Roberts also likes the improvements in online gaming, as he will be able to compete with more players simultaneously in shooters and other multiplayer games.
"I have PS3 right now, and there are like only 24 people online. With the PlayStation 4, it's 64 people online. That's insane," Roberts said.
The PS4 has improvements across-the-board on hardware and software, but the wireless features in PS4 are a disappointment for Miguel Estrada, who also lined up outside the Standard High Line hotel.
The PS4 has only 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and not the latest 802.11ac wireless technology. Also, he said the PS4 doesn't work on the 5GHz Wi-Fi channel, which has caused to him to modify his home networking equipment.
As a pure gamer Estrada just wants the hardware, and the social networking features don't make a difference to him. He also lined up to buy the PS3.
"I just want to play games. I don't want to share videos or upload to Facebook," Estrada said. "I'm sure people don't want to know what trophy you got."
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