Five things to consider before buying a PS4 Slim
1. Buying a bundle means you save money
Picking up a PS4 Slim bundle is a much more affordable endeavour than if you were to purchase the console and game separately. This is especially true for bundles that include multiple games – the more games included, the better the value.
2. Don’t wait until Black Friday
While it can seem that the best PS4 Slim deals only happen around Black Friday, all of the retailers we compare prices for run their own independent sales all year round. We’ve even seen some of the cheapest PS4 Slim deals on sale during Spring and Summer periods. Our advice is always never to wait, and instead pick up a PS4 Pro whenever you see the best deal for you.
3. PS4 Pro boasts the better visuals, PS4 Slim the best price
One of the few shortcomings of the PS4 Slim is its inability to play new released at 4K resolution. The good news is that most people won’t be able to notice the difference, with it only ever really coming to light when the same game is being played side-by-side on a Pro and Slim simultaneously. PS4 Slim has price on its side, always being more affordable than the higher-end PS4 Pro.
4. You only get one Dualshock 4 controller
Regardless of the PS4 model you punt for, each one will always come packaged with one Dualshock 4 PS4 controller in the box. Sold separately they retail for an average price of £49.99 – expensive, but worthwhile for use in PS4 Slim’s many split-screen multiplayer games.
5. Pay the cheapest possible price
There are so many retailers now stocking the PS4 Slim, making it likely that there will always be at least one selling them for less than the standard RRP. If you want to pay the cheapest possible price all you need to do is be savvy and use the filter tools we here at Console Deals provide.