So, you're a PlayStation 4 owner. Maybe you were one of the first in line to grab one on launch day. You were just so excited.

As of now, what would you say your satisfaction level is? Is it higher or lower than where you thought it might be this far into the generation?

It's interesting how our passion for and excitement in any given platform can change significantly over the years. I remember being over-the-top pumped up for the PS2 and I was blown away by the incredible launch lineup, and 2001 was just a staggeringly amazing year. After that…well, I wouldn't say my satisfaction level was low (PS2 remains one of my favorite consoles ever), but its superiority almost became hum-drum. It was like, "yeah, PS2 rules, so what else is new?"

Is that where you're at with PS4? Maybe not; maybe you're waiting to see more examples of the system's hardware prowess. Perhaps your satisfaction and excitement level has a ways to go. Or, you're perfectly happy with the way things are going along, and you're tired of people asking, "where are all the PS4 exclusives." It's the latter, right? ūüėČ

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Corvo
Corvo
5 years ago

Yeah. Though I did buy Xcom enemy within during a sale and I've been on that here and there the past week or so. So sad about the sequel.

Banky A
Banky A
5 years ago

Satisfaction level is super high. I've got amazing games (nostalgia ones and backlog) waiting for me on PS3 but I always itch to play on PS4 even if there's less.

Must be the controller and whole User Experience.

Nerull
Nerull
5 years ago

I have a launch ps4, and I just recently upgraded the hard drive to 2TB. It would have been nice if Sony had just released a more expensive SKU with a maxed drive with how big installs are getting.

Satisfaction is getting better now that there are a handful of good games. Most of them are multi-platform, but they're close enough in hardware that it's kind of nice more people get to play them.
The title I'm keeping an eye on next is Mad Max. I hope it turns out to be good.


Last edited by Nerull on 7/6/2015 12:56:46 AM

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
5 years ago

As a media device, I give it a Meh. It is a HUGE step back from the PS3. Sony hasn't even released a media remote for it. The companion app can't do anything compared to what Apple's remote app can with the Apple TV and iTunes.

As a gaming machine, I gotta say I am impressed with how Sony was able to take 1st place almost overnight. Although, they're kind of lagging in the exclusives department.

cLoudou
cLoudou
5 years ago

Dissapointing. Really haven't had much time to play , but there has been no games so far that made me want to play over something else I'd be doing outside of gaming. I guess that's not really Playstation's problem but the industry itself has failed to produce anything that has yet to draw me in like the good old days.

Over the holiday weekend I've put in a ton of hours into Batman but that game feels like a chore at times. Right now I'm doing all the Riddler crap I just want to give up but my compulsion won't let me.

Banky A
Banky A
5 years ago

Just sounds like you're growing older clouwdoh.
We've all been hit by it before.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
5 years ago

My satisfaction level IS OVER 9000!!!

Really love this year rpg release, bloodborne and witcher 3 really satisfied my gaming need. Also looking foward to another ps4 exclusive until dawn, that game probably gonna be a great niche horror game…

slow and smart
slow and smart
5 years ago

til now i'm very satisfied.
1 thing though,whats Sony's decision when it comes to mods?,fallout 4 and the new just cause and i guess many more in the future will give the possibility of mods,but will Sony agree?T.Howard[Bethesda/fallout 4]said they wanted it also on the ps4,IF Sony would agree,it's still silent in Sony's corner…..


Last edited by slow and smart on 7/6/2015 5:45:17 AM

Solaire
Solaire
5 years ago

Mods on the PS4… that would be sick!

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
5 years ago

None of the articles said if Sony agreed. Considering sony's stance about unreal tournament, which had mods by the way, I don't see why they wouldn't agree. Microsoft is just partnering with them on making sure the mods work out of the gate for the Xbox one, due to windows 10 cross compatibility.

Feryx
Feryx
5 years ago

I love it, and with the inclusion of the media player I hardly touch the PS3.

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
5 years ago

I'll have to agree with cLoudou. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but this generation I find myself less and less impressed over anything dealing with video games.

Everything has become open-world and real life doesn't afford me much spare time to play and enjoy games these days. And when I do get the time, I forget parts of the story, since I sometimes go days or weeks without touching my ps4.

That and the lack of truly innovative software, and severe absence of timeless splitscreen games turn me off from gaming. I miss games like ps2 era 007 games, rainbow six vegas, tony hawks, nfl blitz, or really any old ps2 series…

Kevin555
Kevin555
5 years ago

When i first bought the machine at launch i was deeply disappointed much like i was with the PS3 launch which imo was extremely lacking in any quality games, but i suppose that's understandable with any console launch being abit thin on the software front.

Fast forward from launch to now i am alot more satisfied with the purchase thanks to games like Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, Deception Nightmare Princess and more. The future for the system atleast as far as games go looks to have been a solid investment in the long run much like the PS3 was.

frostface
frostface
5 years ago

I like my PS4. But I'm going through an indecisive phase where I don't know what to play. I recently upgraded my HDD to 2TB and have too much to choose from actually installed. But the real games I want to play, the ones I'm very decisive about wanting to play, aren't out yet. Actually I feel I might have to bring the PS3 out of retirement to satisfy my Deus Ex hankering until the new game arrives. Other games I really want to play aren't out yet either. Not that what we have isn't good enough but nothing new has gotten me in the way some of last gens game have.


Last edited by frostface on 7/6/2015 10:39:33 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

Me too man, I'm just cycling through games all over the place. Ps3, PS4, Dreamcast HD, I want something to hook me.

Temjin001
Temjin001
5 years ago

Probably the highest it's ever been.
The lineup of quality games that have grabbed me this year is simply unmatched. Can you believe it'll close out with Fallout 4? It also helps that the excitement of what next year brings is also very high with stuff like Uncharted, Mass Effect, Ratchet, Gran Turismo, SFV, Titanfall, and presumably Horizon. This list has many more not mentioned too.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 7/6/2015 10:47:21 AM

slugga_status
slugga_status
5 years ago

I can say I'm satisfied due to more games coming. Though not playing nearly as much as I used to due to priorities.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
5 years ago

If I was to put a number on how satisfied I am with the PS4, I would give my experience a 9/10.

It's not perfect because there are a few games on the PS3 that forces me to hang on to the older console because the PS4 doesn't offer them yet.

My life is busier than ever, but that's not the PS4's fault so I refuse to allow it to "lessen" the experience.

Underdog15
Underdog15
5 years ago

I'm pretty satisfied so far. I don't get all that much time to play compared to the good ol' days, so I don't go through games at the same clip. I guess that works out in my favour, though… since I think otherwise I'd be disappointed at the number of exclusives that appeal to me to date.

As is, I'm having fun, and I totally see the value in cross game chat now.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

Lower cuz I thought there would be next gen games by now and more of a AAA onslaught. That said, what's available is still 10,000 miles ahead of what Xbox has.

Axe99
Axe99
5 years ago

I'm really enjoying mine, the overall user experience is great, and I've got plenty enough games to keep me happy. The library will deepen, of course, but I agree that it's a bit thin in key areas at this stage (specifically, I want more strat titles – but with Tropico, Risk and the like it's still not too shabby).

tes37
tes37
5 years ago

I am completely happy with my PS4 purchase. One thing the PS4 has done for me, that was totally unexpected, has turned out to be the most entertainment I could ever ask for, is give me a glimpse of life in other countries. People are just like we are.

The Ukrainians I watched live streaming one night were the most hilarious bunch of people I've seen in my life. They sang upon request and danced some funny dance in a circle. You just can't ask for a better experience than seeing other people around the world loving life and having a good time.

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
5 years ago

I'm pretty satisfied with my PS4, though I've not had a much time to play as I have in the past.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
5 years ago

i'm pritty happy thus far can't say that i'm not a little disappointed these games i wish were here already but thats life so all in all i'm pritty happy tbh it could have been worse but we're doing alright.

happy gaming

Underdog15
Underdog15
1 year ago

I&#39m pretty satisfied so far. I don&#39t get all that much time to play compared to the good ol&#39 days, so I don&#39t go through games at the same clip. I guess that works out in my favour, though… since I think otherwise I&#39d be disappointed at the number of exclusives that appeal to me to date.

As is, I&#39m having fun, and I totally see the value in cross game chat now.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
1 year ago

i&#39m pritty happy thus far can&#39t say that i&#39m not a little disappointed these games i wish were here already but thats life so all in all i&#39m pritty happy tbh it could have been worse but we&#39re doing alright.

happy gaming

Axe99
Axe99
1 year ago

I&#39m really enjoying mine, the overall user experience is great, and I&#39ve got plenty enough games to keep me happy. The library will deepen, of course, but I agree that it&#39s a bit thin in key areas at this stage (specifically, I want more strat titles – but with Tropico, Risk and the like it&#39s still not too shabby).

Kevin555
Kevin555
1 year ago

When i first bought the machine at launch i was deeply disappointed much like i was with the PS3 launch which imo was extremely lacking in any quality games, but i suppose that&#39s understandable with any console launch being abit thin on the software front.

Fast forward from launch to now i am alot more satisfied with the purchase thanks to games like Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, Deception Nightmare Princess and more. The future for the system atleast as far as games go looks to have been a solid investment in the long run much like the PS3 was.

frostface
frostface
1 year ago

I like my PS4. But I&#39m going through an indecisive phase where I don&#39t know what to play. I recently upgraded my HDD to 2TB and have too much to choose from actually installed. But the real games I want to play, the ones I&#39m very decisive about wanting to play, aren&#39t out yet. Actually I feel I might have to bring the PS3 out of retirement to satisfy my Deus Ex hankering until the new game arrives. Other games I really want to play aren&#39t out yet either. Not that what we have isn&#39t good enough but nothing new has gotten me in the way some of last gens game have.

Last edited by frostface on 7/6/2015 10:39:33 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
1 year ago

Lower cuz I thought there would be next gen games by now and more of a AAA onslaught. That said, what&#39s available is still 10,000 miles ahead of what Xbox has.

Temjin001
Temjin001
1 year ago

Probably the highest it&#39s ever been.
The lineup of quality games that have grabbed me this year is simply unmatched. Can you believe it&#39ll close out with Fallout 4? It also helps that the excitement of what next year brings is also very high with stuff like Uncharted, Mass Effect, Ratchet, Gran Turismo, SFV, Titanfall, and presumably Horizon. This list has many more not mentioned too.

Last edited by Temjin001 on 7/6/2015 10:47:21 AM

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
1 year ago

I&#39ll have to agree with cLoudou. Maybe it&#39s because I&#39m getting older, but this generation I find myself less and less impressed over anything dealing with video games.

Everything has become open-world and real life doesn&#39t afford me much spare time to play and enjoy games these days. And when I do get the time, I forget parts of the story, since I sometimes go days or weeks without touching my ps4.

That and the lack of truly innovative software, and severe absence of timeless splitscreen games turn me off from gaming. I miss games like ps2 era 007 games, rainbow six vegas, tony hawks, nfl blitz, or really any old ps2 series…

slugga_status
slugga_status
1 year ago

I can say I&#39m satisfied due to more games coming. Though not playing nearly as much as I used to due to priorities.

tes37
tes37
1 year ago

I am completely happy with my PS4 purchase. One thing the PS4 has done for me, that was totally unexpected, has turned out to be the most entertainment I could ever ask for, is give me a glimpse of life in other countries. People are just like we are.

The Ukrainians I watched live streaming one night were the most hilarious bunch of people I&#39ve seen in my life. They sang upon request and danced some funny dance in a circle. You just can&#39t ask for a better experience than seeing other people around the world loving life and having a good time.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
1 year ago

If I was to put a number on how satisfied I am with the PS4, I would give my experience a 9/10.

It&#39s not perfect because there are a few games on the PS3 that forces me to hang on to the older console because the PS4 doesn&#39t offer them yet.

My life is busier than ever, but that&#39s not the PS4&#39s fault so I refuse to allow it to "lessen" the experience.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
1 year ago

Me too man, I&#39m just cycling through games all over the place. Ps3, PS4, Dreamcast HD, I want something to hook me.

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
1 year ago

I&#39m pretty satisfied with my PS4, though I&#39ve not had a much time to play as I have in the past.

Solaire
Solaire
1 year ago

Mods on the PS4… that would be sick!

Feryx
Feryx
1 year ago

I love it, and with the inclusion of the media player I hardly touch the PS3.

cLoudou
cLoudou
1 year ago

Dissapointing. Really haven&#39t had much time to play , but there has been no games so far that made me want to play over something else I&#39d be doing outside of gaming. I guess that&#39s not really Playstation&#39s problem but the industry itself has failed to produce anything that has yet to draw me in like the good old days.

Over the holiday weekend I&#39ve put in a ton of hours into Batman but that game feels like a chore at times. Right now I&#39m doing all the Riddler crap I just want to give up but my compulsion won&#39t let me.

slow and smart
slow and smart
1 year ago

til now i&#39m very satisfied.
1 thing though,whats Sony&#39s decision when it comes to mods?,fallout 4 and the new just cause and i guess many more in the future will give the possibility of mods,but will Sony agree?T.Howard[Bethesda/fallout 4]said they wanted it also on the ps4,IF Sony would agree,it&#39s still silent in Sony&#39s corner…..

Last edited by slow and smart on 7/6/2015 5:45:17 AM

Nerull
Nerull
1 year ago

I have a launch ps4, and I just recently upgraded the hard drive to 2TB. It would have been nice if Sony had just released a more expensive SKU with a maxed drive with how big installs are getting.

Satisfaction is getting better now that there are a handful of good games. Most of them are multi-platform, but they&#39re close enough in hardware that it&#39s kind of nice more people get to play them.
The title I&#39m keeping an eye on next is Mad Max. I hope it turns out to be good.

Last edited by Nerull on 7/6/2015 12:56:46 AM

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
1 year ago

None of the articles said if Sony agreed. Considering sony&#39s stance about unreal tournament, which had mods by the way, I don&#39t see why they wouldn&#39t agree. Microsoft is just partnering with them on making sure the mods work out of the gate for the Xbox one, due to windows 10 cross compatibility.

Corvo
Corvo
1 year ago

Yeah. Though I did buy Xcom enemy within during a sale and I&#39ve been on that here and there the past week or so. So sad about the sequel.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
1 year ago

As a media device, I give it a Meh. It is a HUGE step back from the PS3. Sony hasn&#39t even released a media remote for it. The companion app can&#39t do anything compared to what Apple&#39s remote app can with the Apple TV and iTunes.

As a gaming machine, I gotta say I am impressed with how Sony was able to take 1st place almost overnight. Although, they&#39re kind of lagging in the exclusives department.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
1 year ago

My satisfaction level IS OVER 9000!!!

Really love this year rpg release, bloodborne and witcher 3 really satisfied my gaming need. Also looking foward to another ps4 exclusive until dawn, that game probably gonna be a great niche horror game…

Banky A
Banky A
1 year ago

Satisfaction level is super high. I&#39ve got amazing games (nostalgia ones and backlog) waiting for me on PS3 but I always itch to play on PS4 even if there&#39s less.

Must be the controller and whole User Experience.

Banky A
Banky A
1 year ago

Just sounds like you&#39re growing older clouwdoh.
We&#39ve all been hit by it before.