It looks like Sony has taken a bold step in the console wars by waiting to release the PS4 a few months after the Xbox One came out. Sony released the PS4 first in America and later UK and Europe. Sony has managed to undercut the Xbox price by $100 (which retails now at $399) with a promise to provide a "frictionless and seamless" gaming experience. The verdict is out and people are impressed by what both Sony and Microsoft have offered next generation gaming.
Sony has really tried to blow both xbox and nintendo out of the water with the PS4. Design-wise the matt and shiny body of the console has been well received. Many online features remain freely available such as Netflix, party chat and free-to-play games that will not require PlayStation Plus subscription.