The PlayStation 4 is a very great video game console that still is very appreciated by the players even though it was almost a decade from its initial release. The PlayStation 4 is the eight generation of home video game console developed by the multinational video game company and digital entertainment company named Sony Computer entertainment. This very well renounced video gaming platform was announced to the public as the successor of the PlayStation 3 video game console. The announcement of the PlayStation 4 was done on the month of February 2013. The PlayStation 4 built up a great hype from its initial announcement, and since then speculations of the PlayStation 4’s features and specs ran rampant. The PlayStation 4 was then launched on the month of November 2014, it was remarkably welcomed by the loyal fans of the PlayStation platform and to be honest, this video gaming console did not disappoint.
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The PlayStation 4 video gaming console dropped the very complex Cell microarchitecture of the PlayStation 3, instead this console features a new AMD Accelerated Processing Unit which can reach the speeds of up to 1.84 teraflops, though this claim was theoretical. The Company AMD claimed that this Accelerated Processing Unit was the most powerful they have created in the time of its release and even at this point in time, the used Accelerated Processing Unit in the topic console still proves powerful compared to other competitors and it can still cater great and demanding video games. In the current time, these kinds of features and power can now be acquired for a cheaper price compared to what the price was on 2014. You can create Personal computers with almost the same power and speed of the PlayStation 4 today in a cheaper price, but still most of the time people would choose the PlayStation instead of a personal computer.
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One of the main variable that’s pretty obvious to notice on why the PlayStation 4 is still a great buy in this age is the remarkable line up of video games. The PlayStation 4 have embraced the suggestions of the fans to create games independently and take them as an exclusive game to the mentioned video game platform. The use of this move will surely have a lot of positive impacts on the company Sony Interactive Entertainment specially if the games they released are top tier. Honestly, I can say that Sony really did a very fantastic job doing that, by adapting and developing games independently, they have made very iconic and great PlayStation exclusive games through the career of the PlayStation 4. These great games include the Last of Us series which was truly iconic for the emotional roller coaster ride it took the players on, the God of War which truly revolutionized the all time great God of War series, the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s end which was the greatest entry in the Uncharted series, and a whole lot more. In my own personal opinion, these games actually makes the popularity of the PlayStation 4.
Last of Us part 1 was originally released on the PlayStation 3 but it still made it to the PlayStation 4 through a remastered version. The remastered version was released right after the initial release of the PS4 console, and I believe this have affected the increased sales of the console. Uncharted 4: A thief’s end was a very well and highly hyped up game as it was a new entry to the great series of Uncharted. Being a PlayStation 4 exclusive, it boosted the sales of the console as well. Specially Sony released a limited edition version Uncharted 4: A thief’s end themed PlayStation 4, this included limited edition dualshock controllers as well. A worthy mentioned game that boosted the sales of the PlayStation 4 was the God of War 4, Sony also released a limited edition God of War 4 themed PlayStation console with very aesthetic decals and designs and again the controllers were designed as well.
Another element that should be noticed is that literally almost everyone owns a PlayStation 4. The majority of the console players in this current generation are using the PlayStation 4. You want to play multiplayer games? You won’t get tired and you won’t run out of players to play with online. The PlayStation 4 is the console with the best selling record among the console competition in the eight generation of releases. It really just makes sense. There are a lot of multiplayer games in the PlayStation 4 this current time, spanning from online racing games, battle royale modes, first person shooter multiplayer games, and more. These games are holding a very steady high player count like Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone in the PlayStation platform. So yes if you’re on the PlayStation 4 and you want to play multiplayer games, you won’t have to wait long.
Finally, the last variable that I believe also affects the value of why you should buy a PlayStation 4 is that it’s a PlayStation 4. Who wouldn’t want a PlayStation 4? PlayStation has been one of the few franchises that really shaped the gaming industry to what it is today. The console also has a very aesthetic and beautiful design, and variations of the PlayStation was also released like the Slim version and the Pro version which enhances the overall experience of the players. PlayStation also supports video games in virtual reality, and a lot of the virtual reality games of the PlayStation are fun and entertaining with a variety of genres. Sony Computer Entertainment have innovated with the PlayStation 4 for almost a decade, they innovated the games, the variations of the console, and even included virtual reality.
Overall, I would still purchase a PlayStation 4 even if the PlayStation 5 was released. The PlayStation 4 offers a pretty great entertainment package it has everything you need to keep yourself entertained for a long time. The long line up of superb games will surely take up your time!