Sony’s latest console hasn’t had any trouble maintaining its position at the top of the sales charts, but that doesn’t mean the PlayStation 4 is without its flaws. The team at GamingBolt has put together a list of 15 improvements they hope to see as the console generation marches forward, many of which we wholeheartedly agree with. To start, let’s talk hardware.
Although the PlayStation 4 does support upgraded internal hard drives, you’re out of luck if you want to increase your storage even further with an external drive. Sony needs to give us the ability to store our files on a USB drive in the future.
We didn’t have many complaints about the controller in our review of the PlayStation 4, but there’s no denying that the battery life is pathetic compared to the Xbox One. If Sony could give us the option to turn off the light bar, it could increase the battery life of the controller and get rid of on-screen glare all at once. Also, it would be nice if Sony could include a charging cable in the box with new controllers, which already cost $60.
The hardware could use some tweaks, but the most common quibbles from PlayStation 4 owners are typically regarding the UI. It’s relatively easy to navigate, but the endless row of icons is not exactly the best way to organize our apps. Speaking of which, with the current software, it’s impossible to organize your files at all or queue your downloads or even customize your wallpaper.
Sony hasn’t released any major updates for the console since launch, but now that the Xbox One is getting its act together, it’s time for Sony to begin making improvements as well. We’ll have to wait and see whether these features are added in the coming months, but until then, head over to GamingBolt for the full list.