What I Think About the PS4

The PS4 is one of the 3 big gaming consoles _ competing against Microsoft’s Xbox Ones, and Nintendo’s Nintendo Switch. It comes with Playstation Plus _ a Playstation equivalent to the Xbox Live Gold _ and allows for Virtual Reality gameplay. Like it’s competition, the PS4 also has HDR Gaming _ making colours more vibrant _ and you can choose between a 500GB or 1TB console.

The box that the PS4 comes in has a picture of the PS4 on front, with information about it on the back and bottom. Inside, you get the PS4 console, a DualStock 4 Controller, a mono earbud headset, a USB Cable and an HDMI Cable. You also get a 30 day trial for Playstation Plus and Music Unlimited, and a voucher for the Playstation Store.

The PS4 console has two USB 3.0 on the front, with others at the back for power, HDMI out, optical audio out, AUX and Ethernet. It weighs 2.8kg, and measures 278 mm wide by 53mm high, and 305 mm long.

The PS4 also allows you to go into its accessibility features, where you can change what buttons you’ll use to being more accessible.

So what are my feelings on the PS4 overall?

The PS4 is good if you’re into the best graphics and effects, and is accessible to people who can move their hands, and accessible enough to those who only have a small physical disability. However, while I am happy with them adding the ability to change the actions you can’t do in the accessibility features, I would love it if they could copy Microsoft’s example in releasing a different kind of adaptive controller. The accessibility features available on Playstation still mean that disabled people will have to buy switch adaptors, and then switches, which can cost over £100. I know some physically disabled people are happy to buy the PS4 and get everything else, but personally speaking, although there are some Playstation games I want to play, I would rather download them on a Gaming PC instead of wasting money on a console that I can’t fully play. I do hope that this is something that Playstation can change one day.

The PS4 can be bought for around £279 from Game, or other shops.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Published by Phoebs Lyle (Breathe On UK)

23 year old HND Broadcast Journalism graduate and disability advocate from Northern Ireland, interested in politics, technology, and how it can become accessible to everyone, fantasy, and other stuff.

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