Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: which one to buy this holiday season

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4

PS4: What the web is saying

Here are some notable Playstation 4 reviews from around the web:

Polygon clearly loved the PS4, but wondered what to do with it:

“The PlayStation 4’s focus on gaming — and only gaming — is undermined by a distinct lack of compelling software. (…) Right now, this is a game console without a game to recommend it.”

Reviewers love the PS4 -- but not the lack of games.

Reviewers love the PS4 — but not the lack of games.

Engadget, on the other hand, thought that the PS4 is worth your money, and made the case for it with a very thorough review, with a pretty geeky endorsement of the console:

“For $400, you’re getting a speedy, powerful little PC with an extremely friendly user interface — and it doesn’t look like a PC, which is a nice bonus. We may not review game consoles every day, but we know a good one when we see it.”

Ars Technica did a thorough review of the PS4 hardware, coming to this conclusion:

“The PlayStation 4 has an excellent controller, decently powerful hardware, some intriguing, well-executed new features, and an interface that shows belated acknowledgement of some of Sony’s most user-unfriendly past designs. It also has a lot of features that are half-assed, missing, or downright bewildering at this point.”

And Kotaku thinks you do want a PS4 — just not now:

“The PS4 seems like it’ll be a hell of a console, but it’s mostly potential and a bunch of new tools in need of some awesome games for them to work on. I think you’ll want one eventually. But, cool as the PS4 is, a lack of a must-play game means you can afford to wait.”

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