Top 5 Reasons to Buy a PS4

Posted on Sep 9 2013 - 5:33am by Dan Adcock

5. DualShock 4 – The DualShock 4 controller incorporates a new, highly sensitive six-axis sensor, as well as a touch pad located on the top of the controller, which offers gamers completely new ways to play and interact with games. The feel, shape, and sensitivity of the dual analog sticks and trigger buttons have been improved to provide a greater sense of control, no matter what you play. The new multi-touch and clickable touch pad on the face of the DualShock 4 wireless controller opens up worlds of new gameplay possibilities for both newcomers and veteran gamers.

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a PS4

The three LEDs inside the light bar can generate a rainbow of colors that work with the PlayStation camera to create immersive gaming experiences. It also allows developers who choose to utilize the functionality to enable easy player identification and screen adjustment functionalities when gamers play with friends in the same room. The DualShock 4 wireless controller features a built-in speaker and stereo headset jack, putting several new audio options in the player’s hands.

The addition of the Share button makes utilizing the social capabilities of the PlayStation 4 system as easy as the push of a button. Upload gameplay videos and screenshots of your greatest accomplishments or live-stream your gameplay sessions through popular Internet streaming services, all without disturbing the game in progress.

4. PlayStation Plus

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a PS4

PlayStation Plus is the premium membership service for PSN that delivers an instant game collection all for less than $5 a month.

  • Access a Library of Great Games
  • PlayStation Plus gives you instant access to a library of hit games to download for free. Keep the games as long as you stay a member.
  • New Titles Arriving all the Time
  • The PlayStation Plus game library is updated every month with new titles, so you’ll always have something fun to play.
  • Exclusive Game Betas, Demos, and Features
  • Get access to 1 GB of online game saves, automatic system updates, priority beta invites, early access to demos, and full game trials. With PlayStation Plus, you’ll always have access to the best that PlayStation has to offer.
  • Free Games with Membership
  • Xcom: Enemy Unknown, Uncharted 3, Little Big Planet Karting (PS3) Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048, Gravity Rush (PS Vita)

3. Price

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a PS4

Sony has not only payed close attention in delivering impressive hardware that’s easy to program for but also ensuring this tech is affordable come day one.  I believe they surprised many when they announced the PlayStation 4 would cost $399. With a price only $50 more dollars than a Wii U and $100 dollars less than a Xbox One, they are in a great position to take over the market. It’s fantastic to see how much Sony has listened to the gaming community and they look to give the competition one heck of a fight this next generation.

2. Powerful Hardware

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a PS4

The PS4 system focuses on the gamer, ensuring that the very best games and the most immersive experiences are possible on the platform. The PS4 system enables the greatest game developers in the world to unlock their creativity and push the boundaries of play through a system that is tuned specifically to their needs. The PS4 system is centered around a powerful custom chip that contains eight x86-64 cores and a state of the art 1.84 TFLOPS graphics processor with 8 GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 unified system memory, easing game creation and increasing the richness of content achievable on the platform. The end result is new games with rich, high-fidelity graphics and deeply immersive experiences.

1. Games

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a PS4

Whether it’s the top notch exclusives or the excellent third party selection, PS4 owners will have a wide selection of titles to choose from at launch with a steady flow thereon after.

  1. Basement Crawl
  2. Driveclub
  3. Infamous: Second Son
  4. Killzone: Shadow Fall
  5. Knack
  6. The Order: 1886
  7. Secret Ponchos
  8. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  9. Battlefield 4
  10. Blacklight: Retribution
  11. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  12. Carmageddon: Reincarnation
  13. Contrast
  14. The Crew
  15. Cyberpunk 2077
  16. Daylight
  17. DC Universe Online
  18. Deep Down
  19. Destiny
  20. Diablo III
  21. Doki-Doki Universe
  22. Don’t Starve
  23. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  24. Dying Light
  25. The Elder Scrolls Online
  26. The Evil Within
  27. FIFA 14
  28. Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn
  29. Final Fantasy 15
  30. Galak-Z
  31. Hohokum
  32. Just Dance 2014
  33. Kingdom Hearts III
  34. Lords of the Fallen
  35. Mad Max
  36. Madden NFL 25
  37. Marc Ecko’s Getting Up 2
  38. Mercenary Kings
  39. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  40. Mirror’s Edge 2
  41. NBA 2K14
  42. NBA Live 14
  43. Need for Speed: Rivals
  44. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New N’ Tasty!
  45. Outlast
  46. The Pinball Arcade
  47. PlanetSide 2
  48. Primal Carnage: Genesis
  49. Project: Heart and Soul
  50. Ray’s The Dead
  51. Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
  52. Shadow Warrior
  53. Skylanders: Swap Force
  54. Sniper Elite 3
  55. Super Motherload
  56. Thief
  57. Tiny Brains
  58. Tom Clancy’s The Division
  59. Transistor
  60. Trials Fusion
  61. UFC
  62. Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade
  63. War Thunder
  64. Warframe
  65. Watch Dogs
  66. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  67. The Witness
  68. Wolfenstein: The New Order

The wait is nearly over gamers.  We are merely a couple months from witnessing the debut of Sony’s new powerhouse the PlayStation 4.  Are you excited as we are?  Leave your thoughts and comments below!

 

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Avid gamer who enjoys the older nostalgic titles as much as the newest AAA releases. Remakes from the classic 8 and 16 bit era are some my absolute favorite titles. I also enjoy experiencing new IP's on each and every platform, especially when the creators give the game an artistic look and unique presentation never seen before. I've been lucky enough to start out gaming on the NES. Since this rebirth of the industry, I have witnessed the evolution of gaming, both in its incredible growth in overall popularity and as an entertainment medium juggernaut. With the next generation of gaming upon us, there simply hasn't been a better time to be a gamer and I can't wait to experience all that it has to offer.

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