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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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and reliability. The design and portability also get good comments.

usability, portability, design, reliability, price

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. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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. Reviews about the size and price are overall positive. The design and portability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed comments about 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

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony PlayStation 4

 

Is the PS4 the console to buy this Christmas?

Sleek, powerful hardware ; Intuitive and functional interface ; Great streaming and sharing features ; Excellent controller ; Key games look better on PS4 than Xbox One

Lack of great exclusives ; No instant resume on games ; No DLNA client for media streaming

After a year, the PS4 still has the sleekest, most powerful hardware, the most intuitive interface and an improved line-up of apps and games. It has streaming capabilities that Microsoft can’t match, with more to come. What it doesn’t have is a killer...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony PS4 review: its lead this generation only grows wider

 

PlayStation 4 is still the king of the current-gen, despite its lack of great exclusives

Powerful spec ; Great controller ; Stylish looks

Lack of exclusive games ; Not backwards compatible ; Media a bit light

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony PlayStation 4

 

Next-gen gaming is a glorious reality but you'll have to make do without some last-gen features

Simple set-up and interface ; Games look and sound great ; Good selection of TV, film and music apps ; Decent AV performance

No 3D Blu-ray, CD or DLNA support ; Not as good as a dedicated disc player

Sony has been clever with the PS4. Gaming is the theatre in which it wants to win the next-gen console battle, and on this evidence we think it might just have the first victory in the bag.

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony PlayStation 4 Gaming Console overview

 

Playstation 4 Black 500 GB Console (PS4)

Expert review by : Esat Dedezade (stuff.tv)

Sony PlayStation 4 Neo preview

 

UPDATE 23/08/16: Sony appears to be readying a new DualShock controller for launch as well

Aug, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony PS4 review

 

Now with more Remote Play, hard drive upgrades and UK PSN findings [UPDATE: now with video]

Stunning 1080p gaming for the win Remote Play is brilliant Super-slick and fast operation

No DLNA - yet 4K games still out of reach Some features look a little underbaked right now

Slick, powerful and packed with stand-out features, the PS4 delivers on the next-gen console promise

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (techradar.com)

Sony PS4 review

 

PlayStation 4 sheds some weight – and some notes off its price tag

Great games ; Good value ; Improved power efficiency ; PS Plus still a great deal ; DualShock 4 better than ever

Optical audio removed ; No 4K Blu-ray player

An excellent console with a great catalogue of AAA games, the slimmer, smaller PS4 is better in almost every way compared to the original, barring one notable exception.

Oct, 2016

Techradar Recommended 2016

Expert review by : Dave James James Rivington (techradar.com)

Original (2013) PS4 Review review

 

The 'fat' PS4

Snappy performance ; Killer components ; Much-improved controller ; PlayStation Plus ; PlayStation Now ; PlayStation Music

Remote Play's trivial ; PSN's less stable than Xbox Live ; Not enough apps

The most powerful games console in the world, the PS4 is even better than it was a year ago. With AAA games available and features added, it's becoming the console we wanted from the start.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Rougeau (techradar.com)

PlayStation 4 Camera review

 

An extra purchase with no purpose

Works as advertised ; The Playroom is amusing ; Voice commands work well ; Compact and attractive

Few games use it ; No gesture controls ; Minimal voice commands ; Face recognition more trouble than it's worth

The bottom line is that right now it's just not worth it to buy a PlayStation Camera. Go ahead and give the new PS Camera a try if you're a hardcore PlayStation fan who want to see more developers utilize it down the road, or if you simply need to have...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (techadvisor.co.uk)

PS4 vs Xbox One comparison review

 

Microsoft and Sony have produced two cracking consoles. Find out which one you should buy in our PS4 vs Xbox One comparison review.

There's not much between the two, but if we had to pick a winner, we'd give it to the PS4. Not only does it edge the Xbox One on sheer graphical horsepower, it also has virtual reality support, and a better library of current and upcoming exclusive...

Apr, 2017

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