When Sony launched the PlayStation 4, many reviewers described it as the company’s best game machine yet. The updated console has taken care of all the minor irritations users mentioned when using the PS3, and it looks stunning as well.

The console

Polygon describes the updated PS4 console as Sony’s most attractively designed piece of hardware. Its half-gloss, half-matte design is beautiful, and will fit in with your home interior without being distracting.

The console allows USB charging for the controllers while in standby mode, and boasts an impressive internal power supply, which makes and extra unattractive power supply obsolete. The console has HDMI/optical ports only, going full digital.

The controllers

Reviewers raved over the DualShock 4, citing that it’s significantly more comfortable to operate for long periods of time than its predecessor, the DualShock 3.

Front-facing lights on the DualShock 4 glow blue to indicate the primary connected player, and change colours to indicate the order in which it is connected to the console. The DualShock 4 incorporates accelerometer-based and gyroscopic motion control, and a new touch pad further expands the number of ways in which you can operate when gaming.

Battery life for the DualShock 4 is at about 7 to 8 hours, with a USB cable included for marathon sessions.

Overall performance

The initial setup of the PS4 is simple and easy, and firmware and software updates are constantly released to ensure your system is running smoothly.

The PlayStation Network allows users to interact with other gamers all over the world, and the PlayStation Store has been updated and improved. A pair of headphones and a headphone jack on the controller allows users to immerse themselves in online multiplayer ventures.

Overall, reviewers have rated the PS4 a notch above competitors like the Xbox One, and the gaming console promises a superior gaming experience.

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