Gaming: Sony PS4
For the first time in years, we have two new game consoles: the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4. The two consoles are very evenly matched, and there's no reason to run out and buy either of them. But if you must choose one this season, we think the PS4 edges out the Xbox for now -- and not just because it's $100 cheaper. Here's why.
- Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $576.00
The good: The PlayStation 4 serves up dazzling graphics, runs on a simplified and logical interface, and boasts a fantastic controller. It's $100 cheaper than rival Xbox One and has the upper hand on indie and digital-only games. It also doubles as a great Blu-ray player and has plenty of streaming entertainment apps.
The bad: There are few must-buy triple-A titles in these early days, and existing PS3 games aren't compatible. The PS4 lacks the robust DLNA compatibility or media playback support which made its predecessor such a great all-around content player. And the promising PlayStation Now and streaming TV services won't be available until later this year.
The bottom line: The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, near-perfect controller, and lower price give it a slight edge on the Xbox One -- for now.
October 31, 2013 3:27 PM PDT
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