"Sony's PS4 is not the entertainment hub we were expecting. But Microsoft's next-gen gaming console unifies your gaming, movie and TV watching under one voice-controlled roof."
So what does that make the PS4? The whole pie?
The PS4 is 50% more, so yeah, it's the whole pie.
Technically it'd be half a pie... plus the mentioned slice. /sarc!
Angelic it is talking about the ps4 in reference to it not being the entertainment hub that the X1 is. It's not a insult really it's just true micro built a very diverse gaming console that has more well implemented all around social, navigation voice, gesture and tv features. Sony and micro both built much better versions of last gen platforms(as usual), however again its not a overstatement to say micro went for a very diverse gaming platform with some very innovative ideas while sony also has some very nice upgraded UI features, but its very limited voice features and limited camera features, and overall its not trying to be what X1 is trying to be, sonys position is to be only about gaming, which is great and they added some very nice enhancements beyond that too but it's not on the same level as X1. edit my bad meant to reply below
"Sony's PS4 is not the entertainment hub we were expecting". All it's missing is local digital file playback and media server support. Two things the X1 are missing at launch as well if I'm not mistaken by their lack of external HDD support on day 1. Other than that the PS4 does have dvd and blu-ray playback as well as streaming services like Netflicks, Hulu, Crackle and it has a function web browser to further support various media playback. Just because the X1 lets you switch to tv and have the X1 dash overlay on top of it they're claiming it to be more futuristic? Lmao.
"Comes with 6 months of free Skype calling" Wtf. You have to pay for that? Why not make it free when there's a $60 access fee anyways for Gold. Reading on: "Microsoft's most impressive launch titles are Ryse, Forza, and DR3, all of which run at 1080 p and 60 fps" Lol. Dead Rising is 720 p 30 fps and Ryse is 900p and 30 fps I think. Forza, congrats.
@stuna This article isn't about PlayStation. These Xbox One articles aren't talking about PlayStation nor talking about it. You fanboys are easy to provoke. Well, This is Sony site afterall I guess... Talk about PlayStation where its needed hell I even join in the conversation. But here, in this article I wanna talk about Xbox, because, well that's what this article is about. EDIT: @Dedicated And let me guess you all got offended therefor you guys have to come in droves defending like always. Typical.
This article isn't talking about playstation? The opening line is "The PS4 isn't the enterainment hub that we were expecting" But the Xbox One is, apparently. How is that not talking about Playstation?
Are you slow? 1. The article mentions PS4 at the start 2. You claim to want to talk about xbox yet you're way off topic talking about fanboy nonsense instead. It's hypocritical.
"The article mentions PS4 at the start" Like I said the the article mentions the PS4 a couple of times and suddenly you think this is an article ALL about the PS4? I skimmed through the article with out reading the first paragraph of the headline yeah I screwed up. But to me it just shows Sony fans just need ANY reason to come and defend something. Even if its something that everyone already clearly knows. "The PS4 isn't the entertainment hub that we were expecting" And why is that such a shock? Sony preached and preached about it being an Games console first with game related features. Whats the problem here then?
"Whats the problem here then?" The problem is that statement is a lie. The PS4 is STILL very much an "entertainment hub". What "they were expecting" could be anything because they don't go in to detail on what they expected that was missing. Point is, you can still do a bunch of multimedia stuff with the PS4 and more will come through updates, same as the X1. So why are they claiming the X1 to be better? An HDMI pass-through... This article is poorly thought out and poorly researched.
thanks for this information about xbone because I'm a gamer so I will go with a hardcore gaming device like ps4 not VCR
"Performance Microsoft's most impressive exclusive launch titles are Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5 and Dead Rising 3, which all run in 1080p at 60 frames per second." Okay, so I can excuse the 1080p claim as the system is upscaling all game to 1080p so that what this guys tv will claim but to say they're all 60fps? The author needs to do some research before posting articles like this.
"Sony's PS4 is not the entertainment hub we were expecting." What were they expecting after that epic game centric reveal in February?
PlayStation 4 is a gaming console that does much more. I don't know why the media was expecting Sony to lose focus of what's most important...the games.
Mostly lazy review with incorrect info.
i will say this in every review article of the xbox and ps4. i do not want my gaming console to feel like work to operate. i want a simple design thats easy to navigate with all the major features right before me. even with the ps4 i find i have to hunt around to get to the screen or task i'm looking for. the xbox looks like work just like windows. give me a simple and FAST UI and i am happy
If there's anyone who knows incorrect info, it's most certainly you!
The PS3 was so future-proofed that with some features and functions removed it largely remained the same system which was first introduced. Whereas the 360 had several forced upgrades to keep it current. Will be interesting to say the least between the PS4 and XB1 which will be proved to be underpowered.
LOL wow what a crock of sh*t post.
"Forced upgrades"? You are really going to justify Sony ripping out features and then spin the 360's upgrades over time as being bad? Yes, as history has shown, the PS4 may get worse while the Xbox One gets forced improvements to make it more underpowered. How much do I need to drink to think like this?
""Forced upgrades"? You are really going to justify Sony ripping out features and then spin the 360's upgrades over time as being bad?" On the PS3 OtherOS was removed because of an imminent and very public threat of piracy. BC and 2 HDMI ports got yanked out to save money on production and were really the only dick move Sony pulled. Aside from also getting rid of the media readers. Meanwhile with the 360 an HDMI port and internal wireless adapter where added after MS chided the need for both, just like the storage capacity of DVDs where increased well after insistence that "BR wasn't needed." MS also altered how their console handled information allowing for HDD installs then added 4GB of memory to the drive-less arcade SKU because, despite advertising, the thing needed it. This is all an old argument. Made worthless because of repeated denial. But the thing is despite how overall messed up their cycle was, if a launch day fat PS3 is still running it can do so right besides a Super Slim model, where as an original Xbox 360 would not be the same machine as its current day counterpart. It would have issues, especially if had been offline all this time or only played certain games after a certain date. And with the XB1 and PS4 we're seeing hint of the same and something different thanks to MS promising 4K resolutions while having issues delivering on 1080p. I mean that while there's not much difference between the two machines, its really too early to be able to see or note possible differences.
"if a launch day fat PS3 is still running it can do so right besides a Super Slim model, where as an original Xbox 360 would not be the same machine as its current day counterpart. It would have issues, especially if had been offline all this time or only played certain games after a certain date" WTF? I don't even know what that means. "Altered how their console handled information"? You mean they allowed games to be ripped to the HDD? So you say the only "dick move" Sony made was: 1. Removed other OS 2. Removed backwards compatability 3. Removed media card readers 4. Removed USB ports Then you spin Microsoft's improvements as bad: 1. Added HDMI port 2. Added the ability to rip games to the HDD 3. Added internal Wi-Fi As for the 4 gig or arcade systems without an HDD, what do you do with 12 gigs of storage on a PS3 that has mandatory installs? Man I have a headache today. I guess if it makes you feel better then taking away from a product is much better than improving on it.
Keep saying there's a level of denial in what Sony removed and MS added, so I don't know why I'm bothering to reply. But trying to explain the difference *one more time* its that aside from BC, nothing Sony took away had a major impact on how the PS3 operated. And even, if you have a BC enabled console, you still had BC. It, the media reader and USB ports were things removed from future production models. Likewise when HDMI and wi-fi were added to the 360 they were added to different, newer production models. If the owner of an older Xbox wanted to "take advantage" of those added features they either just did without, bought the newer system, buy a separate wi-fi add-on, or just luck out and get one when and if the older console died and was replaced. Something which resulted in lost of time and possibly expense. And again, what happened with increasing DVD storage and the HDD installs, while beneficial, were also major changes in how the 360 operated. Games would have needed more discs and been unplayable on some if not all consoles regardless if they had a HDD or not. Once MS started introducing those newer games, if you happen to have owned an older console, meant that without the required updates you couldn't play those newer games. And then there was the chance that the updates would brick your console. Bottom line, while Sony did what they did for basically selfish cost saving reasons, including OtherOS which might have ruined the PS3 if not Sony, MS did what they did to keep up. They had made initial short-sighted decisions in designing the 360 and later introduced improvements which otherwise if not done would have ruined the Xbox. The difference in the similarities you should obviously be seeing - *One More Time* - are the number of console owners who were effected by those changes. OtherOS was not all-inclusive for PS3 owners while the DVD and HDD installs were for anyone with a 360. Older PS3 owners were otherwise lucky so long as their system kept working, whereas older Xbox owners were just out of luck in regards to HDMi and wi-fi. Had to be concerned about a HDD whether they owned one or not, or if the major update killed their older console.
"Sony's PS4 is not the entertainment hub we were expecting." The hell? How many times does Sony have to say it before it sinks in? It's meant to be a GAMING CONSOLE. They focused on GAMING first and foremost, not entertainment options. Sorry, but just reading that first sentence, I already know not to click on this.
All lot of you are off topic in here good lord where in the title or article do they mention PlayStation? The tags say Microsoft and Xbox One. If This place was for "everyone" then we would have Xbox fans talking about the article instead of it mostly PlayStation fans.
"Sony's PS4 is not the entertainment hub we were expecting". Plain as day in the top portion of this page. Carry on, though.
Did read my comment before replying? I quoted the first line of the summary for this article... They mention the PS4 right there.
I know this is going to sound crazy, but do you think they may have been able to take from their rich history and perhaps made a console that was for gaming first and maybe had the other features too? I mean, hasn't Sony already proven they could do it with the PS2 and PS3? Why did they have to take a step back in progress when they never lost sight of gaming to begin with?
Well put. Some perspective is lacking in a few of these responses and a couple even go as far as to claim PlayStation wasn't mentioned in the article.
They put gaming first right out of the gate. They'll focus on entertainment options later. That was the whole point of the PS4. At least, that's what I got from everything they said up until it launched.
Snookie, They have had close to 7 years to figure this out. According to many well educated N4G users, Microsoft rushed out the Xbox One and Sony took much more time. You mean to tell me Sony spent so much time on the gaming aspect, the rest had to wait? Maybe Sony shouldn't have gone outside Japan when they hired Lead Architect and Knack creator Mark Cerny to design the console. That's the thing Snookie, The entertainment part was already done and working on the PS3. How did it get omitted on the PS4?
Sony tried that with the PS3 and they got savaged for it. They expanded on what they did with the PS2 in regards to non gaming features. Dont you remember the hate?. In fact i think you were one of them. The PS3 is the best console bar none last gen with regards to extra feature but Sony got so much hate for it that i understand them not wanting a repeat for the PS4. Even though Sony kept on producing GOTY games year after year the PS3 was still not considered a gaming console and it hurt their bottomline.
@Death - I don't claim to know how the development process of consoles works. Though why wouldn't you focus primarily on what your item is used for? That's gaming. Entertainment options are great, but that can be added later. The PS4 seems to have the best hardware, and that's what opens up possibilities for electronics. As long as they stick with it and do their best to keep adding new features, the PS4 could very well lead the pack on all fronts the way I see it.
But simply calling it solely a "gaming console" isn't justifiable to all of the other content Sony put into its system. I mean, how is it that can you watch shows and movies downloadable form PSN; things like: Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Music Unlimited, NBA Game Time, Netflix, and NHL GameCenter Live? Oh, and NOT reading the article is a simpleton's cop-out... No one likes someone who refuses to read the article, but insists on commenting!!!
That's why words like "primarily" and phrases like "first and foremost" are used. The only people who don't recognize that the PS4 does games AND other multimedia functions are those who have some agenda to push, or who are uneducated on the subject. Yes, the PS4 is capable of handling all those services you mentioned, plus a few more that you either did not state, or will be coming soon. That in no way invalidates or negates the FACT that the PS4 was designed with gaming as its main function.
"That's why words like 'primarily' and phrases like 'first and foremost' are used." Thank you! Oh, great teacher of semantics.
That's not semantics, you... person. Semantics is to-may-to, to-mah-to, trying to argue minute differences in words or phrases. There's a massive and fundamental difference between something being SOLELY for a given purpose, and something being PRIMARILY for a given purpose. If you are saying they're the same thing- and thus, saying I'm arguing semantics- then you are the ONLY person I know who thinks that way.
"Semantics is to-may-to, to-mah-to" Oh wow... LET'S argue semantics. But before doing so, here's a quote from Wikipedia on it, "Semantics is the study of meaning. It focuses on the relation between signifiers, like words, phrases, signs, and symbols, and what they stand for, their denotation." You say tomato, I say GO READ CHOMSKY!
@CGI Ok lets talk about that. Sony made there statement crystal clear many, many times before. The PS4 is a games console first. All the entertainment stuff will come at a later date in which is should right? Games first then entertainment hub later? That's what I want out of the PS4 and every PlayStation fan want that to.
I'm not arguing against that at all, I just merely pointed out that saying the article/title didn't mention the PS4 "in any way" is factually, and visually, incorrect.
Thankyou. obviously people want more. stop saying you dont because sony doesn't have it. why are you sony fanboys not playing your ps4's? still waiting on next gen like the rest of us ha? it arrives Nov.22 lmao at you buthurt fanboys. i love it. squirm baby squirm.
Your name is FanboyKilla, but your comment is very "fanboy". Sorry man, but it's true. Consoles allow us to game, so I cherish each and every one of them. The X1, the PS4 and the Wii U. With that said, X1 has more entertainment options, while the PS4 has brute strength. You can always add more features with updates to your firmware, but you can't add better hardware without alienating buyers.
When you are older and you have a job you will get a monthly income. Some of it will have to go on bills and food. However, with the disposable part you can purchase whatever you want. Perhaps even a gaming console AND a computer that can browse the internet at the same time. What a miraculous world we live in. In all seriousness though you'll probably struggle to get a job what with everything about you screaming 'UNEMPLOYABLE'.
Apparently you missed the title which would explain the reason for the first sentence. They are not shooting down the PS4 or saying it is not for gaming. Sony has made several comments about how they are able to do home entertainment just like the Xbox so apparently you missed there message. The article is from the view point that you can do gaming and other entertainment with the Xbox One.
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the ps4 already came out in the US and its not for another week till its out every where else so i think you have your days mixed up.
Must be a crappy future.
You mean kind of like wasting one's life trolling on forums?
Its the slice of the future of tv boxes i guess, but i am in the market for a gaming console and thats why i have the ps4 paid off.
Someone call Bardock. He needs to save the future!
Sony should strike back and produce a voice controlled TV.
Samsung already did it.
nah just produce the games which they do. leave the gimmicks to microsoft because they will run dry of games once gears and halo come out. Ps3 is still pumping exclusives while the 360 has been dead on exclusives for over a year.
Good start to reviews, Xbox One is taking the right step for the All in one Console. Cannot wait till Friday!! :)
Look, Hotchips slides of the Xboxone GPU did not look like a GCN part GPU i have seen any where. HD 7970 No, a 7870 no, or a 7770 GPU. So if it not looking like a 7770 GPU then what is it ?
people keeps saying that PS4 focus only on games and Xbox one only on tv and sports....but why Xbox one have a better launch lineup?...is just stupid, PS4 and Xbox One are GAMING consoles, both with great games coming soon, both with a decent launch lineup but Xbox one right now have so much more to offer than the PS4 besides games
Well Said!! Couldn't agree more with you.
Just wondering what is so great about either consoles launch lineup? Both are full of pretty uninspired games that don't appear to be all that next gen.
My god Skyrocket, use a fullstop or a comma!
Rolling Stone is usually the first place I go for game news. /s The authors last line says it all: "Now, let's see which platform gets the best games." He's pretty much admitting that everything he just wrote about was a load of crap, the games will be the deciding factor not all the other BS.
The ps4 ui doesnt look as futuristic as the xbox1 looks, but its very simple to navigate which is noce. Seems like Xbox 1 will have the upperhand in features though, its understandable though as it was developed with this in mind
Careful, logic is the enemy around here.
I'm still trying to figure out exactly how it will work with my at&t DVR. I can't find info about this anywhere.
Funny how this works. Sony came out with the PS3 last gen with so many non gaming(entertainment)features that it was blasted by the media for not being a gaming console. I mean all the attacks about the PS3 being use only for Blu ray movie etc etc. I mean the PS3 out of the box was a media streamer, linux box, BC with PS2,PS1. Had wireless high fi, HDMI for high def audios and movies, Standard HD, Media card slot et etc. How the media acted then?. Doom and ridicule articles from 2007-2009. The PS3 was so far ahead of its time i guess. Regardless i am done with this crap aka paid media.
I remember them well on here. 'hur hur hur, enjoyz ur bluray player.' It is just hypocrisy. It is amusing to witness it and look in, but if both sides want to lower themselves to trolling and ignorance I say let them. Hopefully in a few years some kind of natural selection will take hold. Then we can start rebuilding the community and media without the retards.
Everyone has their opinion of whats better for themselves. For me, I like Xbox One and will game on that. Oh and I also prefer pizza over pie too. Pies come in 1 flavour, Pizza comes with many different toppings. ;) End of the day we all eat right?
Yes, pies only come in one flav...wait, WTF are you talking about!? Is that a conspiracy you invented or something? Do you want me to name different flavours of pies for you? I tell you what, i'll start with 5. Mincemeat. Steak and Kidney. Chicken and Gravy. Cherry Pie. Apple Pie.
Yeah, i'll stay in the past thanks
PS4 will be great. Xbox One will be great. And their fans will be the equivalent to provoking a grizzly bear.