PS4 dashboard is pretty sweet

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#1 Posted by SolidGame_basic (16511 posts) -

A HUGE difference from the PS3's and switching between games and loading them is super quick. I don't know how this compare's to the X1s - anyone care to enlighten me? Cause this thing rocks!

#2 Posted by clyde46 (44103 posts) -

It looks bland and boring. It needs some nice themes to spruce it up.

#3 Posted by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

It's the best UI available right now, Xbone UI sucks donkey balls compared to it. It's really amazing how Sony was able to design the PS4 to beat Xbone in every way possible including the UI.

#4 Posted by RR360DD (11526 posts) -

A definite improvement - the PS3s was just awful.

But still pales in comparison to the XOnes.

#5 Posted by kingtito (4803 posts) -

It's the best UI available right now, Xbone UI sucks donkey balls compared to it. It's really amazing how Sony was able to design the PS4 to beat Xbone in every way possible including the UI.

As if your biased opinion matters. Cows will always cow

#6 Edited by Suppaman100 (3713 posts) -

Very good dashboard, it's simple and very fast.

#7 Posted by silversix_ (13919 posts) -

@RR360DD said:

A definite improvement - the PS3s was just awful.

But still pales in comparison to the XOnes.

looks like you're into dat metro sexual squares look heh? good going, breh

#8 Edited by finalstar2007 (24885 posts) -

While i dont have a PS4 yet the PS4's UI looks far faster than the PS3's but i just hope they will allow background themes later on as thats what made the PS3 UI pretty nice

#9 Posted by CrashNBurn281 (391 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic: Your not going to get an unbiased viewpoint in here. I have no idea because I do not have a XBO, might try the general forums.

The PS4 UI is very responsive. The layout to me seems a little odd, but it functions extremely well . No slowdown. Only real complaint is I have PS+ and I keep getting ads in the store telling me to upgrade. Wish that would go away. I have a year before I have to worry about it.

#10 Edited by Kaze_no_Mirai (11023 posts) -

It's faster than the PS3s, yes. But that's it for me. I hate it aside from that fact. I really don't like how all your games take up so much space. At least the media options have their own section like the PS3.

#11 Edited by DocSanchez (1520 posts) -

It's just a dashboard. But it's easy. I want themes though.

#12 Posted by always_explicit (2661 posts) -

The X1 UI is better IMO opinion but I have only used the PS4 UI briefly. I thought the PS4 UI was okay, perfectly functional but dull and uninspiring. Hard to hate and hard to love.

I like the X1's tiles. It feels more evolved. Its organic and changes based on how I use it, its customisable and attractive. My only criticism of the X1 is the fact its Netflix app is absolutely sucky.

#13 Posted by GTSaiyanjin2 (5753 posts) -

its fast just like the PS3 UI was... But the PS4 UI is faster, and a lot nicer to look at. The xbone UI is not bad now, its much better than it was 3 months ago, but its still slower than what the PS4 has.

#14 Posted by dinb (1132 posts) -

My ps4 is already getting disorganized with all the games I have installed. They need a folder structure or something.

#15 Posted by Slashkice (13017 posts) -

I love the speed of it, but I wish we could customize it a little; at least have the ability to change the background color.

#16 Posted by freedomfreak (38773 posts) -

Some theme customization would be cool, but I don't care too much for that. It's pretty slick.

#17 Edited by ButDuuude (415 posts) -

@RR360DD: The PS3 dashboard great, but it got slow over time. I'm sure Sony will improve the dashboard (PS4) with new firmware updates just like they did with the PS3.

#18 Posted by _Matt_ (8842 posts) -

It's super fast and responsive, and everything is super easy to find, but as others have said, it's pretty bland.

I hope they patch themes in.

#19 Posted by countomally (537 posts) -

pretty happy with both xbox and ps4 ui. would like some more custom options and diffrent themes on both tho. (then diffrent color) pretty sure ps4 just blue atm ><

only big big problem im having with the ps4 dash, is how long the list of apps is getting, seems like be annoying if only horizontal in the long run.

would like something like can do on the 3ds. i want to see all my apps on the TV without scrolling accross.

#20 Edited by hoosier7 (3777 posts) -

Quick, smooth and easy to use. Downloads and installs are slick and easy, does everything in between playing a game or app brilliantly.

For ease of use and speed PS4>>>>X1

For aesthetic X1>PS4

For me the UI on a console is just to get me from A to B so i'll take the PS4's UI as it stands.

If they patch in even just custom backgrounds then i think you'll be able to get looks as good as it performs.

#21 Posted by mems_1224 (46262 posts) -

It looks bland and boring and I hear navigating the friends list is shit.

#22 Posted by lostrib (33438 posts) -

No now we're onto "UI wars"?

#23 Posted by dreamdude (4611 posts) -

Yea, it's pretty boring, but it's fast and that's all that really matters to me.

#24 Posted by clr84651 (5344 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

It looks bland and boring. It needs some nice themes to spruce it up.

It's fast and slick. The only thing the PS4 needs is games and theme support would be nice.

#25 Posted by clr84651 (5344 posts) -

@kingtito said:

@I_can_haz said:

It's the best UI available right now, Xbone UI sucks donkey balls compared to it. It's really amazing how Sony was able to design the PS4 to beat Xbone in every way possible including the UI.

As if your biased opinion matters. Cows will always cow

Look at RR360DD's opinion. Lems are no different.

#26 Posted by PsychoLemons (1987 posts) -

People are fascinated over dashboards?

#27 Posted by navyguy21 (12727 posts) -

It's the best UI available right now, Xbone UI sucks donkey balls compared to it. It's really amazing how Sony was able to design the PS4 to beat Xbone in every way possible including the UI.

No, the UI is plain and boring, especially since you cant customize it. Does run smooth though.

#28 Posted by Kingpin0114 (2522 posts) -

It's fast but very plain. Would be nice to be able to customize it.

#29 Posted by lundy86_4 (42875 posts) -

It looks somewhat decent, but I have yet to try it. I'm grateful they moved away from the XMB.

#30 Edited by WilliamRLBaker (28340 posts) -

It's the best UI available right now, Xbone UI sucks donkey balls compared to it. It's really amazing how Sony was able to design the PS4 to beat Xbone in every way possible including the UI.

Last generation and I quote
I_can_Haz: the ps3 UI is perfect just like the dualshock 3 it has no ad's and its fast and easy to use.

Quite a change and a contradiction some how the ps4 and dualshock 4 have improved upon PERFECTION which shouldn't be impossible, also the ps4 UI is filled with more graphical aspects *SEE: what sheens called shit on the xbox 360 UI* yet its faster than the ps3 UI....odd that

#31 Posted by MisterXMedia (230 posts) -

@I_can_haz said:

It's the best UI available right now, Xbone UI sucks donkey balls compared to it. It's really amazing how Sony was able to design the PS4 to beat Xbone in every way possible including the UI.

Last generation and I quote

I_can_Haz: the ps3 UI is perfect just like the dualshock 3 it has no ad's and its fast and easy to use.

Quite a change and a contradiction some how the ps4 and dualshock 4 have improved upon PERFECTION which shouldn't be impossible, also the ps4 UI is filled with more graphical aspects *SEE: what sheens called shit on the xbox 360 UI* yet its faster than the ps3 UI....odd that

Haz was being a fanboy. The 360 controller is better than the PS3 controller and the 360 UI is a little better than the PS3 UI. But that was last-gen.

The Xbone controller is just so crap. It's been called "shitty" and "mad-catz-like". I still think the 360 controller is better than the DS4, but the Xbone controller has been so downgraded from the 360 it's hard for me to say if it's even better than the PS3 controller.

The Xbone UI is shit. Hands down.

#32 Edited by tyloss (829 posts) -

It's clean and simple, hands down the best console UI available to date.

Now just add some themes!

#33 Posted by kingjazziephiz (2392 posts) -

The ps4 UI is fast, but it's really bland

#34 Edited by highking_kallor (479 posts) -

@kingtito said:

@I_can_haz said:

It's the best UI available right now, Xbone UI sucks donkey balls compared to it. It's really amazing how Sony was able to design the PS4 to beat Xbone in every way possible including the UI.

As if your biased opinion matters. Cows will always cow

But of course yours carries alot of weight..... Dumb gonna dumb

#35 Posted by Sweenix (5396 posts) -

It's pretty neat, i guess".

#36 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (689 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

It looks bland and boring. It needs some nice themes to spruce it up.

Performance and speed while using less resources >>>>>> cluttering up with frilly garbage.

#37 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (3743 posts) -

*UI

Yes it is, it's nice and smooth, plus the music reminds me of the Gamecube. No need to use gimmicky voice controls either. SCE just get it right, you know?

#38 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4320 posts) -

Yeah I love the UI. Hopefully they have themes for it later.

#39 Posted by Steameffekt (4950 posts) -

It's the best UI available right now, Xbone UI sucks donkey balls compared to it. It's really amazing how Sony was able to design the PS4 to beat Xbone in every way possible including the UI.

Seriously, when aren't you on Sony's dick?

#40 Posted by kingtito (4803 posts) -

@kingtito said:

@I_can_haz said:

It's the best UI available right now, Xbone UI sucks donkey balls compared to it. It's really amazing how Sony was able to design the PS4 to beat Xbone in every way possible including the UI.

As if your biased opinion matters. Cows will always cow

But of course yours carries alot of weight..... Dumb gonna dumb

Where am I throwing my biased opinion around though? I'm not going to act as if my opinion is fact, unlike cows and I_can't_haz does. You're right, dumb gonna dumb thanks for pointing out how dumb cows are.

#41 Posted by Ghost120x (3691 posts) -

I love it. I just wish I could stick certain games to the first five positions because I like seeing the icon art, and still want to see it even though I haven't played the game all that much.

#42 Posted by cainetao11 (16609 posts) -

Buddy Nelson said he likes it, and he spends a lot of time there because he isn't into indie games lol. Seriously, I have only experienced the PS4 at Gamestop kiosk, but If someone has trouble with the X1 UI or feels its confusing then they may be a zombie. So simple to use.

#43 Edited by edwardecl (2015 posts) -

I thought the PS3 UI was good enough. Splitting up audio video and pictures was a bit annoying when using as a media client but other than that it worked well. The only other annoyance was that a lot of the features were unavailable in game as it was never designed to be used in game.

I don't really understand why boring is bad, boring is better than being over complicated or cluttered. All a UI needs to be is fast and functional, it's only function is to start games and organise downloads general set up and media playback. I would be more concerned over the lack of media features rather than the UI,

People get carried away with what a UI should look like rather than look at what it's primary functions are, or should be.

#44 Posted by navyguy21 (12727 posts) -

I thought the PS3 UI was good enough. Splitting up audio video and pictures was a bit annoying when using as a media client but other than that it worked well. The only other annoyance was that a lot of the features were unavailable in game as it was never designed to be used in game.

I don't really understand why boring is bad, boring is better than being over complicated or cluttered. All a UI needs to be is fast and functional, it's only function is to start games and organise downloads general set up and media playback. I would be more concerned over the lack of media features rather than the UI,

People get carried away with what a UI should look like rather than look at what it's primary functions are, or should be.

Well, its one thing to be simple and elegant (think Apple OS), and another to be simple and boring (Blackberry OS).

PS4s interface is currently the latter, though it is better than the XMB. Maybe they shouldve hired Google or Apple to design their interface. Clearly, Sony is better at hardware while MS is better at software. Has always been that way.

And that music and background is annoying.

#45 Edited by MisterXMedia (230 posts) -

@edwardecl said:

I thought the PS3 UI was good enough. Splitting up audio video and pictures was a bit annoying when using as a media client but other than that it worked well. The only other annoyance was that a lot of the features were unavailable in game as it was never designed to be used in game.

I don't really understand why boring is bad, boring is better than being over complicated or cluttered. All a UI needs to be is fast and functional, it's only function is to start games and organise downloads general set up and media playback. I would be more concerned over the lack of media features rather than the UI,

People get carried away with what a UI should look like rather than look at what it's primary functions are, or should be.

Well, its one thing to be simple and elegant (think Apple OS), and another to be simple and boring (Blackberry OS).

PS4s interface is currently the latter, though it is better than the XMB. Maybe they shouldve hired Google or Apple to design their interface. Clearly, Sony is better at hardware while MS is better at software. Has always been that way.

And that music and background is annoying.

iOS is elegant? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

It looks like some doodle by kindergarteners.

#46 Posted by kemar7856 (11506 posts) -

you guys are kidding right the UI is so barebones it has no content

#47 Edited by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

Love it love it love it. Huge difference in how fast you can get in and out. Great improvement, Sony. Now let us customize it.

#48 Posted by StormyJoe (4764 posts) -

It's the best UI available right now, Xbone UI sucks donkey balls compared to it. It's really amazing how Sony was able to design the PS4 to beat Xbone in every way possible including the UI.

LOL!

Cows.

#49 Posted by Heil68 (43273 posts) -

It's great, driven by the by gamers for gamers mantra. For the finicky UI connoisseur, the choice is clear, the PS4 blows all away.

#50 Posted by PonchoTaco (1945 posts) -

I haven't used either of them, but I must say my PC has a good UI ;)