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November 15th, 2013
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November 29th, 2013
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Sony's PlayStation 4 is an enthusiastic return to form disguised as a powerful, accessible game console. Equal parts forward-thinking and traditional, PS4 makes few missteps on a path to greatness.

We like

  • Marvelous physical design
  • Connectivity and ease of use
  • Most powerful console hardware to date

We dislike

  • Lack of customization
  • Some features are missing essential components
  • Underused light bar, touchpad

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Editor Review Scores Kyle Prahl: 8.5 Sony's PlayStation 4 is a marvel of communication and connectivity. With a user interface and computer hardware that will undoubtedly power hundreds of riveting interactive experiences in the years to come, there are only a few hangups in the PS4 experience. Among them are a pervasive lack of customization and a couple features that don't quite meet the lofty standard of convenience set...

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