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Sony - PlayStation 4 1TB Console - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 8130 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better or worse? Nope, just different..

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    TheLateGreatReview
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    So, we haven’t had a PlayStation since PS2, been an Xbox household since then (360, XboxOne), which was more a matter of whichever console had a better bundle deal at the time and not for any hardcore gaming reasons because obviously, if we were hardcore gamers this review would be about a $3k laptop and not a console. Anyway, end of October I let my 10 yr old smash his piggy bank and buy himself the PS4 (to connect with friends/family on PS4..and for exclusive titles like Uncharted, God of War for Dad!) and that PS4 has been... since then... almost exclusively..... a $300 Fortnite workstation. Ugh! But I’ve played around with it a bit and oddly enough even though Sony has been at this a lot longer, my only complaints are in the interface being less easy/intuitive for first time users, and PlayStation Plus (at ten bucks a month or $60 for the year and a requirement for online play) being less integrated and initially more confusing (Xbox Live lays out family sharing nicely, whereas even though everyone can benefit from the primary profile having PlayStation Plus, it took some figuring out - I don’t recall as much Google time setting up the Xbox). Since then, browsing, buying/downloading/installing games, watching Netflix, gameplay and everything we’ve done regularly on the other console has been a breeze once becoming accustomed to the different interface. Lastly, should also add, in terms of online speeds/multiplayer games, we have Verizon FiOS Gigabit Internet so bandwidth/connectivity hasn’t been a concern.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slimmer than the original, minus the optical out.

    Posted
    Marco
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    Takes much less space than the original model, and seemingly have all the exact same features, except that it's missing the Optical Out port, so if you're looking to use Optical for a sound bar for other sound system, you'll have to make due with the RCA output of your TV. On the flip side, I bought this for my girlfriend for Christmas because I knew she wouldn't be using a soundbar anyway, and she's been playing the heck out of it. I was worried the smaller size meant it would heat up quicker due to constrained size inside, but thus far it seems to be doing just fine. I'm still using my old first generation Destiny Edition PS4 with 500Gb and I'm a little jealous of her hard drive having 1TB! I guess time will tell whether or not it's better than the original model. I will say that the sensor buttons on the original first generation model have completely worn out their novelty, and I would really like some regular buttons. I think the second generation original model fixed this without changing the look, but the slim models went to a different button design altogether. The slim includes the original version of the DS4, not the new pro version with the light strip on the touchpad, making the light bar color visible from the front of the controller. This evidently isn't a huge deal, but I'm hoping Sony is packaging future slim consoles with the newer model. Probably not though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming console

    Posted
    RachaelC
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    I had left the video game world years ago when I became a teenage girl. Decades later, I decided to jump back in with an X Box 360, but when I traded that in for a PS 4, my world was forever changed. I am a big gamer again, and I am so glad to be back. Sony really knows how to produce incredible gaming experiences. The exclusive games too they release for the PS are off the charts. I had some bumps in the road the first year or so with my product. It became glitchy, and I had to send to it Sony to fix (they paid for shipping). They shipped it back to me within 2 weeks. Since then, my product is pretty much error free. In the last year, its been spitting out discs randomly when I leave it on for days. To avoid this I just make sure to eject my games and turn the console off now. This is probably a no-brainer though anyways. I don't blame it for getting a little crabby with me after all these years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great price

    Posted
    Cpowell
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    This is mainly for people who don't already own a PS4. I already have original PS4. Bought this for friend during Black Friday week when price was 199 so I got to play around with it and help them set it up NOTE: internet set up still required before can watch disc movies which is STUPID. PS3 never had to do that. Internet set up should only be required if you plan to A. buy from PSN store or B. plan to play online Smaller but not by much. Its not like a big improvement to say PS2 slim which was very small. Or say Xbox one S 40% smaller. Other than that just works exactly like original would. Hard drive access is on the back now VS top on original. Would recommend additional storage because 1 TB will fill up FAST. If you ask me PS4 & Xbox one should have gotten 2 TB hard drives from the start since PS4 can't play physical PS2 games being able to download HD remasters on PS4 from PS store is a PLUS. Currently about 50 or so titles. Hoping catalog grows over time. Sony did this to COMPETE with Xbox one backwards compatibility with 360 and original XBOX

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a PS4... Nothing that special anymore.

    Posted
    Greg
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    I purchased this unit for my stepson, who was taking his original PS4 until back-and-forth between houses. This particular version is a little bit newer and, as such, had a larger drive and was just a little bit thinner. Besides that, however, there really is nothing special about this particular unit. The PS4 has been out for several years now and there is nothing particularly earth-shattering about this unit. There is also a Pro version (or whatever they call it) available. Without a 4K TV, however, I did not see the point of spending more for that particular perk. If you're in the market for a PS4, then this is obviously one of a very limited number of choices. Personally, I always preferred the XBox controller more than the PS4, which is why I was never a big fan of the PS4 (that, and the annual cost to join the Playstation Network). As for my stepson, however, he loves his PS4... I think it proved to be a good purchase for us.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not just for gaming anymore

    Posted
    Naileater
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    This is my second PS4 in the house, as I have relinquished the other to the children. I like the additional storage space over the 3 yr old 500gb I own. We use this machine, not only for gaming, but for streaming Netflix and YouTube. I am disappointed that this version does not have the optical audio out like the older version. I also discovered that a single user cannot be signed on to two machines at the same time. If the kids are watching on the other machine and I sign on to play a game, it boots them from the features that I have purchased under my profile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice storage, runs great, ports are awful.

    Posted
    rubikkon
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    I bought a second playstation, my first slim. The good: Nice form factor, fits into tight spots easily 1TB storage is nice after being restricted to only 500GB Performance is great. I'm not an fps snob, but everything seems to run just as nice as the original Wi-fi mostly works great. The bad: Not as cool looking as the original. THEY REMOVED THE DIGITAL AUDIO OUT port. This sucks. My headphones no longer work. The USB ports are moved further apart. I guess they thought it would be easier to plug stuff in? In reality, it's harder to find the port in the dark, and the old port expander doesn't really work as well. Still no bluetooth support. Really? Why not?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sweet Tech

    Posted
    OverlordJackel
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    So I primarily got the PS4 for exclusive games (both already out and upcoming) and I will say this; Sony, you’ve made some solid exclusives. The console itself is sleek and small. Internal power supply is nice and graphics wise, solid console. Horizon Zero Dawn, Until Dawn, and Bloodborne (just to name a couple) look gorgeous. Now I will list my cons. Lack of 4K Blu-Ray, exceedingly loud disc drive, and certain missing ports are my downfalls. I am primarily an Xbox user and being that I just bought the One X, it is going to most likely stay my primary console. However, Sony has done a rock solid job on this console and I definitely respect them and this console is exactly what I bought it for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well made but not for me

    Posted
    Notagamer
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    I am not a gamer, at least not a console type. I had bought a PS3 in 2006 or maybe 7. I bought primarily as a media server to connect my PC music collection and later videos. My techie nephew recommended it and I found very useful. I had tried a couple of media servers offered by WD and Seagate The PS3 was great. It developed a whining noise and the 3 was no longer available. I assumed the PS4 would have at least comparable streaming capabilities, but I did not find that to be true so I returned it. I learned to live with the whine and make sure to turn off the PS3 when not streaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Steal for $200

    Posted
    Mark
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    Great console, and I know a great console since I already own a Xbox One S. Between the two though there isn't much of a difference. I love my xbox because it handles all my media consumption better (movies, tv, and misc) The reason I went and got a PS4 though is that I felt like over the last 5 years or so I missed out on a lot of really great games that would never come to PC or the Xbox. And as a gamer I couldn't allow this, so I wait until Black Friday I picked one up and 6 of the best games over the last couple years. It was a great buy at the price and I'm not looking back. Still love my Xbox One S though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Got this because of a game

    Posted
    CptOblivious
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    Saw the Detroit: Become Human game, and decided to go ahead and get a console again. The game is also really awesome, and the point that I can do other things with this console, made it a viable multi-purpose item to have in the house. The button control on the controller are a bit to get used to after not having a console for years. Needs to be easier to adjust as I found it a challenge playing a couple of games that needed more precise movement, but sensitivity is very high by default.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Husband loves his PS4...me, not so much

    Posted
    Brianswife
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    My husband loves his PS4. I myself am not a fan. He has several games he plays regularly which generally prevent us from having date nights. As a matter of fact, he loves it so much, he’ll stay up all night on Friday and Saturday night playing and then sleeps all day Saturday and Sunday. If he was writing this review, it would get 5 stars, I’d give it 1 star, but he loves it so much, that would be unfair. I would not recommend any wife buy this for her husband.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some Small Glitches

    Posted
    Doogie
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    I recently switched from XB1 to PS4 and purchased this instead of the PS4 pro. So far I've had the HDMI connection issue where my screen will flicker often and the sound will cut in and out. Sometimes switching the HDMI ends will make it work better. Another recent issue is sometimes the games will crash and I'll get an error code. Typically when I eject the game and restart the console it'll work again. Other than those two issues I really like the console better. I enjoy the PS4 games better and have no regrets switching!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Larger Storage and Sleek Model

    Posted
    Deepak
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    I earlier had a PS3 500GB, Played so many games on it, now it screams to me to upgrade it. Hence the PS4 1TB, Performance wise it's really good, and looks wise it's Sleek and comfortable to carry or move around. Drawback - One draw back is, there is no AUX point which is a let off for me as I usually connect my Bose speaker to my Playstation for that extra bass effect. Instead it has Optical AUX. Interface is good, Graphics are good and controller is great, leaving the AUX point issue overall PS4 1TB is - Perfecto !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Most people will enjoy this system

    Posted
    MrBragg
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    Never been a big fan of Sony PlayStation systems. Purchased one to play more competitively with other people. The system itself is pretty solid. Access to many games, movies, and TV shows through the PS Store. Can share game clips and watch others play games also. The controller took a bit of getting used to. I still struggle with the sensitivity on certain games. Overall, a pretty good system though

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Could be quieter

    Posted
    stealth
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    Four stars for the ps4. Five stars controller has a audio jack on controller. This is my third PlayStation, my first one was the original Ps2, and ps3 still have them .But this ps4 is so awesome, there is a lot of free demos to download so you do not have to buy games unless there is that game you got to have. Alot of stuff to do with this console it is just not a game console. only downside is that when running the cd its noisy. Other then that great buy. You can also connect audio system through bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice System

    Posted
    CertainShowerCurtain
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    Bought the system after moving to my new house and have had it for over a month now. The controller feels good and the console looks sleek; very nice system--haven't had any problems so far and it runs quiet. The only thing i would recommend after (or before) buying one is getting a new charger for the controller and saving the one it comes with. The cord packaged with it is extremely short and you wont be able to play while it charges.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Console Out

    Posted
    Alex
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    Great system with the best console-exclusive games available. New slim design is nice and 1TB is enough to hold a good amount of games, but it does go fast if you get games often. Overall the Playstation has a great lineup of games, solid graphics, and useful additional features (like the ability to play Blu-Rays). I only docked a star because mine came with a busted HDMI cable, but the system itself is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My wife loves it!

    Posted
    Geo525
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    Bought this so my wife could play the Crash Trilogy, she hasn't stopped playing. I'm an XBX owner and have my own biases but she definitely enjoys the platformers which i'll say PSN has more options. Only concern is this thing is loud, sounds like a mini jet engine. Almost like my original xbox one, my xb S and xbx are much quieter. I'm starting uncharted 4 on her PS4 soo if I switch to the dark side I'll repost for those on the fence.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Playstation 4 minus optical out?

    Posted
    BrentR
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    Unfortunately, there wasn’t a PS4 Pro available within 300 miles so I went with the very last PS4 on the shelf; a standard/slim. I grabbed a pair of Astro’s (headset) and was on my way. Much to my surprise there’s no digital optical out. Now, I made it work but I’m probably a bit more tech savvy than most. The lack of connections, video streaming, and HDR make the standard PS4 a no-go for me even at a $100 discount. Go Pro.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend