The seven big little details we love about the PlayStation 4

Having spent the last year using the PlayStation 4 at trade shows and press events, we've got a fairly good idea of how games look and play on the parallelogram-shaped game box. The questions that remain largely revolve around living with the device: can it quickly switch between apps and games? how stable is online play? is voice chat clear? That kinda thing.

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allformats1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

My personal favorite is DualShock 4's share button. Second personal favorite is being able to watch my friends play their games, and jump in on the action if they need help.

Sony overdid themselves this time around.


OlgerO1710d ago

I really like that you will be able to see what percentage of people actually got a trophy.

captain_slow821710d ago


this said it perfect on how i see it :D

Conzul1710d ago

When the SHARE button can save a copy locally or to a local network, **then** I'll agree that Sony outdid themselves this time :)

Lwhit61710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

My personal favorite is the DS4's touch pad. I don't care if some people think it's "gimmicky" I'm still very intrigued by it and cant wait to see it implemented into more games.

jeffgoldwin1708d ago

Touch pad will inevitably turn out to be a gimmick like all other touch/movement controls. However the larger ds4 controller a welcome change.

IcicleTrepan1710d ago

what, they renamed the select button and you got all worked up? :P

G20WLY1710d ago

Please don't belittle this excellent new feature. Innovation should be championed and enjoyed.

Also, Health Warning: Too much salt is bad for you, friend... ;P

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TheGreatAndPowerful1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

>Party Chat works across entire system and all apps, 8 people per lobby, but you can make MORE THAN ONE LOBBY!

They just took party chat to a whole other level. :O Wonder how many active lobbies you can have going on at the same time and can people chat with people in the different lobbies?

Kayant1710d ago

Man the amount of times I wished something like this was on my X360.... Great to see Sony has improved on that concept.

Sadist31710d ago

And Sony is still keeping quiet on their online stability. Talk to us about the stuff that matters, not trophies, not vita, what's up with the online infrastructure? In the end, that's the make or break point in determining which games I'll get for which system.

Battlefieldlover1710d ago

The battlefield multiplayer videos are on PSN. Looks pretty "stable" to me.

Kakashi Hatake1710d ago

Because current PS3 PSN is just so buggy for multiplayer, right?

TomahawkX1710d ago

If you watch the original PS4 reveal Dave Perry talked about building the fastest global network ever made. Right now they are focused on streaming games everywhere with Gaikai but who knows, that infrastructure might be used to improve online gaming as well. Just because they aren't talking about it 24/7 doesn't mean they aren't working on it.

Kayant1710d ago

Especially considering how they have talked about things like play as you download.

Their network simply can't be slow or inadequate or things like these won't work & there will be a big shitstorm.

iceman061710d ago

Stability, as you termed it, has really never been an issue for ME on PSN. The only real issue, IMO, is that it wasn't as integrated as the XBLN. Devs often "struggled" to get games running smoothly. But, that was because they actually had to program it all.
Of course, speed is relative to your connection (as I have friends that had variable speeds when we were waiting for patches). Other than that, it's been a nice ride. I definitely wouldn't mind them beefing up stuff. But, even as is, simply playing on the network is not a problem.

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BABY-JEDI1710d ago

I'm sort of disappointed that it isn't making my breakfast aswell.
: (
Though I must admit these features are pretty KOol

SpiralTear1710d ago

You can charge USB devices and controllers with the PS4 when it's not on.

That's such a small inclusion, but yes, it's really important. Thank you, Sony!

Lwhit61710d ago

USB 3.0 too! It'll charge my Note 3 blazing fast!

jeffgoldwin1708d ago

I wouldn't recommend doing that all the time from a console or pc. If you want a real fast charge, they sell faster chargers now. They have higher amps. Just bought one at the sprint store last month.

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