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Looking to buy a PlayStation 4? It’s a great choice! A gaming console is a cost-effective way to play the best games. It’s also one of the best gifts you can buy for a gamer. But how much can you expect to spend on a new PS4?
Sony has two PS4 models on the market right now: the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro. The original model of the PS4 isn’t sold brand-new anymore, so you’ll only find it used and refurbished. However, since the PS4 Slim only features marginal improvements to the original model, there’s little reason to seek out the 2013 PS4 model unless you want to play at the absolute lowest price.
How Much Is a PlayStation 4?
- The PS4 Slim’s retail price is $300. This system includes a 1TB hard drive, up from the 500GB drive in the original PS4 model. Many retailers sell bundles, including a game such as Call of Duty: WWII or Star Wars Battlefront II, with the console for the same $300 price.
- The PS4 Pro costs $400 at regular retail price. Like the Slim, the PS4 Pro features a 1TB hard drive. Some bundles, including one with Destiny II and another with Star Wars Battlefront II, cost $450.
Of course, you can likely find a used PS4 console for cheaper. You could always upgrade the hard drive yourself or add an external drive if the default drive isn’t big enough for you.
If you have a 4K TV and want to future-proof your gaming, the PS4 Pro might be worth the extra cost. Aside from more power internals, it also includes an extra USB port. For everyone else, the PS4 Slim provides a great value for a console that’s still plenty powerful.
Just don’t forget that you’ll need to factor in the price of some games and a PlayStation Plus subscription, if you plan to play online. You may also want to get an upgraded PS4 controller at some point.
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