Two distinct console variants – the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro
After a hugely successful run, the original PlayStation 4 console has now been phased out. In its place have come the PS4 Slim and the more advanced PS4 Pro. The Slim is identical to the original in many ways, but, as the name suggests, comes in a more streamlined package. The Pro improves on the Slim in terms of graphics and processing power, but tends to retail for between £70 and £100 more expensive. However, in November 2017, around a year after the Pro launched, there was a significant cut in price to the Pro, making it a viable alternative to the Slim for most. At certain times, there’s little to choose between the Pro and a 1TB Slim in terms of price.
It’s worth noting that the Pro is beginning to become a bit scarce. Sony haven’t commented on when they may start discontinuing the PS4 models, unlike Microsoft, who have already confirmed that two of the three Xbox One models are being discontinued. That being said, stock of the Pro seems to be slowly dwindling. If you’re keen to get the most powerful version of the PS4, you might not have much longer to do so.
You can read a full breakdown of what sets the PS4 Pro apart from the PS4 Slim in the section below this one.