It’s already a stated fact that Sony’s PlayStation 4 has dominated the console market in the past years. Delivering outstanding experiences, innovative story-telling, and engaging worlds, there’s so much to do in Sony’s games that you could only play on the PS4. The console itself was already a beast when it came out in 2013, its impressive hardware offers great performance plus better screen resolution than its competitors. Not only that, the games you play such as Horizon: Zero Dawn, God of War, and Marvel’s Spider-Man looks visually stunning than most games out there, plus its level of optimization is just fantastic.
Up until now, even with the mid-generation upgraded variation that supports 4K, the PS4 Pro, and the Slim came out, the original PS4 is still a valuable piece of hardware.
Even if this console generation coming to its end fairly soon and we’ve seen a lot of rumors about the PS5, there are still evident reasons to buy the PS4 this year.
1 – The PS4 Slim’s Price Tag Is Bang For The Buck
While the PS4 ($299 on Amazon) is $50 more compared to its prime competitor, the PS4’s hardware alone is better in all cases. It has an 8GB GDDR5 RAM and a decent graphics processing unit (GPU). Most of its games consistently hit 30FPS or 60FPS and your experience is undoubtedly better, plus its resolution is higher. The higher the resolution is the better image quality you’ll get.
Graphically demanding games like Killzone: Shadow Fall, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and God of War performs phenomenally without any frame-drops on a regular PS4.
Let’s take Kingdom Hearts 3, for example, the base PS4 runs at 1600×900 (900p) resolution while the Xbox One is at 1280×720 (720p). You will get crisp visuals on the PS4 especially on a 40-inch television.
2 – Library of Games Is Massive
Buying a console is all about getting to experience amazing stories and really great gameplay. The PS4 has all kinds of first-party games, meaning you can only play this on PS4, that you’ll definitely want to get your hands on. Do you want open-world games with arching narratives and engaging characters? There’s Santa Monica Studios’ God Of War, Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man, Sucker Punch’s Infamous: Second Son, and Guerrilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn. How about first-person shooters? You get to have Killzone: Shadow Fall. And a racing game? Gran Turismo Sport. Cinematic experiences? Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and The Last Of Us Remastered.
The list goes on and on, and with its upcoming games such as Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, Ghost of Tsushima, Days Gone (this April), Dreams, and The Last of Us Part II, it’s definitely one of the main reasons to get a PS4. You have great games to wait!
It’s worthy to note that there are tons of PS4 exclusive game bundles at your nearest video-game store at a cheaper price!
3 – Sony’s First-Party Studios Are The Best
With a line-up of strong developers like Naughty Dog that brings cinematic experiences with intriguing narratives, Santa Monica for its adrenaline-inducing gameplay, and Guerrilla Games’ capabilities to push the hardware’s capabilities to visually impress gamers, you will definitely love the games that they craft. Plus the level of quality and optimization their games have on the PS4, your experience will never falter.
Santa Monica Studios, JAPAN Studio, Sucker Punch, Naughty Dog, Bend Studios, Guerrilla Games, Media Molecule, and Polyphony Digital.
Don’t have a PS4? Then this is a great year to get one!