There aren't a lot of games at launch, but the PlayStation 4 is $100 cheaper than the Xbox One, and it doubles as a good DVD/Blu-ray player with plenty of apps like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Plus.
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Starting at: $399.99
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 3:07 PM PDT
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