The Verge: Sony PlayStation 4 review

The next generation of console is here, and it’s here to stay. But while Microsoft decided to use its next console generation to lay siege to your living room, Sony’s simply taken its formula to the next level — it’s attempted to build the game console of our dreams.

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Chuk51374d ago

Just wrapping up setting up my ps4. I can't believe I'm looking at it, I felt like the day would never come. Sure I can't play it for a while after I set it up but I can't wait.

3-4-51374d ago

Hardware & software should be two separate reviews.

Is it the DS's fault for having 2 Hannah Montana games?

You can't hold the games against Sony as they aren't the makers of a lot of them, just like the XB1 needs to be reviewed apart from it's games as well.

Critics will like the functions of XB1 better vat first, but within 1-2 years, PS4 will have more games and eventually more rpg's and possibly superior exclusives.

Too soon to tell but I would assume both consoles themselves are pretty awesome....It's the software that is lacking

Army_of_Darkness1374d ago (Edited 1374d ago )

After watching his video, it seems to me that this guy is basing his rating on the software rather than the actual hardware because I didn't really hear much negative comments towards the hardware itself??
The ps4 hardware should be a solid 9/10 at least and the software currently, I can agree with a 7.7/10

XB1_PS41374d ago

It's a Playstation 4 review, and not just hardware.

Bigpappy1374d ago

I don't think you can rate the PS4 just on spec's. PS4 is Hardware and Software. The Games them selves can be reviewed separately, but if the games are also not performing to the user's expectations, that user is going to transfer some of that negative first impression to the PS4.

Once they get a game that knocks there socks off, then may be that impression would change. At the end of the day it is the experiences that dictate how you feel about the console.

Kevin ButIer1373d ago

Give me a break… Why is Verge rating a console as it was a cellphone or a laptop? They even gave it a score for god sake… They can share their opinion regarding the system but rate it? Pointless.

sinjonezp1373d ago

"Its the software that is lacking." I hear this all over the net and it bothers me what gamers have become. The real statement should be "its the first party software that is lacking." Sony released two true first party, official, game titles knack and killzone. I can see that as being an issue but guys, let's be serious, the content on this system is not lacking. The third party support is very strong and the titles are looking very good. This is coming from a pc gamer and I think the ps4 performs very well. Not only do you have all the third party releases, you have a strong title like resogun that is ridiculously fun. Additionally the free to play titles like the next gen DC universe, warframe, and others. Their is plenty to enjoy but I do see where people can complain that sony did not step to the plate with any first party offerings that were significantly compelling. As for the hardware. I am a bit disappointed as of now. The heavy reliance on the internet makes the system rum slow and getting to fresh pages or tabs for content can become a chore. The system itself is speedy and the twitch and streaming services work as advertise. The camera functions IMO rival that of kinect. Its very intuitive and possess great depth and feature sets. Ps plus is also amother valuable source that offer free games every month and will pay for itself relatively quickly. Overall I would give the system an 8/10 the only negatives is the lag and stuttering in menues. Other than that, the ps4 is a great system. Now, we just need more first party support.

The Killer1373d ago

Is it true that ps4 requires its users to pay for online gaming?

i read all ps4 users have to pay for PS+ in order to play online.

slimeybrainboy1373d ago

Since when is:

BF4 multiplayer finally being the full 64 player large maps on console

NBA 2K14 taking people by storm, getting the interest of even nonsports fans because it looks that good

Resogun universally praised by the media

3 of the leading f2p titles running looking great

FIFA 14 improved for next gen, presentation looks incredible

AC4 the return of innovation to the franchise

Sound Shapes and Flower two of the biggest PSN hits, (Bear in mind many people are switching from the 360 and never had the chance to play these games, so it's new to them.

How is that a bad launch lineup 8-10 great games that not including whether you like knak or KZ you can add them in, also COD, NFS,

RedSky1373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

So much fanboyism.

The games aren't there yet and the price is higher than it will be 1-2 years later to catch early adopters and die hard fans.

The UI looks like it could be better and some features like home media haven't yet arrived.

If 64 players on BF4 is a must-have for you, why are you reading a review? You already know you want it.

For the average consumer, rating it AS IS, 7.7/10 is more than fair.

Autodidactdystopia1373d ago

0:47 seconds there is literally a curled up hair stuck in between the bezels of the ps4s front side just underneath where it reads PS4.


clean it guy!

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Lykon1374d ago

Another troll review . who is it this time . The verge? never heard of that blog before. what is it a word press blog or something? The verge of my anus

FunkMacNasty1374d ago

Lykon, too bad you didn't read the article. Nothing about this is a 'troll' review.

Also, to remind you 7.7 is a pretty good score.

Docknoss1374d ago

Troll review huh, why bc it didn't go the way you wanted? Grow up twink, if you can't take the truth don't read the reviews.

UnHoly_One1374d ago

How have you never heard of the Verge?

evilunklebud1373d ago

Never heard of the verge? It is a really good site, better than most linked from n4g....... imo.

Lykon1373d ago

really? oh sorry . don't hate me . I've been a mess since i stopped smoking 6 weeks ago..

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Mosiac771373d ago

My own review is a 10 out 10. Haven't had a problem yet. COD looks and plays great. I don't like the UI but I'm sure over time sony will make changes. Happy new gen everybody! Can wait to get my XB1 next week also.

Hufandpuf1373d ago

If you don't like the UI, then how is it a 10/10?

lawgone1373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

@Chuk5 Hope you enjoy it man. I didn't preorder one so not sure when I'll get it. I will whenever places get them in stock again though. Of course, that could be awhile. But.... XB1 is on it's way to my house next Friday :)

showtimefolks1373d ago

really nice and detailed review

2nd screen experience will get better, its just the launch give it some time

NFS having frame issues is more on EA than sony or ms

I can't wait to see more people sign up for PLus and really dig how great and under rated the service really is

other than that people over expected with launch titles and now are disappointed. Not many launch games will ever be 9.5 out of 10. wait till 2014 for some awesome games

ChrisW1373d ago


This is what gets me about Playstation users... They are online surfing game sites like N4G, instead of playing their consoles.

Eyeco1373d ago

Really? Im currently playing GTA 5 been at it for an hour yet it took me just 1 minute to browse and comment on this article.

What a mute argument.

Mosiac771373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

The reason for my 10 out of 10 is because the system power. The UI can be changed with an update just like Microsoft did with the 360. So I don't rate on something that might be temporary

Hicken1372d ago

I routinely play DC Universe- a game you can't pause- my Vita, and surf the web all at once. Here, facebook, texting, gaming. All at once.

What gets me is trolls/fanboys like yourself whose best arguments could be torn apart by my seven year-old nephew.

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DOOMZ1373d ago

Unfortunately, so far the PS4 is super underwhelming... Bad reviews, bad consoles & a line up of just BAD! I have one & all I have been playing is the free game Rezogun... On the bright side, XBOX ONE this Friday, CANT WAIT!!!

SpinalRemains1381373d ago


You don't have one though.

xavierbigdaddy19721373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

So what us your id name on the ps4. I doubt you have one. And resogun is spelled with an S not a Z. Calling you a liar is real fact right now

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JeffGUNZ1374d ago (Edited 1374d ago )

Straight from the article:

"For right now, though, there's little incentive to spend $399 on a PlayStation 4. Not only are there few games worth the price of admission, the vast library of PS3 games is more compelling than anything the PS4 currently offers. If you're desperate for a new console, rest assured that eventually the PS4 will be one; it has plenty of power, a great controller, and a lot of good ideas about how we can play games better and how we can play them together. But for right now, they’re mostly still just ideas."

I agree 100%. Everyone here says MS rushed its system out but I feel like the PS4 is rushed in the sense of software to back it up. The lack of games at launch really makes me scratch my head. Same goes for Xbox, I really am looking forward to DR3 and Ryse looks "good", but non of the games from either console really are driving me to dish out this type of money when games like TLOU and GTAV are out for the 360 and PS3. I am sure both consoles will have amazing games, but I still want to hold off until the libraries for either console offer me something more then an "ok" experience.

scott1821374d ago

Yeah, I'm with you. I'm a homer for Naughty Dog, so whenever they do something I will be all over it.

Septic1374d ago

If this is a console review, shouldn't it focus on the console itself? That's how I would review it. The launch library something separate in my opinion.

I wouldn't score the PS4 less because of it's launch line-up.