Sony has earned a reputation for producing video game consoles that lead the way in power in performance. The Playstation 4 continues this trend, offering processing power and graphic prowess that edge out the Xbox One, its closest competitor.
The PS4's predecessor, the Playstation 3, also led its generation of consoles in raw gaming power. However, the system's proprietary processing technology prevented many game developers from fully uncorking the PS3's potential. Creating software for the PS3 was difficult and costly; as a result, the system's library suffered with fewer exclusives and less downloadable content.
Fortunately, the PS4 corrects this problem using AMD chipsets similar to PC gaming technology. This means third-party developers will have no problems creating games that take advantage of all this system has to offer. With dedicated graphics processors and enough built-in RAM to accommodate games for years to come.
Of course, the Playstation 4 isn't the only option for people who want to play games at home. There's also the Xbox One, the other next-gen system which is nearly as powerful and has its own unique benefits. Or, there's the less-expensive Nintendo Wii U, which is a generation behind in graphics but has exclusives not found on any other system.
Should you buy a Playstation 4? Our guide can help you decide.