2016 / 13/10/2016 / 14/02/2017 / 16/08/2017 / 18/03/2016 / 18/11/2014 / 20.02.2015 / 20.04.2016 / 2014 / 25/03/2015 / 27/05/2014 / 27/11/2015 / 28.02.2017 / 29/11/2013 / 3/11/2015
Split screen:N / No
Theme:Racing
USK rating:16

Input Device

Backlight colour:Multi
Buttons quantity:10
Device Type:Special
Gaming control function keys:Vibration on/off
Gaming platforms supported:Playstation 4

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s):N
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p / 720p,1280p

Networking

Bluetooth: / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN: / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100, 1000 / 10,100,1000 / 10,1000 / 10,1000,100 / 1000
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Built-in Camera: Yes
Copper ethernet cabling technology:100Base-TX
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Art book included: Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, HDMI / AC, HDMI, Micro-USB / AC, HDMI, USB / AC, USB, HDMI / HDMI / HDMI, Micro-USB / HDMI, USB / HDMI,USB
Game controllers included:Gamepad / Joystick
Games included:1 / Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag / Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, Watch Dogs / Assassin's Creed Syndicate + Watch Dogs / Assassin’s Creed Syndicate + Watch Dogs / Batman : Arkham Knight / Batman Arkham Knight / Batman: Arkham Knight / Batman: Arkham Knight in Amaray, The Last of Us: Remastered Digital Download Voucher, PlayStation®Plus 3-month membership / Battlefield 4 / Bloodborn / Bloodborne, Batman:AK / BloodBorne, The Last of US, The Order 1886 / Call of Duty WWII / Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 / Call of Duty: Black Ops III / Call of Duty: Ghosts / Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare / Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition / CALL OF DUTY: Infinite Warfare Legay Edition / Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered / Call Of Duty: WWII / Destiny / Destiny 2 / Destiny: King of the possessed / Destiny: The Taken King / Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition / Disney Infinity 3.0 / Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars / Doom / DriveClub / DRIVECLUB, Uncharted 4, Ratschet & Clank / Dualshock 4 / Far Cry 4 / Far Cry Primal / FIFA 15 / FIFA 16 / FIFA 17 / Fifa 18 / Fifa 18 Deluxe Ronaldo Edition / FIFA 18, 14 Day FIFA Trial VCH / Final Fantasy XV / God of War / God of War 3 / God of War III / Grand Theft Auto V / Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us Remastered / GT Gran Turismo Sport / Infamous Second Son / Infamous: Second Son / Killzone Shadow Fall / Killzone: Shadow Fall / Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham / LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, LittleBigPlanet 3 / Lego Dimensions / Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 + Lego Avengers / Lego Star Wars / LittleBigPlanet 3 / Mafia 3 / Mafia III / Metal Gear Solid V / Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain / Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Day One Edition / Minecraft / NBA 2017 / NBA 2K17 / NHL 15 / No Man's Sky / Overwatch / PES Euro 2016 / Ratchet & Clank + Crash Bandicoot: N’Sane Trilogy / Resident Evil 7 / STAR WARS Battlefront / Star Wars Battlefront 2 / Star Wars: Battlefront / Star Wars: Battlefront Limited Edition / StarWars Battlefront II / The Last of Us / The Last of Us Remastered / The Last of Us, DriveClub, LittlebigPlanet 3 / The Last of us, Uncharted 4, Ratchet & Clank / The Last Of Us: Remastered / The Order 1886 / The Order: 1886 / Uncharted 4 / UNCHARTED 4 + TOMB RAIDER / Uncharted 4 Limited Edition / Uncharted 4: A Thief's End / Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End / Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection / Uncharted:The Lost Legacy / Watch Dogs / Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2 / WatchDogs 1&2
Headset included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of gamepads included:1 / 2 / 3
Quantity per pack:1
Toy figure(s) included: Yes
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package Type:Box

Performance

Built-in processor:AMD Jaguar
Colour of product:Black / Multicolour
Graphics adapter memory type:GDDR5
Graphics processor:AMD Radeon
Internal Memory:8000 / 8192 / 8196
Internal memory type:GDDR5
Number of controllers supported (max):4
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Parental control:Y / Yes
Platform:Playstation 4 / PlayStation 4 Pro
Processor Model:AMD Jaguar
Video memory:8192

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Device interface:Bluetooth
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
Video Out: Yes

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC input voltage:100 / 100 - 240 / 100-240 / 220 / 220 - 240 / 220-240
Power consumption (typical):165 / 250 / 310
Power Supply:165

Storage

Built-In Hard Drive:Y / Yes
Built-in memory capacity:500
Built-In Optical Drive:Y / Yes
Card reader integrated:N / No / Y / Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Internal storage capacity:1000 / 500
Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray / Blu-Ray/DVD
Storage Media:HDD

System requirements

Minimum system requirements:PlayStation VR / PS4
Virtual Reality (VR) headset required:N / Y

Technical Details

Certification:CE
Colour of product:Black
Compatibility:Playstation 4
Compatible products:Playstation 4
Dimensions (WxDxH):265 x 288 x 39 / 275 x 305 x 53
HDMI Out:
LED indicators:Y
Number of HDMI Outputs:1
Number of products included:1
Packaging content:UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection Game Voucher
Platform:PlayStation / Playstation 4
Quantity:1 / 2
Type:Stand

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27 / 288 / 30.5 / 305 / 327 / 39 / 5.3
Height :265 / 27 / 30.5 / 39 / 5.3 / 53 / 55
Weight:183 / 2.1 / 2.8 / 3.3 / 4.17
Width:186 / 265 / 27.5 / 275 / 288 / 295 / 30.5