Hands on with the Sony Playstation 4 (Full article in Today’s Manila Bulletin’s Tech News Section)

An excerpt from my article today for Manila Bulletin’s Tech News section, an in depth view of the PS4 from its hardware to the advantages of a Playstation Plus subscription


It seems that Sony doesn’t suffer from tetraphobia, the fear of the number “4” which is fairly common in many countries in Asia. In fact, they’ve risen from the spoils of war from the previous console war and have made a rather strong statement for gamers with the launch of the Playstation 4 (PS4) this month in the Philippines as the ultimate gaming console. And it’s working.


The PS4 is a next-generation console. By “next gen” we mean that this package will bring utter joy to your living room for the next ten years which is the projected lifecycle for every gaming generation. Out of the box, the PS4 package contains the actual unit, one DualShock 4 controller and a free three month trial to Playstation Plus (PS+) which is Sony’s premium membership tier for downloading games and watching movies over the Playstation Network. PSN is sort of like the iTunes of Sony games. It is important to note that PS+ is required for gamers who want to indulge in online multiplayer matches.

For the rest of the article, please buy a copy of Manila Bulletin or read the full piece from the TechNews website.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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