My PS4 Has Been Nothing But a Big Paperweight Since I Bought It

The author is frustrated with another day-one new console purchase, and regrets not waiting for at least a year.

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TheSuperior 1473d ago

Unfortunately so wish there was something to play...

CARROT1809941473d ago

There is loads of things to play, I have over 30 games.l

xer01473d ago (Edited 1473d ago )

Agreed - I have tonnes to get through myself.

I'm buying 2-3 games a month, and there's a lot I haven't begun to play.

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Enemy1473d ago

Same, and I don't even have time to play everything I've already bought on PS4. Come fall, I'll have a massive backlog seeing the flood of new games in the next couple months.

I'm more curious by what it is he's playing on other platforms.

TitanFall, which apparently no one plays anymore?
Forza 5, which is already old?
Dead Rising 3, which is already old and disappointing as well?

What is he playing? What's left besides multiplatform games that run better on PS4?

Baka-akaB1473d ago (Edited 1473d ago )

Indeed , I can sympathise with someone that you bought the console without anything to play in mind .

If you are into Fifa , madden , NBA 2k , battlefield , FF14 , cod , killzone , titan Fall etc etc .... you were supposed to play it for months , not throw away games and purchase new ones every month .

And even with such a ludicrous outlook there was stuff to play

SoapShoes1473d ago

If you find the PS4 to be a paperweight, what do you play on other systems? X1 and 360 haven't had any exclusives since TitanFall. They still have the multiplatform games but that obviously isn't enough for the PS4 so it's not for those systems. PS3? It's had a few but not a significant many more than PS4. There's Drakengard 3 and Tales of Xillia 2 coming up soon. But again, if the PS4 isn't enough those two games wouldn't make it more than a paperweight. You have Nintendo which is finally getting great games but one game(Mario Kart 8) isn't enough for this person, he needs more! So gaming in general must be pretty sad for him lately.

imt5581473d ago

I played over 30 games since launch. And that's not all games since launch.


AngelicIceDiamond1473d ago (Edited 1473d ago )

Interesting the first thing people do is using X1 as a go to comparison I thought the PS4 was in a league of its own and has no comp?

There is absolutely no need to mention X1 especially considering he didn't even mention the X1 in the article.

All the PS4 games will get released this fall LBP, and DC (yes even the multiplats) the game season hasn't even started yet.

early next year looks fantastic as well. Bloodborne, The Order and hopefully No Man's Sky.

Patience is what people need to practice.

Specter2291473d ago

If your counting indie games, than yeah tons to play. I'm not a huge fan of indie titles so for me there's not much to play on either of my consoles.

DeadlyOreo1473d ago

You know what's crazy? How fast the PS4 is selling considering it's just and "expensive paperweight" to some of these people. Anyway, been loving my paperweight since launch.

Outside_ofthe_Box1473d ago

This "article" is just one person's opinion. The PS4 has been a "paperweight" to a few and a gaming machine to many others. Nothing to get worked up about.

Palitera1473d ago

Only a few of the great games I've played:
Don't Starve
Tomb Raider
Watch Dogs (kind of...)
Trine 2

I know they can be played on another platform as well, but this is not the point here. The point is what CAN be played on PS4.

2014 sucks? Yes, deeply. The year of the remake and the delay, but that doesn't mean nothing good to play.

XBLSkull1473d ago

Didn't read the article but I've found this to be accurate. Hadn't turned my PS4 on since February until last week when Last of Us Remastered came out. PS4 really needs its PS3 media functionality to return.

ABizzel11473d ago

Long story short, this is why most knowledgeable gamers (like myself) tell you guys to wait at least 1 full year before buying your console.

There are games to play on the PS4, however, there is a lack of variety in big buget AAA games for multiple genres when means for many traditional PS gamers who enjoy variety, it's simply not there yet.

This is always how it is at the beginning of every console generation. Launch is solid, then it's 2 - 3 different games per month, with hopefully 1 being worthwhile. Stop rushing out to buy consoles Day 1, if you can't deal with it, wait until the following year and get a deal on a console bundle (a free game, a free controller, free subscription, or possibly a price cut).

August has some good games coming.
September has some good games coming.
And from October until the end of the year there's a wave of games coming.

Tough it up, and wait, and next generation don't buy a new console until a year later, so you can enjoy a slight back catalog (plus those games should be cheaper), and always have something to play.

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NukaCola1473d ago

I'm playing Oddworld currently. It's incredible and brings me back to my childhood.

Drithe1473d ago

Out of those 30 games, not ONE is a must play. See the Wii U for great exclusive games.

guitarded771473d ago

Personally I love my PS4, but my PS3 is still head of the roost over all my other platforms. The PS4 will overtake it once some more games like Planetside2, Destiny, Uncharted, Bloodborne, LBP3, Gran Turismo, etc start coming out, but right now I mainly use it for Final Fantasy XIV.

But yeah... until then it's playing second, even third fiddle. Just need more games for me. I'm not the biggest FPS fan. I need action games, TPSs, racing, etc. will be the year the PS4 really takes off.

CuddlyREDRUM1473d ago

What PS4 only games are you playing?

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ThanatosDMC1473d ago

He should gift it to a friend or family member who would actually use it.

bouzebbal1473d ago (Edited 1473d ago )

Tbh I don't play on PS4 tat much either since infamous but with oddworld and TLoU I'm gonna be using it much more.
I think the title of this article is garbage cause I don't understand why the console had been collecting dust since he bought it???? Why buy it in first place?

Visiblemarc1473d ago

Yeah, especially with multi-platform gaming, my backlog is... significant.

AceBlazer131473d ago

Let's list some of the stuff ps4 doesn't have to play.infamous, final fantasy, mlb 14, the last of us, don't starve, outlast and all the multiplats you are one poor bastard if you can't afford to buy at least 1 game for your console.

BattleAxe1473d ago

The vast majority of games on the PS4 are available on PS3, so there really wasn't a need for people to upgrade to a PS4 except for a couple of games like Infamous: Second Sun and Killzone: Shadow Fall, and for me, that's just not enough.

Phins0071473d ago

Agreed I'm loving my system, however I could see someone who's been on steam for the last few years being a little bored.

kreate1473d ago

what do u mean there's nothing to play?

diablo reaper of souls
plants vs zombies
warriors orochi 3
nhl 15
air conflicts vietnam
natural doctrine
fifa 15
shadow warrior
middle earth:shadow of mordor
next sherlock holmes
motoGP 14

is all coming out from now til september on the ps4. these are not counting PSN games.
i just did a simple search on google geez...

if u buy a system day 1. u should at least have a idea of what games are coming out on its first year.

Double Toasted1473d ago

Lol. I saw this coming a mile away, which is why I haven't bought one. I honestly don't see or haven't seen what game(s) people bought the PS4 for.

VforVideogames1473d ago

Non of those 30 games are even worth mentioning.

DragonKnight1473d ago (Edited 1473d ago )

I have been playing more PS3 than my PS4. I have maybe 6 games for my PS4, 2 of them are AAA games the rest are indie and I can't really get into the indie games.

See, there's this concept known as "taste" which is different for everyone.

If you love indie games, then the PS4 is doing great for you. If you love remastered games, then the PS4 is doing great for you. If you love AAA games then the PS4 has dabbled in pleasing you but has a lot more work to do.

Personally, I haven't cared for the indie games, and I don't buy remasters of games that are less than a year to a couple years old. I already own FF14 on my PS3, didn't find it different enough from other MMOs to continue a subscription to it. I already own Tomb Raider and The Last of Us for my PS3 and don't care about 60FPS or 1080p. If I can play a game, finish a game, have no problems with the game, and enjoy it then its resolution and framerate don't matter to me at all. So, I didn't buy the remasters because I'm not going to support laziness and filler material from companies who began a gen they weren't prepared to support out of the gate.

All that said, there would be WAY less for me on the Xbox One if I had any inclination to own one.

Face the facts that right now, what MOST of us game for is not in great abundance. That doesn't mean there's nothing to play, just that what there is available may not satisfy everyone and that's ok.

**EDIT** It is for precisely reasons like this that I will never sell, or trade, my older consoles and never suggest that anyone else do so.

rawz1473d ago

If you compare your next-gen system to a PC, I'll let one say they have no games. But it's not right to compare PS4 and X1 since PS4 has more games actually. It just comes down to the personal preference of which games are your cup of tea.

MazzingerZ1473d ago

Does the PS3 or X360 have more games to offer to old owners? Haven't played anything on PS3 for a while but looking forward to play soon KIllzoneSF, Infamous SS, DriveClub, LBP3 and other nice MP

First year of a new console is always rather slow, no surpise here really

avengers19781472d ago

I guess it sucks to be so unwilling to play games. There are tons of great F2P games if you don't want to spend money PS+ has offered up a variety of solid indie games and there's been some good retail releases. I have probably played 30+ games on PS4 already. Been loving my day one purchase and using my PS4 on almost a daily basis.

Condemnedman1472d ago

@ enemy
You statement is complete utter crap
Titan fall loads of games to play

I'm still loving dead rising and to call it old
That means the last of us is old because that's older than all those games .

Really, just get over it .

wolfcreek1472d ago

lol yeah what except for a couple of games. they are all either last gen games already out or indie games or buy to play for free to play to buy for free to buy to play for free or nothing. . Indies are fine except I didnt get a ps4 to play games a gameboy could play. Games are coming out in the next 3 wweks to 3 months and then maybe ps4 will have games worth playing like plants warfare and destiny and lbp3

morganfell1472d ago


Enough Already. Here is an aricle about Microsoft's Press Conference and you bring up the great software on the PS3:

Pot meet kettle...

That is just one example I found and it was on the second page of your remarks I searched. I do not like MS, in fact I cannot stand Microsoft. But if you are going to attack someone's remarks do so without hypocrisy.

There are plenty of games on the PS4. Gameskinny has proven itself to be a vapid site that relies on controversial titles of hit pieces rather than insightful journalism to gewnerate hits. The best thing people can do is vote them down above and refuse to click to anymore of their articles.

Boody-Bandit1472d ago (Edited 1472d ago )

Best damn paperweight I've ever owned! Except mine doesn't have paper under it and if it did it would catch fire from the heat of my PS4 almost always being on.

Really wish N4G would enable an ignore option for sites. I'm beyond bored with trash like this.

Voting sites down don't do a damn thing on this site. N4G feeds off of trash like this. Take vgchartz for example.

morganfell1472d ago (Edited 1472d ago )


I know it doesn't do anything. That is why I said "The best thing people can do..." as in the only alternative we have...but not the preferable action. I know it is broken. Besides, N4G obviously takes payoffs from sites. vgchartz is an undeniable example. People on every side have been trying to get rid of that trash for years.

I contacted the mods over that very issue and was promised by Cat that a new setup was coming to allow users to better control what was published but that has turned out to be another case of mods stalling when confronted with the facts. I absolutely agree with you. I wish there was a site ignore button as vgchartz, gameskinny and polygon would be at the top of my list.

abstractel1472d ago

I see both sides. I've enjoyed Killzone (including the co-op addon), Infamous, and Watch Dogs + some indies (notably Abe's Oddesy remake)but too many triple A games have been delayed and that has made this year a bit disappointing for sure.

The thing is, even if I knew before I bought the PS4 that it'd turn out like this I would still have bought one.

Future is looking bright though.

walkincarpet1472d ago

Yes, there are loads of games to play but I think like many of us the author only wants to play GREAT GAMES.

That is why I went with the X1 first so I would have some great games to play in the first year - Titanfall being the first. I think Sunset Overdrive will be next. I'll definitely play Destiny, but don't doubt this will be overshadowed by the Master Chief Collection in December. Gaucamelee ended up being a great game as well and I'm sure all systems have there fair share of indie gems. But you don't purchase a new system for these small games. Titanfall by itself is unbelievably fun and the cloud server alone separates it head and shoulders from the COD games. For PS gamers they have Last of Us remake now and will have Bloodborne next which will be the first games I will buy for $20~30 when I buy the system for $200 years from now. In meantime, I'll continue to rock multiplayer on X1.

Anon19741472d ago

If you're PS4 is a paperweight, you're not a gamer. It's that simple.

Flamebait nonsense.

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colonel1791473d ago

The same thing happened with the PS3. I remember that I started buying PS2 games because there weren't many games for the PS3 released yet. Great games take time to make, the only difference now, is that with the PS3, a lot of games were announce long time before they were released, so at least we knew what was coming.

LordMaim1473d ago

Heck, the same thing happened with the PS2 at launch. That took quite a while to ramp up too, but eventually it was a flood of content.

That's just what launch windows are like.

BlackTar1871473d ago

It is the same thing every single time yet people fail to ever remember.

Hope for humanity is constantly smashed by these articles.

FayZ_1473d ago

tell me about it, i didn't pay £350 to play indie games, the so called AAA titles really suck too, enjoying last of us though, 1st good ps4 games and sadly it might be the best even though its a last gen title.

guyman1473d ago

TLOU remastered is the best game out between xbox one and ps4 currently. Infamous ss was fun but nothing exceptional as well (although i enjoyed it a lot)

BlackTar1871473d ago

i hope this was your first Generation release otherwise you deserve what you got.

GribbleGrunger1473d ago (Edited 1473d ago )

Fascinating, isn't it. Here we have a console with absolutely nothing on it to play and it's sitting at 9.3m sold, ahead of the console (with COUNTLESS AAA titles) by a whopping 4.3 million sales ... God only knows what will happen when people stop using it as a paperweight and start buying the games. Apart from TLOUR, Diablo 3, Infamous: First Light and Abe's Odyssey, I have absolutely zero games to play this month.

pyramidshead1473d ago

Opinions and fanboy lists happen. When you don't like a game it instantly disappears from reality as if it never existed.

cheetah1473d ago

"Countless AAA titles"

You are joking right?

Magicite1473d ago

Im gonna buy PS4 next year when my PS3 backlog will be empty (hopefully) and PS4 backlog have grown big enough. Also there might be some unofficial price cuts.

Cheapest PS4 Ive seen in shop recently is 347euro (in Latvia), which is already 50euro below retail price.

DigitalRaptor1473d ago

Boo hoo author, boo hoo.

Maybe next time you'll wait until you see a few games that you know will hold your attention before buying a console at launch. Or maybe try out more games cause it has plenty of good ones.

Rimeskeem1473d ago

Out of have 180+ games you couldn't find anything to play?

You either have no taste in games or don't actually have the console

frezhblunts1473d ago

Very true superior the only good few for me is infamous and last of us. I go back and forth with my wii u to keep me busy. I think two consoles is the way to go. Lmao 30 games? maybe if you like every ps3 to ps4 game and all the indie games. Some might already have all the same games on ps3.........

FanboyKilla1473d ago

i agree. the truth shall set you free. lmfao at you guys dc. he doesn't mean there arent games to play. he means none he cares to play. you guys will name games you dont even play or enjoy smh. list the games again fanboys, and i bet there are more games on it you dont play than there are those you do.

greenlantern28141472d ago

There are more games on every console that has ever been released that the people who own them don't play than the ones they do play.
I am sure you beloved XB1 has more games on it than you own. So just stop with your pointless Xbox fan boy B.S you constantly call people fanboys when you yourself are a huge Xbox fanboy.

CaptainObvious8781473d ago

And that list doesn't include tlou

If the author of the article is unstimulated by the PS4 games, then he/she must be down right bored to death of the xbone.

When are people going to stop looking like idiots? I keep correcting them, but they just keep spouting tht rhetoric. It's bordering on insane.

andibandit1473d ago

That list reeks of desperation when it lists

X1: Zumba World Party(is this even a game?)
PS4: That Trivia Game(zzZZZzzz)

spacedelete1473d ago

well i've been using my PS4 for illegal movie piracy. people don't realise the web browser has a built in MP4 player and HTML5.

3-4-51473d ago

The problem usually is, if your not into a certain game type at that moment, then those games won't appeal to you.

There really aren't that many great next gen games.

There are solid games, but I'm considering getting a BC PS3 and a ton of PS2/PS3 games for the next year or so and then get a PS4.

Fullmetalevolust1473d ago

Ugh to those who complain about having a ps4 and aren't playing games on it!
At least you can afford one, lol!
If anyone isn't playing their PS4, I'll take it off your hands.

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showtimefolks1473d ago

Yeh no games, please keep complaining, xbox one and ps4 have been the best supported consoles by 1st year comparison to other console launches

Games out already on ps4/xbox one:

Killzone shadow fall
forza 5
dead rising 3
infamous second son
tomb raider definitive edition
watch dogs
bound by flames
wolfenstien:the new order
need for speed rivals
nba 2k14
DC universe online
MGS:ground zeroes
call of duty Ghosts
don't starve
Trials fusion
TowerFall Ascension
child of light
Rayman Legends
AC:black flag
the last of us remastered

yeh to come:

Call of duty advanced warfare
dragon age
middle earth
sunset overdrive(xbox one)
forza horizon 2(xbox one)
drive club
farcry 4
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
madden 15
nba 2k15
wwe 2k15
Alien: Isolation
the evil within
the crew
The Elder Scrolls: Online
Guilty Gear Xrd Sign

yeh so no games. SMH

look at the damn wii-u still not having games 2 years after launch. Ps4/xbox one have very good games already out. Now people expected some of the best games to be available at launch, but if you been gaming for more than 10 years, than you know new console launches usually don't bring with them a lot of software support for first 12-18 months

yet ps4 and xbox one have both done well

ZombieKiller1473d ago (Edited 1473d ago )

There are alot of cheaper paper weights out there. Maybe you check the local game store and see that PlayStation has plenty to play right now.

Doesn't PS+ give out free games almost every Tuesday around 5:30PM? Yeah no games..../s

Gaming journalism AT IT'S BEST!

kamisama1473d ago

I don't know why people are still complaining about having no games that's your own damn fault because I haven plenty of games to still go through

vork771473d ago

there is more ps4 games to buy now like odd world new and tasty

XxExacutionerxX1473d ago

I felt that way and then I sold the Ps4....well that dumb stupid game came out "Last of Us Remastered" Had to buy the Ps4 again. The Xbox 360 had to be sacrifice, I will miss you. I really hate sony fanboys and I really love microsoft but I will always have a soft spot for playstation. Same thing happened when I had the Ps3, it just had to be there and Metal Gear Solid 4. I love the Ps4, or the Playstation brand.

user3672721473d ago

Sold my PS4 2 weeks ago. Sticking to one console only this generation. Games are similar but I just love MS exclusives like Halo and Gears more. No need for 2 systems taking up valuable space in my entertainment unit.

Fanci1473d ago

There has been a lack of any consistency concerning the launch of AAA games which is definitely holding it back, the PS4 seem's to be a bit behind for post launch games for sure. This should change around October though.

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saber000051472d ago

It all depends on what type of gamer you are. I have 9 games so far. However if you don't like FPS, MMOs, or whatever, I can see how one would have nothing to play. 1st world problems rofl..

Tzuno1472d ago

When the console will be re-released in the slim version only then ps4 will have some games to play until then fanboys will keep whining and praise the sun.

assdan1472d ago

I've already put tons of hours into my ps4. I've bought 4 games so far, and I've already used it for a couple hundred hours. I knew this would start out slow, but if this is a paperweight to you, you probably shouldn't have bought it. If you aren't using your ps4 at this point, you aren't even trying to use it.