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A few things....
Firstly, NEVER use frame gimmicks built into your HDTV when playing games. It will add a ton of lag, making them feel sluggish and poorly responsive.
Also, 60 fps does indeed look/feel smoother than 30 fps. And 120 fps (on a PC and monitor) look and feels better than 60 fps. While you can choose to only play games at 60 fps next gen, it won't be the standard and you will be missing out on some good titles. I doubt it will even be featured in half the retail games, tbqh.
The issue isn't a lack of power in the PS4. Games have been sporting 60 fps going back to the Atari 2600, so the hardware is never the problem. The reason why console software in the 3D age of gaming (mid '90s forward) has problems standardizing 60fps is because there are always new graphic candy effects, advanced visual techniques, improved AA and higher resolutions that developers choose to focus on instead of the higher frame rate. Something has to give to turn on all of those extras, and the frame rate often takes the brunt of the hit. Better graphics often sell games better than a higher frame rate unfortunately.
The day we can play games on a holograph-based console with ray-traced graphics that are indistinguishable from real life is when developers will finally standardize a minimum of 60 fps (maybe). Until then, as a console consumer you will have to make the choice yourself by only picking the games you can tolerate to play.
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