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PS4 receives mixed reviews from Amazon, excited users clash with Day One problems

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on 16 November 2013

Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, has been flooded with reviews about the PlayStation 4 since its November 15 release, and the reviews seem to represent the many highs and lows new owners are experiencing. Currently the site has approximately 800 PS4 reviews, and the console stands at an average score of 3.5 out of 5 stars, using Amazon's rating system.

A lot of these reviews are very positive, with comments such as:

"I'm extremely satisfied with my new PS4. The thing looks slick, runs extremely quietly, it doesn't seem to get very warm, even after long play sessions. I haven't had it for long but I'm having a hard time thinking of anything critical to say. I'll definitely be recommending the PS4 to anyone interested in a game console."

Then there are those who are obviously having the PS4 problems we recently reported on, who have left comments like:

"Unfortunately I can't review the product too much yet since, out of the box, it fails to work....The system turns on, but does not output a video signal or boot up. The bar of light on top of the system continues to flash blue, but never turns white as it is apparently supposed to once it has started up. Attempts to boot it into "safe mode" to potentially diagnose or fix problems (such as reinstalling the firmware available on Sony's website) do not work as the system immediately turns off after the second beep instead of entering safe mode. That's about it. It beeps, flashes blue, and sits there until you shut it off."

At this stage, it's still early days for PS4 reviews. Indeed, PSU's review of the PS4 is on its way--we're taking our time and approaching the console from every angle before we offer a score from multiple editor perspectives.

How are you getting on with your new PS4? Let us know in the comments and stay glued to for more reporting on breaking news, issues, and games.