PS4 Disadvantages, Cons, Specs and Price
All Gaming lover’s are waiting for the PS4, However it is not yet with them. However before you buy the PS4, you should know the Disadvantages of PS4. But before the disadvantages of PS4 let’s take a look at the Specifications of PS4 and also the price.
Price: £349 / €399 / $399
Specifications of PS4
|Hard Disk Drive||Built-in|
|Optical Drive (Read only)||
|I/O||Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX|
Disadvantages of PS4
1. Lack of next-gen vision, still relying on disc swapping (or going digital download wholesale, which I will if I go PS4 as I hate disc swapping), UI smoothness and usability still and unknown quantity, media functionality undetailed and general historical poor form on these fronts (even as recently as the Vita) do not bode well for a slick, usable ecosystem
2. General lack of reliability when it comes to online services and updates – this morning it was announced that the latest PS3 firmware was bricking some PS3s. Seven years into this console and five months away from the next this sets off serious alarm bells for me as to Sony’s competence in this area.
3. Much less servers to rely on for cloud functionality
4. Throwing their one innovation under the bus to score cheap points. They drop the Eye so they can be £80 rather than £20 cheaper than Xbxo and instantly make it an irrelevance. Developers won’t support it if they don’t know every console has it.
5. Small box with little ventilation makes me think this will either be a) a noisy system with powerful fans or b) prone to overheating
6. Lack of launch window exclusive games that really appeal. Only SecondSon and The Order: 1886 really appeal to me and it’s a bit depressing that the two launch titles I would likely buy – Watchdogs and FIFA 14 – would both be on Xbox One as well.
7. Lack of support for external hard drives. No matter how much Sony fan boys may insist on it – the ability to replace the hard drive is not a better feature. In an ideal world I’d want both features, but just being able to replace the hard drive means you are paying for something you will eventually dispose of. If I want 2tb+ on day one, for Xbox One I add an external and then have 2.5tb, nothing wasted. On PS4 I replace the internal hard drive with a 2tb model and then I have basically paid for a 500gb hard drive I have no further use for. If I do it further down the road I have to go through the laborious process of transferring data over, whereas with Xbox One I simply add more, keeping everything where it is on the internal one. Sorry Sony fanboys, this is a worse situation to be.
So in all, for me, Xbox One is the more exciting system with slick and usable services and UI and (so far) the better games – but has some deal-breaking drawbacks. PS4 is the safer and risk-
Let us know, if you found any other Cons of PS4. Please feel free to comment. Thanks for reading PS4 Disadvantages