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PlayStation 4 review: Sony's best console yet is off to a shaky start

At a Glance

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  • Sony PlayStation 4
    $400.00

    Sony's latest console is a powerful, intelligently designed gaming machine without a game to recommend it. It's poised to perform well in the years to come, but it's an underwhelming proposition at launch.

At a Glance

Sony's latest console is a powerful, intelligently designed gaming machine without a game to recommend it. It's poised to perform well in the years to come, but it's an underwhelming proposition at launch.

Price when rated: $400.00

Pros

  • New DualShock 4 controller feels great in the hand.
  • Prescient inclusion of excellent system-level sharing functions.
  • Remote Sharing is neat—if you stay close to the console.

Cons

  • Meager, unappealing game library.
  • System interface remains cluttered and unintuitive.
  • Controller has terrible battery life and a seemingly pointless lightbar.
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