PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an advanced video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment. Announced as the successor to PlayStation 3, it launched on November 15, 2013, and competes with Nintendo’s Wii U and Microsoft’s Xbox One, as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles. Sony is focused on “social” aspects as a major feature of the console. Although the console will have improved social functionality, the features are optional and can be disabled. Gamers will have the option to use real names with friends, in addition to a nickname in other situations when anonymity is important.
User Guide for the Sony PS4
Please be sure to read and save the entire manual before setting up or using your Sony PS4. Misuse may result in damage to the unit and/or cause harm or serious injury. Download the manual and save it for future reference.
|Best graphical performance in a console||Does not play UHD 4K Blu-ray discs|
|Provides a better experience for PS VR gamers too||Only a 1TB HDD which will fill rapidly|
|Promises better visuals as well as increased frame rates for compatible games||Not a huge upgrade for existing PS4 owners with 1080p TVs|
If you want to play a lot of titles that are only available on PS4 and you don’t have another game console, then the PS4 is still a decent buy. The PS4 Pro is more future-proofed, but since its price is close to a PS5, we’d recommend sticking to a PS4 Slim if you do buy a PS4.