PS4 may be leading the sales race but there is still a lot of work for Sony to do. Here’s what PS4 needs to have in order to deserve its market leader position.
Of course it's not perfect, nothing is, but as far as consoles are concerned it's the best you can get in my opinion.
This is seconded.
The hardware may be the best out of all the available consoles but what exactly has Sony done since launch that makes them the leader aside from selling the most?
@ MrPink171: You mean aside from once again having the best and most exclusives? http://www.listwar.com/rele...
It is 100% the best you can get. Nothing else even comes close. The other console is just an imitation and pretender.
I wouldn't call it the best when there's features that the PS3 has over it. I'm still waiting for custom soundtrack support, for example. Disappointing that nearly a whole year since launch features like that are still missing, along with other things they were talking about before launch such as the whole suspend/resume thing. Hopefully those features come soon. I also miss how whisper quiet the PS3 was as well, my PS4 gets so loud and noisy with the fans that it's starting to drive me crazy.
I'd rather play on the PS4 without custom soundtracks than on the PS3 with it, but that's just me, I get gaming consoles for gaming mainly
Gotta agree with you there on the features, other than the noise. I don't notice any type of loud noise from my PS4 at all. The fact that #1 and #2 are still missing is pretty bad. Especially when Music/Video Unlimited were perfectly implemented from launch day. It makes me feel they are purposely holding off on it to have a better chance at Music/Video Unlimited subscriptions out of frustration. I feel one year in, DLNA and MP3 support should have long been here already. @xHeavYx, That reasoning is always sad. Yeah, we mostly all get consoles for gaming mainly. That doesn't mean I don't want it to have simple features that I actually use on a daily basis on PS3 to be there. I really don't feel like firing up my PS3 to stream from my PC in the other room to the TV. It's no excuse to say you get the console mainly for gaming, it's a basic feature that should have made it in by now, and I can only see it as a stalling tactic to get more exposure for Music/Vid Unlimited.
If it matters to you that much try music unlimited, I am not saying its the perfect option but right now you can have custom soundtrack via that route.
i respectfully disagree. in terms of graphics it absolutely is! but when it comes to how the console is overall the xbox one to me is much better. i have both but i just prefer xbox one than ps4 :). no fanboy crap
And I respect your opinion. I for one like the diversity in the PlayStation exclusives. Games like Uncharted, The Last of Us, Ratchet & Clank, God of War and Infamous are all very special to me. And as long as Sony continues to make games like the ones previously mentioned, I will continue to support them, and with upcoming games like BloodBorne and The Order: 1886, I don't see that trend stopping anytime soon. I judge a game console by the games it has and will have, not by the number of apps or non-gaming related features it has, and Sony has proven to me, time and time again, that they will deliver the games. After all, what goods a game console without any games?
Bubble for well said.
infinitewords, I agree with what you are saying. Sony has proven they know how to support its consoles with software but the article is taking about how the PS4 is now and sorry to say but so far Sony isn't doing much to retain their leadership. I am sure that will change over time but I don't reward a company for what it may or may not provide. I base my evaluation in where it stands and so far it's been very slow on Sony's part getting things done.
Thank god is your opinion only , because as far as I'm concerned ps4 its just hype.
Agree 100%. Besides who ever said it was perfect it's a solid console with something for everyone. My kids enjoy the play room to this day.
Comes down to preferences i think..
According to this article, non-gaming features make a gaming console perfect. It's not like I'm complaining about having them as well, but saying PS4 doesn't deserve its market leading position because it's focus is absolutely on gaming is astonishing to me. It's the market leading console because of several already well-established reasons, that certain people have been trying to pin on the one factor, being "hype". Suspend/resume, though… where the heck is this? Would be so useful.
what I'm VERY surprised at with the ps4: no Bluetooth support for sony brand ps3 mic no notification for when friends log on the system. no way to tell the last time friends had logged on the gaming I've done has been great and upcoming games look like [email protected] fun - but there isn't any excuse for the above 3 things to not have been implemented a LONG time ago.
Didn't Hannah Montana teach us all that nobody is perfect? I think the same applies for all things on the planet.
Yes, nobody is perfect. No, Hannah Montana did not teach me that lesson.
Hannah Montana did not teach us that at all....it was the My Little Ponies that taught us that lesson.
So you learning how to Twerk?
I rarely use mine. It needs AAA exclusives and OS improvements.
I really wish people would get off this "AAA exclusive" junk and just play games. A good game is a good game, wherever it comes from.
Hopefully this is the generation when the myth that AAA=Good will die.
Last I checked my PS4 plays games better than any other console available. Yup, perfect for me.
No it's not, because you will always be here looking for some sort of justification
Im sick of this console post modernism... all opinions are equal and true? Thats some PC BS. More people prefer PS4 and what are you suggesting, people buy ALL of the machines and pay two subscription fees and have them laying all over their livingroom and whatever else? If we're talking the best version of multiplats in general, more exclusives and more overall games, value for the money and someone picks ONE why is it wrong? Because consoles are technically cheap enough to spend 1000 on consoles every generation or what? If I buy a Subaru you'd probably argue that chevorolets are good too and so are Mitsubishis so I should at least buy a mitsu. mirage because even though I have a better car Im missing out on the mitsubishi experience and being immature for choosing a brand and model?
"No it's not, because you will always be here looking for some sort of justification" lol Wow what a silly assumption.
Justification for what exactly? I mainly come on here to see the latest game announcements. Really bruh?
So opinions only count if you love the xbone huh 1_console? Seems that way the way you berate anyone with something positive to say about PS4 in PS4 thread, but if someone is completely off topic you defend them and their choice about buying an xbone. You fanboys are really getting over the top now.
I was definitely missing a YouTube app when I was on mine earlier. I watch a lot of Let's Plays and prefer to do so on the big screen.
You use your PS4 to watch Let's Play videos????
Dude go to the web browser, youtube.com/tv its the same app PS3 uses and defaults to HTML5 so it pretty much all works like butter.
I hate YouTube apps. I'd rather use the browser.
That's obvious.Its still one year old.A lot of time for improvements.It'll be a completely different beast some years down the road.
As long as it has great games to go along with it, could careless about features. Want PS1 games? get yourself a PS3 and play them digitally, moronic writer, smh. Also, no mention of Youtube and what he said has nothing to do with Youtube, dumb idiot.
nothing is perfect and neither is the ps4, still alot of stuff they need to add the ui and more games too
@mrmagoo Its only selling better coz ms tried to fuck us with drm....and if u think sony wasnt going to do the same your all naive.....drm is the future for gaming it was just implemented to early just like mega cd....a few years l8r out comes ps1 and everyone jumped aboard.... Seriously fanboys these companys are not your friends they just want ya cash,and once they figure out a way to push drm on console they will all do it. Christ tesco/asda/morrisons all price fix the trick is to not get caught....my guess is sony backed out at the 11th hour and left ms in the shit,its not like ms could turn round and say "hang on we had a deal" is it?.. But yeah drm is coming they just gotta figure out a way to make it more appealing.....eg game sharing maybe???who knows??
For me, today, right now, my top 3 pros and cons for my PS4 vs my Xbox1: 1. Clean easy UI 2. 1080p in most games, plus the ability to do DTS and Dolby (I can't get my xbox to use anything other than PCM) 3. I might in the minority, be the indie games have been great Cons 1. No Youtube, i know, but i do use it a lot 2. I believe it's coming, but a better way to organize the main media bar 3. The blu-ray player, it's so slow, Xbox's not much better, but this should be something Sony should have gotten better right of the box.
You can use youtube when ever you want to via the browser and it works better than the ps3 version did, the other things I agree with but they still arent really that needed imo except the media bar needing folders or something. The one I dont get though is the comment on slow bluray, I have yet to watch a bluray movie on my console so I have no clue.
Yeah the browser does work far better, but usually xbox is always (it's connected through the cable tv) plus the voice commands to YouTube is quite nice... way more useful than ever thought it would be. YouTube is still a luxury, not necessarily a necessity. The bluray thing is weird cause I was so used using the ps3 as our main bluray player and thing worked flawlessly. The ps4 though, it just takes forever to load some menus on certain movies.
Hmmmm oh righty well I may give it a go tonight , I have a bunch of blurays that I havent used in a while and see if I get the same thing, it might not be the bluray player being slow, it may be the firmware being used at the mo to play the bluray that may be a little slow.
It's not perfect but its the best console out right now for me thanks.
I agree the console is far from perfect. There's definitely things that are missing still. IMO though, it DOES deserve its place in the "top spot". Sony has done an amazing job this gen
Take a look at the other console.
I'm a bit butthurt by the thumbstick stuff rotting off so soon, and the drama involved for something that should be as simple as pushing a button to save the last 1 minute (etc) of video to your HDD! So many precious memories have been lost during BF4, and being killed many times while fighting with the menu to let me save. Ain't nobody got time for that when a war is going on, don't make me choose between great footage and death :(.
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