Submitted by stefhutch20 321d ago | opinion piece

PlayStation 4 two months on: the bad

PS4 Attitude: "Having just looked at everything we love about the PlayStation 4, it wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t also touch on the stuff that needs improvement. Of course, the PS4 will only get better with time (after all, the PS3 is a very different console today than it was seven years ago), but let’s take a quick look at what Sony should focus on in the short term." (PS4)

logan_izer10  +   321d ago | Well said
Things they should fix IMO

1. DLNA, mp3, photo, video file support
2. Notifications not going away
3. Option to inform when friends come online
4. Folders
5. More headset support!
6. Too many steps required to start a party
7. Fix sharing (doesn't always record right stuff)
8. Get rid of fluff from What's New section
9. Custom wallpapers and themes
10. Mute option for camera
combatcash  +   321d ago
Nice list I think you covered most of the issues.
Pixolator  +   321d ago
Great list, another addition, which I believe is easy to fix;

When I insert a new game, I have to go through my game-list section to start it, it would be great if that game reordered automatically to the beginning of the list, so I don't need scroll through the titles. On PS3 this was no issue, don't know why it's missing...
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dsswoosh  +   321d ago
Remove the stupid light from the controller.
Upgrade the controller battery to last more than a couple of hours.
DOMination-  +   321d ago
The main thing I want fixed is to mute audio through hdmi if you have an optical cable. Otherwise I'm very happy with ps4 right now
zeee  +   320d ago
Where is my wireless headset support? Jan is over and still no headset support :(
andrewsqual  +   321d ago
Add Download Queuing and pausing to that too :)
Eonjay  +   321d ago
Sounds about right.
WickedLester  +   321d ago
Agree with all of those! Also...

Fix current blu ray playback issues and add 3D Blu Ray support

PS Remote support

Add a 3rd line to the UI so we can separate games from apps.

Audio CD support

Expand voice command abilities like being able to power the system up from standy by mode, eject disks, etc.
nukeitall  +   321d ago
LOL, seriously?

Audio CD support?

"Expand voice command abilities like being able to power the system up from standy by mode, eject disks, etc."

Do you really want your PS4 to turn into an Xbox One?
truefan1   321d ago | Trolling | show
MetaReapre  +   321d ago
See, they have voice control on the ps4, so why not expand upon it to make more use of it. It's not that the fans are envious, it's just common sense as right now the voice commands are pretty basic and few.

I kinda agree with you, but at the same time i feel like there's more to improve on before those... My main thing is the bluetooth headset support...
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   321d ago
What is wrong with expanding on voice commands? If it's there they should improve on it and not leave it stagnate.

In regards to MS, I believe most people had a problem with MS's emphasis on it not the fact that they added the feature.

I can only see those that are insecure taking issue with Sony expanding upon voice commands. I guess that could be because it renders one of the most if not THE touted feature of the XB1 to be advantageous only in regards to devices that are used with the XB1 via hdmi-in, if Sony were to improve the voice commands feature.
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Eldyraen  +   321d ago
I'd add being able to turn off the controller and still watch videos in progress. I hate wasting battery life watching Netflix. The timer helps but it just isn't the same.

It is a rather minor complaint really but would be a welcome change for many.
PowerOfGreen  +   321d ago
That works with me, at least it does with LoveFilm.

Edit: Oh disagrees, I must be telling lies again. I don't know what I'm seeing then.
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Eldyraen  +   321d ago

If that's true maybe its just depends on the App. If so others need to get it worked out but Netflix is the one I use most and know it pauses which is a bit of a drag. I'd almost wish it was a PS4 issue as who knows when every App maker would fix the issue compared to a universal patch from Sony.
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MetaReapre  +   321d ago
There was a youtube video about doing this... I don't have the link to give you but it is possible in a certain way the guy did it. If i find the video I'll edit this post to add it.

Edit: Found it! was easier to find than i thought. lol
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mrmarx  +   321d ago
youtube app
sobekflakmonkey  +   321d ago
although I agree, it's not exactly needed, if you go to the web browser and type youtube.com/tv it's basically the app, looks the same and everything..and then just bookmark it, so every time you wanna go on youtube you just open the bookmark and there it is, you can sign in and everything.
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Megaton  +   321d ago
Really pathetic that the PS4 can't play music or video files. Seems like some BS from Sony's draconian music and movie departments.
joydestroy  +   321d ago
i'm still extremely surprised/shocked that there's no support for mp3/cds. like... what?!?!?! lol
captain_slow82  +   321d ago
all sounds about rite just one thing i would like to add better noise cancellation software for partys seems a touch to sensitive for my liking
ziggurcat  +   321d ago
i would add (and these are all really minor things):

- option to organize trophy list alphabetically and/or separately by system (PS3, Vita, PS4)
- you currently can not set your avatar to anything you've purchased on your PS3, so that needs to be fixed
- i've noticed that sometimes when you wake up the system from standby mode that you can't enter the store. you're met with a blank screen (or just the waves), and you have to press the PS button to return to the XMB (or whatever they're calling it). you are forced to reboot the system to access the store (in my experience).
DigitalRaptor  +   321d ago
Don't be expecting some of those things. Sony has little care for those kind of things that eat away at us.

To this day, you still cannot sort digital PS3 titles by A-Z. That has nagged at me all last generation.
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ziggurcat  +   321d ago
unless i am mistaken, you can sort your game titles alphabetically.

at least all of my games are sorted that way on my PS3.
NaAsAr  +   321d ago
i hope sony takes a look at that list. spot on man.
wsoutlaw87  +   321d ago
Thats a great list. What i really want is to be able to send the vidoes we share to friends on the ps4 or make it so they can watch whats in my share folder. I dont want to use facebook for videos. Everything on your list is spot on and needs to be done asap. My headset is getting dusty and i need that surround sound for theif.
brich233  +   321d ago
At least 8 of those are problems with the Xbox One.
BlackTar187  +   321d ago
1. 100% agree
2. i have had this happen and i agree
3. agree
4. Folders for? Games?
5. agree
6. Party is pretty easy and straight forward
7.haven't tried
8. agreed
9. sure yea why not
10. don't have one.

Good list and ill take everything you just said with the addition of appearing offline.
hduce  +   321d ago
You must be psychic or something. You read my mind. All the issues that you have listed are the same issues I have as well. Hopefully they will fix everything you listed.
XtraTrstrL  +   321d ago
Yup, great list. I still feel the mp3 support and media server are missing on purpose to promote Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited. The OS definitely needs a patch for the sharing catching wrong video or none at all though. Every time I've used it in COD, it's messed up. So, I'm reluctant to even hit the button for now. The UI is also not as smooth as it could be when you are in a game and go out to the dashboard. It would also be nice to be able to completely remove items from Library that you don't want in there anymore. Also to be able to delete all those Apps links to download in the apps section. I don't want that folder filled up with icons of apps I don't have, I know where to find the apps Sony, you don't need to put an icon with a download button of each on in my apps folder, cluttering it up.
iR_phantasm  +   320d ago
Spot on.
PassiveAttack  +   321d ago
Totally agree with this article. Love my PS4 but it is lacking a lot of features I really want.
iiorestesii  +   321d ago
Maaaybe interface touchpad support? And I believe they really need to find a faster way to allow you to access your friends and music. And interface touchpad support includes the browser Sony.
avangerironman  +   321d ago
PS4 Trophy Sync error NP-32157-8 :(
Play2Win  +   321d ago
For me as a Pc Gamer I really like how the PS4 is doing. This console is a step in the direction of PC. If I hadn't so much problems with gamepad (mostly shooters) I would buy one this year for God of War or Uncharted
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JohnnyTower  +   321d ago
Pc is also getting more console-ish as well. The Big Picture from Steam is the biggest reason I jumped in. I love pushing the Xbox button and have my pc turn into a console.
1nsomniac  +   321d ago
Despite all the stupid fanboyism that goes on. I think both categories are funnily enough improving each other faster or even at all more than they would without each other.
GameScrub  +   321d ago
Ability to remove redbox and hulu plus apps from the homepage.

Oh and better game organization other than all on one bar.
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roland82  +   321d ago
I really want the option to change my name at least once.
SonyStyled  +   321d ago
the problem with psn id change is the trophies wont transfer over to your new id. i had mine changed when i was banned. it was physically changed, as all my downloadables and currency in my wallet remained and remained mine. the account stayed, but the name on the account was changed. unfortunitly the trophies will not re-sync to the new id as there linked to the old id. something i think sony should address and should have addressed long ago. i wouldnt have minded paying a fee to change it and have all my trophy progress transfer
HarryB  +   321d ago
I just changed my mind about getting the ps4. Im just going to wait until november.
ThatEnglishDude  +   321d ago
A native YouTube app and the ability to browse an external storage device for video/music/pictures within the PS4 UI would be my biggest wishes.
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BlackTar187  +   321d ago
or how about support more porn site video players :)

Maybe they have dunno after the first time i was sad and let down.

Need that PORN on 55"
pandaboy  +   321d ago
make it RTC adapter compatible please sony.
Mikelarry  +   321d ago
Completely agree with this article and logan_izer 10 comment
il-JumperMT  +   321d ago
When will my Pulse Headset work (With dongle, I know I can use the cable and plug it in controler)
Bennibop  +   321d ago
Blu ray cover pic instead of the disc icon, ps3 could do it so can't see it being that hard. 3d blu ray support and voice control across the top XMb to quick view friends and trophies etc
RosweeSon  +   321d ago
Cos that's why we all bought the ps4 Games console to listen to cd's great if added but if not never mind thats why I have an iphone, some people just find any old excuse to have a knock, there's no 3d Blu ray either no one wanna have a dig? It'll get added at some point but at least the games are coming. Sony being Draconian, more like Xbox wow they have a CD player in the console shame all the games are lame and remakes all on the horizon £40 for a years worth of gold which gets you... Not a lot, how about some free games, oh gears of war one and crackdown 1, amazingly generous. Sony have had Cd support since the ps1 days im sure it'll get added hit they obviously had bigger fish to Fry, it's called prioritising, now if Xbox can pull their finger out and make some decent games and not worry about services that should get added a year or 2 down the line, start with the basics.

What's really pathetic is Xbox trying to buy old ps3s to trade in towards a new xbox one now that's Pathetic and probably still not likely to make a difference what with sony giving 2-3 tops games a month, why would people sell their ps3 in its prime to early adopt a more expensive and technically inferior console, sure might have some better features but we all know what console is gonna be chugging along in 2/3 literally chugging, good luck with the Xbox one.
NaAsAr  +   321d ago
i hope the fix the the HUGE time it takes for the music unlimited app to open along side being able to play your own media files(mp3, mp4, avi, etc). its painstaking to say the least. :(
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respekanize91  +   321d ago
Music unlimited works way better on ps3..i barely use it on ps4
betrayed gamer  +   321d ago
i want the error code CE-34878-0 to disappear it scared the heck out of me cause i just set up the ps4 downloaded "dont starve" and it kept popping up. found out how to fix it, and now it works, but thats not a good thing to see 45 minutes after hooking up a brand new system
Codey47  +   321d ago
Sony are going to be pushing downloadable DSD (.dff and.dsf) with their 2014 audio range.


Why stop at MP3.
Flac support (up to 24bit 192khz)
.dff and .dsf (2.8Mhz and 5.6Mhz)
jacksjus  +   321d ago
1. No one bought the system to play cd's or mp3's but I do understand the complaint.
2. You can always use the "Camera" with voice control to locate your app.
3. Sony never forced the camera as a purchase item for one and secondly Live on PS is the best unadvertised feature. I spend more time watching cast than playing a game.
4. The Share button is hardly used by myself so I have no comment.

That is all. Lol!
jacksjus  +   321d ago
The voice commands overall on both systems is a joke compared to Siri or S-Voice. It would be nice if the console voice commands weren't so scripted. At least on the PS4 you can partially name something and it comes up. For example just say open "Duty" or "Ghost" and it knows what game you're talking about. However, it does not recognize the pre-installed apps like Netflix which is bone headed.
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Funky Town_TX  +   321d ago
More reason to wait.
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Bearsfanfourlife  +   321d ago
Same features as ps3 would be nice step up in graphics step back in most everything else :(
Chrisgamerguy  +   321d ago
No exclusives worth buying
Masterh0ppa  +   321d ago
Got the ps 4 on launch day and played it for a while but got bored with it pretty fast. I don't know what it is, I just don't like the controller that much, its better then the ps 3 controller but still not even close to the xbox controllers. I'm just gonna play the exclusive games on ps4,multiplats gonna be on pc and xbox one.
WickedLester  +   319d ago
Well then have fun with your 30fps Tomb Raider. You do realize that PS4 is outperforming Xbox One on multiplats right?

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