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

At a Glance
  • Sony PlayStation 4

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    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
  • PCWorld Rating
    $279.99 MSRP $400.00
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    on Amazon

    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.

    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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