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Video showing playstation 4 UI in action

Video showing the PlayStation 4 user interface (PS4)

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JoGam  +   295d ago
Enjoy all who was whining to see it. Kinda fuzzy video.
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Mikey32230  +   295d ago
For the lazy: Demonstration starts at 4:45

My observations:

1)Kinda slow when loading up select game info.

2)Live blue waveish background wallpaper

3)Web Browser doesnt seem the snappiest, but still much much better than vita/ps3 browsers
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LOL_WUT  +   295d ago
Yea it loads up pretty slow hopefully Sony speeds things up come launch. Anyways so far from what I've seen of the PS4 I have to admit that the X1 has a much livelier UI. Just saying it how it is ;)
guitarded77  +   295d ago
Thank's... I watched for 2 and a half minutes before bothering to see it anyone posted the start time.
christrules0041  +   295d ago
? Opps. I thought I cancelled this comment. I guess not.
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christrules0041  +   295d ago
The thing is we at events they usually don't have good internet so that could be the slowest you'll ever see it. To prove it at one of the events this year a PS4 wasn't responding to a controller and someone asked Yoshida on twitter why it happened and he said there is lots of interference at events.

We won't know how good it'll run until we actually get one.
AgitatedOcelot  +   295d ago
It looks to me like any slow points are internet related in that video.

The browser comes right up, but then it loads a bit bringing up the webpage. Likewise the Knack extended information screen could be bringing up web info about the game maybe?

Slowdowns at those points don't jive with other videos I've seen, such as the one with Shuhei Yoshida demoing the UI, or with the review those British gamers did where they basically gushed about how fast and fluid the UI was.

I want a UI to be as simple and no nonsense and light as possible, taking as little resources away from the games as possible, and it looks like that's what Sony plans to deliver.
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Vojkan  +   295d ago
This is last gen compared to X1 UI. This comes from exclusive PS supporter. I will never buy MS console, but that UI vid (if legit) makes it look one generation ahead of this slow slugish mess.
Eonjay  +   295d ago
System is very smooth. The UI looks network bandwidth bound at certain parts.

@6:05 you can see a prompt for voice input.

Notice whenever he selects a game it looks like its trying to connect to the network, then everything pops in smoothly. Switching from game to dashboard is stupid fast.

Its simple, its clean, it works.

I am not impressed with the speed of the game dashboards at this point.

Edit:

After examining this:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

it is clear to see that the it was the network connection causing the slowdowns. When you are online, the additional dashboard infomation is loaded from the network.

Okay thats good, but Sony better make sure its the personal connection, and not its network, that causes slowdowns.
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Ju  +   295d ago
LOL. Whot? You guys are trying too hard, really. Of course this is network related, what else could cause a delay like this - look at what's popping in. Walking through games has no delay, same with bringing up the menu during game play.

In contrast from jumping from a game straight into browser and back to game is instantly, no lag what so ever. Same with pause/resume (~8:30)

Also, multiple log ins or user switching during a game (Playroom) 9:48.

Camera has improved a lot. Quite some Kinect like features how the minions interact with the players.

Yeah, Ok, it's no tiles (thank god!) but I can't really see what XO has what PS4 doesn't. How is this last gen?
johndoe11211  +   295d ago
@Vojkan

Why do you morons not realize that everyone can see your comment history?
TheDivine  +   295d ago
Wow that's slow. The 360 has a faster and sleeker dashboard by far. Hopefully the new features make up for it. I want instantaneous switching between apps, no loading menus, and multitasking where a game is running minimized and the web browser is open also or vice versa. Del looks better than the ps2/3 os though. You can tell Sony took major influence from Ms with the new OS and ps store which is good. I'm not sold on the camera just yet. I'm not expecting a xbone Kinect experience, il be happy with good voice commands, motion dash navigation, and auto facial recognition log ins. That would be dope. Either way il find out on the 15th.
ShinMaster  +   295d ago
The game info(Knack) only loaded up slowly during the system start up.
Playroom info loaded up much faster.
P0werVR  +   294d ago
Live has ALWAYS been the true success of the Xbox and once again Microsoft has enhanced it even further. No doubt at all Live UI and social media and general media features are far better thann PSN.

At the end of it, it's all about what catches on and what casuals will buy and the Xbox One is prep and ready for tons of sells. If PS4 sells are close if not out selling it by far, Sony will have some SERIOUS problems overtime. Fact.
IaussieGamer  +   294d ago
Lazy? No just don't understand a word they saying so why would we want to watch beforehand.
scott182  +   294d ago
@P0werVR

Holy hell you're a micro troll.

I bet Sony's ui is better, smoother..

And in 1080p with real time day/night cycle lighting, lol /s
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aceitman  +   295d ago
this is not the final build these are demo stations that has been told already by sony like they said what u see in demo stations are not the final product.
Pinkdolphinyfg   295d ago | Trolling | show
Bathyj  +   295d ago
God Im sick of that argument. How many times do I have to say it?

Sony has EARNED its trust.

MS has EARNED its distrust.

Try delivering for 2 decades you might earn a bit yourself.

#Dealwithit. Only the second time I've ever used that.
MrFairness   295d ago | Spam
Death  +   295d ago
@Bathyj,

Neither company has earned trust. Either you like them and trust them or you don't. Both have had some pretty big mistakes to this point. If you want to give Sony a pass that is perfectly fine, but take Microsoft off the cross is if you are feeling so generous.
xPhearR3dx  +   295d ago
The UI looks pretty good so far. I'm liking Xbox One's better at the moment. That might just be because I had 360 for so long and now Windows 8 that I've become accustom to the whole Metro Theme. Regardless, this is MILES ahead of the that POS XBM. God I hated that thing. Can't wait to explore it myself in about 4 more days. So excited :)

EDIT: Even if it's not the final build, it's still a MASSIVE improvement. Just trying to send a message in game on PS3 was a hassle. Just by this video, he seamlessly switches from the game to the web browser, then back to the game with no effort. I just wish Sony would do a proper reveal of the damn UI already.
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Ju  +   295d ago
Of course it's the final build. Not sure what people think this is.
Death  +   295d ago
Final build? It is more than possible to have an update to this build at launch. We have no idea when the last update was or when the next update hits. Much can be improved as we go on.
rainslacker  +   294d ago
@Death

The PS4 releases in 4 days. This is likely the final build. It takes time to test an update, and I'd wager that this build has been complete for a couple weeks now at least. This is a hugely important update for Sony, and they will not risk bricking a bunch of consoles on launch day.

There may be a few smaller updates to fix bugs, but history shows that even those take about a week to get pushed through, and that's when things go badly. If they have a working firmware, they won't tamper with that this close to launch.
Xsilver  +   295d ago
I've see this Vid before so Im guessing its not the Final Build the wait continues.
Bigpappy  +   295d ago
Looks like you can multitask and you can resume the game, but they don't seem to have a split screen feature. I know this is not the final build, so I will leave negative observations muted.

I will not go in to Kinect features as Sony has not shown anything on how they plan on using their camera and what it is capable off. I do find that strange though, as the system goes on sale on Friday. This leads me to believe that they either were not prepared to launch the camera, or decided that the features they had need a lot more work to be some what competitive. Is that a fair assessment?
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xPhearR3dx  +   295d ago
The split screen thing is called Snap and I believe that's exclusive to MS. Not the feature itself, but MS came up with it in Windows 8 and implemented it within the Xbox One.

It's a very nice feature on Windows 8, I'd love if it was also available on the PS4.
LOGICWINS  +   295d ago
EXACTLY! Why is it that MS feels confident enough to give us a full UI walkthrough and Sony doesn't? If MS displayed this sort of hesitance, people on this site would be jumping down their throats smh.
Xsilver  +   295d ago
You wanna know why MS is showing their UI because of the rumors that it doesn't work i guess you guys wernt paying attention smfh how long have Sony been showing their UI a very long time may of never been the Final build but they showed it so what's point:/
xPhearR3dx  +   295d ago
@Xsilver

It has nothing to do with the rumors. MS always shows off their new UI. It's the one thing their the best at. We've seen demos of every new 360 UI so it comes as no surprise they do one for the Xbox One.

Showing a UI that's not finished it kind of pointless as everything is subject to change. For all we know, the real UI could be 100% different that what we see here.
GiggMan  +   295d ago
@Logic. There are still Xbox One third party games that have not been shown at all and it releases in a couple of weeks.

I honestly think this is the first generation of gaming where showing or not showing the UI is turning out to be a big deal. I guarantee the real world doesn't really care at all. It's just us.
Utalkin2me  +   295d ago
@LOGICWINS

Did you just say if MS displays hesitance? Sure you're not refereeing to constant reversal of the Xbox 1 from Drm to 24 online. I mean i could literally sit her and post 25 pages of links of stuff coming from Xbox 1. But the best you can come up with is not showing the full UI. My apologies for feeling that's your grasp at a straw, but sad you dont even have the straw in your grasp.
Bigpappy  +   295d ago
M$ is showing the UI because they made a big deal to the features that you can access from it at their first reveal. This is the final product they are delivering, and they see it as a major selling tool.
AgitatedOcelot  +   295d ago
Microsoft is starting essentially from Windows 8. So they really didn't have to do a lot of work on UI design, they really just merged the 360 UI with metro.

Microsoft is probably always going to have the more advanced UI. Unfortunately they are also going to have the heaviest UI bleeding more power from the system and taking away from game performance.

Being able to instantly switch to TV, or bring up another app side by side with your game paused isn't free. It all takes system resources.

I can fully understand people liking these features on the Xbox and looking forward to them. But personally, I don't want them. The last thing on earth I want is a box with limited resources being made more like a Windows PC. I just want it to play games or blu ray movies in the fastest way possible.
Ju  +   295d ago
You'd be surprised that the camera does pretty much what Kinect does; I agree that Sony did/doesn't promote it well. But it actually includes face log in and voice start of games (hint: e.g. 6:22 "To start operation with your voice, say .. [Playstation]" (watch bottom of screen))

This does not only work with camera but also with the head set.
Bigpappy  +   295d ago
@JU: That is good info that includes stuff I have never heard before. Would be nice if Sony would talk about it and show how it works. For all I know, that is just a promise or hope. They need to show this stuff or for prospective buyer, it does not exist.

If they do have the same features, how well do they work? You can only know that by seeing it.

Not trying to be a wise guy. But do you have any link to any of this info? I really would like some info on that cam. Every thing I read on it was post reveal. Suppose to have stereo cameras or something along those like. I also know it has a mic array. But I want to see about night vision and auto login and that type of stuff. Because I had no idea that little camera could even match the old Kinect. But I sure it will be a big improvement over the current PS-Eye.
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Ju  +   295d ago
The cam has no night vision. There are some official info somewhere. It has two HD cams recording 1280x800x2 @ 60fps - or lower with a higher frame rate (120fps, not sure if it has a 240Hz mode) - which is indeed a massive improvement over the current PSEye - and quite faster than the old kinect. It depends how light sensitive the sensors are or how good the SW is to do low (and bright!) light filtering. Move has troubles in bright sun light. But the 60fps (and even higher if you need less precision but higher accuracy = less lag) will make this thing much more responsive. BTW: The PS Eye is one of the best cameras for low light situations. Using this as a web cam makes quite a difference. The PS Eye did 640x480@60fps. The Mic is the same. 4 Mics give noise cancellation and directional audio.
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rainslacker  +   294d ago
@Big

Sony actually has talked about it. I've seen the articles on here, and elsewhere. It just doesn't get that much attention because I don't think they are pushing it in the same way MS is.

Seems to just be something that is there for people to use if they wish. With MS it's more like, "HEY! look at this. You will love this". I exaggerate to make the point.
Blaze929  +   295d ago
that UI looks like a joke compared to what Microsoft just recently showed on Xbox One.

Cant say im a fan of that "retro" apple coverflow style and all that blue. I understand simplicity but its TOO basic. Nothing exciting, new or impressive about it's UI for a 2013 device.

Still waiting for a full UI focused video though, hopefully from sony.
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swishersweets20031  +   295d ago
didnt know it really matters what the UI looks like when im playing games.. unless your just a broke mofo staring at the start up screen with no games.
GiggMan  +   295d ago
Oh yeah. Forget about high resolution graphics, hardware, and technology. It's 2013 baby! All about the UI. /s

MS rules!
timotim  +   294d ago
@Giggapet

Its about the whole experience. And theirs plenty of technology in the X1's UI. In fact the console itself is all about technology. The PS4's UI is very current gen in lots of ways. Very little technology on display in this video.
dizzy74  +   295d ago
At 05:28 on the UI say
"To start operation withyour Voice,say Playstation"
DeathOfTheFanBoy  +   295d ago
After seeing the XB1 dash demo this looks so old fashioned and slow...
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   294d ago
The Xbox One UI is better than the PS4's.
LOGICWINS  +   295d ago
The more I see of Playroom the more unappealing it looks to me. What made Sony think that the core gamer audience that they are so eager to please would be interested in something like that. Good thing they decided against bundling that camera with every PS4. Most people will bypass the camera at launch..and Sony knew that.
JoGam  +   295d ago
Playroom is actually a instructional demostration of what the PS4 does when the camera is hooked up. Almost like the app on the Vita. Forgot the name of it. Its just a fun way to learn the possibilities with some added trophies.

@Logicwins. I'm getting it for the social aspects of it. Will be doing Video chat, etc. But that's why they made it optional. Some people will buy it early qhile some will wait for more reasons to buy.
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LOGICWINS  +   295d ago
Thats just it. Does Sony expect people to be interested in paying $60 on a camera to play tech demos? I KNOW the camera will become a big deal in the long term as Sony will find creative ways to use it with their exclusives, but theres little to sink into for Day 1 PS Eye buyers.

Sony executed very direct attacks towards MS at E3 in terms of DRM and used games, and now that MS has demoed an unbelievable UI, Sony isn't even going to TRY to 1up them in the UI department as well?

They've done a fantastic job selling the PS4 to consumers, but they've done a horrid job of selling the new PS Eye.
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Xsilver  +   295d ago
People will buy the eye if they wanna do video chat or stream that's why Im buying mine and im fine with that its only 60 dollars ill live.
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Utalkin2me  +   295d ago
@LOGICWINS

Sony made a game console, with the camera coming in second. Dont want the camera don't buy it, simple as that.
Ju  +   295d ago
I guess logic does not always win...???
Death  +   295d ago
Why would you buy the camera? Accessories do not get support. There is no way the PSEye will be relevant without being included with every system. What motivation does a dev have to support a device that may or may not be used? This hurts Microsoft too since third parties will have little incentive to add features that can't be used on the PS4 with multiplatform games.
PositiveEmotions  +   295d ago
I bought a PS Camera and I dont regret it cause if in the future which i know it will happen theres gonna be a cool game that uses the ps camera and i'll be ready when that day comes :).

Its all about being ready bro :)
LOGICWINS  +   295d ago
LOL, I never understood that concept. Why not wait to buy a PS Eye alongside that cool game you want? For all you know you can get it at a better price down the line.

Whats the purpose of having a device that collects dust for 4-6 months? Is there a coupon your trying to use before it expires?
JoGam  +   295d ago
@Logic,

To be fair the camera is used for more things other than games. Just because there may not be a killer game that uses the camaera now doesn't mean you can't enjoy it day one. There's a lot you can do with it now.
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LOGICWINS  +   295d ago
PositiveEmotions said he wanted the camera SPECIFICALLY for a "cool game"...that doesn't exist yet.

I understand that it can be used for other things, but since PS4 is for "core gamers", I had assumed that Sony would have games at launch that would show me how the camera could IMPROVE my core gamer experience.
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ALARM-clock  +   295d ago
It's worth buying the PS Camera for video chat and PiP video streaming alone, if you're interested in that kind of thing. The novelty of using it for gameplay doesn't really appeal to me as much as it's everyday practical application does, but I suppose it might be a cool bonus in the future.
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Utalkin2me  +   295d ago
Wow, Logic is full troll mode. Obviously something hit a nerve.
solidjun5  +   294d ago
^Ultalk2me
He's always on full troll mode. It just that he's either stealth troll mode or overt troll mode.
rainslacker  +   294d ago
Why do you care what he spends his money on? He has a valid reason. In fact, we could say this about console launches as well. We buy them on the promise that they will provide years of game playing experiences.

Maybe he's just excited and had $60 to burn and didn't want to be caught without $60 down the line when that cool game finally comes out.

Better price? How often do accessories such as this go down in price?

If more people buy the device, the chance that that cool game actually comes out is increased because more people will have it. In the meantime, he can use whatever functionality it does provide for games, even if limited.
PositiveEmotions  +   295d ago
Cause bro you'll be saving money if you spend $60 on the camera but a game with a camera it will be more expensive bro so best thing to do is save money :).
LOGICWINS  +   295d ago
What???

Its the opposite. Ever heard of getting a discount for buying things in a bundle? The Move Starter Pack for example netted gamers a discount for buying items together that would have costed them more if bought individually. This also held true for the GOW: Origins DS3 bundle (saved $10 if you buy the game and controller together).
Utalkin2me  +   295d ago
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LOGICWINS

"Ever heard of getting a discount for buying things in a bundle"

Exactly, if Sony did a bundle you would probably get the camera and system for 449.99, plus you would get a game to play with your camera.
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AgitatedOcelot  +   295d ago
I think camera gaming is going nowhere. And I'm glad Sony made the camera an option. Because it's a waste of money. Kinect is going to be as useless as it was last generation as well. Just a stupid stupid novelty.

Now, if they would do something useful like player headtracking, like trackIR with it, I would be definitely interested in that. I have a trackIR and I love it.
Ashby_JC  +   294d ago
battlefield 4 is confirmed to have head tracking..for leaning and in vehicles. not sure about while on foot..crosses fingers lol.

but any who...the Kinect and ps eye will have head tracking fir battlefield 4!!!!
isa_scout  +   294d ago
I actually bought the camera because it is marketed more at the hardcore gamer. Casuals wont live stream their gameplay to Twitch and UStream and that is were I find the most value in the camera. Being able to control my PS4 with facial and voice recognition will be a cool if brief distraction, but livestreaming is it's biggest selling points to me.
Thats something the casuals wont even care about but us core gamers will have a blast doing.
scott182  +   294d ago
Playroom seriously looks like a fun, free, casual gaming addition that I will be playing with my family. Looks better to me the more I check it out on videos.
iiorestesii  +   294d ago
Playroom is more innovative than anything kinect has offered to date. Sony is very pleased with it and mentioned three expansions for it. Its definitely not a sale point. Its purpose is to fart on xbox total lack of kinect support and encourage user and developer support. Case and point: Kinect is capable of playroom but is content with cartoon exoskeletons fit to your general profile.
Pinkdolphinyfg  +   295d ago
Its crap compared to the xbox one's which can do so much more.

EDIT: Notice how they barely showed any ui footage, because there is nothing to see its plain and required no effort to make. They had nothing meaningful to show. Lmao all that horsepower but cant snap apps? FAIL!
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Minato-Namikaze  +   295d ago
Wait sony used all that horsepower on games? Why would they wanna do that with a video games system? What type of company focuses on videogames?
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Yessirr  +   295d ago
A company which doesn't realize that video games systems are evolving into multimedia machines.
Pinkdolphinyfg  +   295d ago
A shit UI leads to a shit overall experience the ps3 may have been more powerful yet its UI was terrible compared to the 360's which is why most of the online multiplayer community resides with xbox. I feel like i have an actual identity on xbox and was way easier to be social wheras its a hassle on the ps3 just to send an invite. Its called the one for a reason, everything is seamless. Mark my words ps4 online community will feel like a ghost town.

Edit: Yessirr

EXACTLY! Finally someone who gets it. That mentality is extremely stupid to complain about adding features. Which is said because they know the ps4 is not as capable as the one so they set low standards for themselves so it can look like sony delivered on them.
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dragon82  +   295d ago
@Pinkdolphinyfg

The XMb and the 360 dashboard that came right before the current version were exactly the same just flipped. XMB went left to right for the main categories and up and down for the sub-categories. 360 went up and down for the main categories and left to right for the sub-categories. The only difference is the 360 had god awful ads every other spot in each category.
macethedon  +   295d ago
At the very least the PS4 gets the MAIN thing done right, which is providing NEXT-GEN games, unlike the XBOX 720P, LOL!!
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Metfanant  +   295d ago | Well said
id prefer my gaming console to use its power for...oh, idk...GAMES

1080p>720p
timotim  +   294d ago
So "gaming" for Sony fanboys is all about the resolution now? Forget about the actual features and gameplay...if it aint 1080p its garbage...am i right? I believe next gen should be about a next gen EXPERIENCES! Yes, the games (Forza 5, Ryse, NBA2K14, Quantum Break, Project Spark etc.), but also the way in which you interact with the platform, and how that platform interacts with the world around you and ties it all together. Next gen is next generation...not seeing much next gen in this experience.
Metfanant  +   294d ago
nope not all about resolution but when a game is available on both platforms...i want the one that looks and performs better...so in that case ill take the PS4 version...

i dont care if a game is 1080p...but if its 1080p on one console and 720p on the other, that tells me a lot about the hardware in the console itself...
JustPlay4  +   295d ago
Who cares about the UI if it works it works
X1 UI is Windows 8 let's not act like something new, will x1 UI be better then ps4
It might be but Microsoft are running 3 OS and taking most of x1 ram to do it,so I say good for you
sAVAge_bEaST  +   295d ago
We spend 99% of our time using the user interface, and 1% of our time gaming or utilizing other aps.. amirite?
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SharnOfTheDEAD  +   295d ago
If you spend 90% of your time staring at the UI you're doing it wrong
Death  +   295d ago
If both UI's work it is irrelevant which is prettier. My question for the PS4 UI is can you invite friends that are in an app such as Netflix to a game? Ease of access has always been my gripe on the PS3. I don't have time to plan ahead or call all my friends to set up a time to play. Having the ability to contact them within the UI regardless of what they are doing is important. The PS3's ram limitation prevented these types of things. Does anyone know if Sony addressed this on the PS4?
rainslacker  +   294d ago
@Death

Yes you can do that. It was showcased during the E3 features trailer I believe. You can even invite someone that is using Netflix, while you are playing the game itself. I'm assuming there are functions to disable requests while using certain applications. Hopefully it isn't system wide like on PS3, and can be used for only certain instances.
moparful99  +   295d ago
@Pink Have you used the PS4's UI to even begin making these absurd statements? Because I'm pretty confident you haven't.

You have every right to prefer one over the other but to sit here and blast the PS4's UI when you haven't even used the damn thing is downright ignorant. But I can tell you that from every video I've seen and every report of people using it not only does it work great but its easy to use, simple to navigate, and fast.

Thats all anyone really needs out of a UI.. I don't need frivolous UI functionality to justify my purchase. Sony has always adhered to the simple yet functional model and in terms of the XMB on the PS3 it function fantastic only hindered by the lack of ram.

Why don't you just stick with your X1 and refrain from downplaying the PS4 since you obviously have no intention of owning one..
isa_scout  +   294d ago
I love how below you wrote a bad UI leads to a bad overall experience...I'll have to remember that the next time I'm playing a Naughty Dog,Sony Santa Monica,Guerilla,or Media Molecule game.
Then again, I guess the UI is more important to Xbox players than Playstation gamers as you people never have any reason to leave the UI. What was the last blockbuster game that released on the 360??? Go ahead, take your time.
Ashby_JC  +   294d ago
@Dragon 82

there is one advert per blade or screen whatever it's called. and it's on the bottom right. I barely even pay attention to it.

based on your description your making as if half the screen is filled with ads. there are no more then one ad on screen at any one time. that is a fact!!
rainslacker  +   294d ago
Hmmm...shouldn't a UI be minimal though in order to favor the content? A UI is after all simply a means to access content. You may say no, however MS has taken a pretty minimalist approach with the Metro UI, which is what the X1 uses.

I'm personally not making a judgement call on the UI for the time being. It seems to be a refined, yet extended XMB, which I'm ok with, because the XMB served it's purpose well well enough. It got cluttered as time went on, but seems the extended version will alleviate that.

I dunno, maybe I'm the only person on here that doesn't spend hours on end flipping through a console's UI.
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AutoCad  +   295d ago
looks plain...oh well.back to walking dead.
kewlkat007  +   295d ago
A week before release..

Where is a Sony sit-down/rundown of what to expect from the UI?

Come on meng!!
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HappyWithOneBubble  +   295d ago
Looks good. No ads all up in my face and that's how I like it.
Phantom_Puss  +   295d ago
Lol at the music in the background

"Sony is all ready to sell some,
We all are up to get some,
Sony knows we are going to have fun,
Everyone who doesn't have one considers us lucky,

At 6:00 am I know I'll get lucky!
At 6:00 am I know I'll get lucky!
At 6:00 am I know I'll get lucky!
At 6:00 am I know I'll get lucky!"
Mr2Good3  +   295d ago
Man i cant fucking wait, I got my basement all cleaned up and my controller charged with the energizer charger, and I go my camera in place on my tv. Took Friday and Saturday off. Im ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yea I got a 1.5 tb hdd ready to go in my ps4 also.
WhyHate  +   295d ago
Wow,the whole Playstation 4 UI in action is like Xbox 360 2.0!

I thought next generation systems was supposed to offer next generation experiences?

XBOX WON!
moparful99  +   295d ago
Ohh you mean like 1080p @60fps? Good call bro, good call. SMH
hhg305rome  +   295d ago
ohh you mean like forza.
WhyHate  +   295d ago
You're right.

Thanks for mentioning that I forgot to post that Forza 5 runs at 1080p @ 60fps...
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moparful99  +   295d ago
@hhg305rome Ohh you mean that game that only has 200 cars, 14 tracks, no day/night cycles, no weather? The very same game that is being put to shame by a PS3 game(GT6) which by the way is 1080p @60fps 1200+ cars, 30+tracks, day/night cycles, weather, better physics engine etc..

But hey you have "driveatar" right? By the way driveatar is nothing more then a glorified version of gran turismo's B-spec mode which has been in existence since GT4 on the PS2..
Bundi  +   295d ago
1200 ps2 cars and damage at level 40 and cardboard trees. Ha no thanx, I'll take a racer that doesn't coast on brand but delivers critically acclaimed quality all generation long.
Death  +   294d ago
That's a great point moparful.

1080p vs. 1080p.

Both GT6 on the PS3 and Forza for the Xbox One are in 1080p. The pre-rendered segments of GT6 are gorgeous, but the couple quick seconds of gameplay footage looks very last gen. So how is it 1080p on one console looks better than the other? It really looks like simply going by the numbers, 1080p doesn't mean that much. It is the amount of quality detailed pixels on the screen vs. the sheer number of pixels. If this wasn't the case, 1080p games on the PS3 would look just as good as the PS4.

Looking at the videos of GT6 online, the game looks better than Drive Club. I'm betting like all GT's the actual gameplay won't look as good as the pre-rendered vids that are advertised.
moparful99  +   294d ago
@Death You just proved my point.. A game on the PS3 has better features than that of an X1 game that supposedly is delivering "Next gen experiences" X1 and PS4 games are expected to deliver 1080p @60fps and so far the only game on the X1 rendering that natively is Forza and its severely lacking features to do it...
Deadpoolio  +   295d ago
I know right Micro$haft build a whole console that runs 720p games but has a 1080p menu....Sony should have known it's not about 1080p games it's about a 1080p menu....Amazing you morons talk about next generation while the One80 has 1 game running at 1080p..

Do we even need to get into the fact that the 720p machine can't even run COD a game with an 11 year old engine better than the 1080p PS4 version
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WhyHate  +   295d ago
Looking to find out what would send delusional fans over the edge.

Man that was fast!

Test completed.

lulz
KNWS  +   294d ago
Mate, only delusional people think the Sony UI is impressive, its boring and dull.

Software is more important then hardware. Microsoft, will lead Sony by Christmas.
G_Hartley_  +   295d ago
dong ding dong, ding ding PS4, Dig dig dong Sony.. hahah i love the english words popping through the japanese.
PirateKing  +   295d ago
How many times have people shown this. This is the demo build, not the final one they will include with the system.
Ashby_JC  +   294d ago
we will know in a few days..but something tells me that this is what we will get for the ui.

I just dint see Sony having journalist snapping pictures, confetti flying all over on stage to show off there system if this is not what we are getting when the system releases.

so...what more do you think we will see in the final build that wasn't in this video?
PirateKing  +   294d ago
If you noticed this was a ps4 reveal for China who haven't seen the system in action yet. They just certified gaming systems to be sold in the country.
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hhg305rome  +   295d ago
Looks nice, seems fast. Still far away from the xbox one UI. Do you still need to sync trophies? really.
NewShadow101  +   295d ago
looks good, i enjoyed the camera demonstration it was creative. sorry they didnt show the UI flipping back and forth from tv to game to internet for an hour... they showed that it works, you can go to other apps and jump back into the game with ease. straight to the point. its like the difference between men and women when they shop. men know what they want before they go in the store,in and out. women browse and look. thats how they get you to buy shit. which in turn hurts my wallet, not theirs...
Talamak  +   295d ago
Cute chick in the cheetah print....
Auron  +   295d ago
nice clean and simple I like it.
tarbis  +   295d ago
Straws straws. Straws for sale here. Buy your pink straws here.
JRH7783  +   295d ago
Things loaded a bit slowly. I need my PS4 to be able to play games while background music is playing, but also allow me to pause, pull up my browser and stream a video such as the one we are watching now without any issues.

So the blu-ray drive would be working with music playing and a video loading. If it can't do this then I will be highly disappointed. I already have to wait on the patch to play my music. I'm definitely not using Sony's music app.
Conzul  +   295d ago
Sheesh guys this is launch UI. Nothing changes or upgrades faster than launch UI
Strikepackage Bravo  +   295d ago
What are you talking about, PS3 STILL has its launch UI. Let me guess your one of those poor Xbox fans that jumped ship, and you think you will still get all the luxuries you had on Xbox?
gamingisnotacrime  +   295d ago
The ps3 ui is okish, x360 is more fluid

Xbox one ui looks like windows 8, ps4 ui seems okish

Like always, is a gaming console for bigtime games thati want, ui and apps are awelcome second place
dragon82  +   295d ago
Windows 8 UI sucks though. It was clearly designed for tablets.
BobBelcher  +   295d ago
The game library is great on the PS4.
The UI is horrid.
Deltaguy  +   295d ago
lol xmb 2.0....so uninspired ....the xbox ones interface is so much more appealing...especially since you can pin your favorite apps and use skype...
kingPoS  +   295d ago
Four minutes into it, for some reason I became immensely cross at the guy shooting video vertically on his ipad. Why does no one ever demonstrate the browsers capabilities? I want to see it action.

Gateway MT6706 2008
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ELCUCO  +   295d ago
What MS Xbox fans down know understand is the Japanese consumer is not easily impressed. Thats why Sony shows a quite thorough use of the UI, including some of the new PSN app. It looked pretty good. I'm usually a skeptic but that demo made me a believer.
miacosa  +   295d ago
Seems promising compared to the ugly xbox tiles.
Cuders  +   295d ago
IM BUYING A PS4 NOTE THAT but the UI is so basic. and to be honest it looks like the nintendo DS tile layout if you have once turn it on real quick and look. i would buy the PS4 over the X1 and im loving the PS4 but the UI is basic. kinda reminds me what windows tried to do with vista. but i like it none the less cant wait to pick mine up midnight nov 15th
YodaCracker  +   295d ago
Really disappointing. The Xbox 360's UI is one of the main reasons I chose to buy all multiplatform titles on that console. It looks like Xbox is once again going to have the faster, simpler, and more user friendly experience all around. I wish Sony would step up their game when it comes to the interface I'm going to see every time I turn on the console, and going to have to navigate through for all my gaming and entertainment needs. What a shame.
razrye  +   294d ago
How can a ui that is full of ads and useless crap be more simpler and user friendly?
Ashby_JC  +   294d ago
I wish people would stop with the bs about the 360 ui being full of ads.

one advert on the bottom left of each page...one advert the more often then not has a game tied into it...somehow means full of ads???

the reason this bothers me is that when people read it...who have never gamed on the 360 take it as a fact. then others just use this false info as ammo.

the 360 ui is not full of ads!!!
razrye  +   294d ago
Actually I've had a few 360's but the pos keeps on getting the red ring . One ad on the 360 is still more than the ps3.
Strikepackage Bravo  +   295d ago
LOL the Playstation had to ask who was holding the controller! The poor thing is blind.
LANCERBOIGTI  +   295d ago
they were speaking to fast for me, i didnt understand...lol joke
dboyman  +   295d ago
Does look sort of basic, but who is to say Sony wont in the future change it to be more sleek and modern later on? Look how they changed the psn store, but with PS4 it would be implemented better.
KNWS  +   294d ago
Boring UI. Microsoft XB1 is truly a next gen console,if you care so much about pixels buy a PC.
razrye  +   294d ago
And if you care about games buy a pc and playstation 4. X720p is running games at current gen level lol.
HardcoreDaBoss  +   294d ago
why buy a PC and a PS4? when you can have a PC+wii u or a PS4+wii u

edit:
or better yet have a PS4, xbox one and a wii u along with a PC
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