Sony PS4 review

PlayStation 4 is a fantastic console that's improved with age

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It's not enough to have four or five stand-out games available on your console; what you really need are great games waiting in the wings, to keep you super excited about the future.

The PS4 may not have had the better of the two launch line-ups (sorry Knack!), but it's trying to make up for lost time announcing some huge, triple-A games exclusively available on the PlayStation 4.

Though unfortunately this year's offerings are looking rather sparse on the exclusive front...

The Last Guardian

Release date - 2016 (maybe...)

Okay, the 2016 release date looks rather vague, but considering we weren't even sure this long-awaited game was ever going to see the light of day, having a year is better than nothing.

The announcement at this year's E3 show brought the house down at Sony's press conference and almost broke the internet quicker than a Kardashian rump.

The gorgeous-looking game is still light on details, but after six years of waiting we can go another couple of months.

No Man's Sky

Release date - Q4 2015

Well, that's maybe also a little vague, but Hello Games has promised its vast, procedurally-generated universe will be coming to the PlayStation 4 (along with the PC, but not the Xbox One) this year.

Featuring trading, dogfighting and endless exploring, the beautiful space epic has been getting us all excited since it first tipped up at last year's E3 show. But it's tantalisingly close now and should have a final release date very, very soon.

Shenmue 3

Release date - 2017

Another far off Sony exclusive took the unusual step of announcing a Kickstarter for its development at E3 2015...and hit $2 million in just nine hours of launch. A lot of money did come from Sony itself, but there are a lot of people desperate for the third in the series of cult RPG classics and will willingly pay for its creation.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Release date - 2016

The delay to the latest entry in the adventures of Nathan Drake was one of the most bitter for PlayStation fans and even the announcement of the remastered trilogy-so-far, the Nathan Drake Collection, isn't enough to temper it.

Fingers-crossed the delay is only to make the game even more awesome, because the gameplay footage we've seen of this Indie-y adventure looks fantastic.


Tech Specs

Product TypeGaming Console
Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Processor ManufacturerAMD
Graphics Controller ManufacturerATI
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Disc Player
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Product FamilyPlayStation 4
Gaming Controller ConnectivityWireless
Brand NameSony
Input Device TypeGame Pad
Processor CoreOcta-core (8 Core)
Graphics Controller ModelRadeon
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Height53 mm
Width275 mm
Depth305 mm
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product NamePlayStation 4 Gaming Console
Processor Speed1.60 GHz
Processor TypeJaguar
Product LinePlayStation 4
Manufacturer Part NumberPS410034
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationPlayStation 4: The Best Place to Play

The PlayStation 4 system is the best place to play with dynamic, connected gaming, powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features. Combining unparalleled content, immersive gaming experiences, all of your favorite digital entertainment apps, and PlayStation exclusives, the PS4 system focuses on the gamers.
Weight (Approximate)2.80 kg