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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good system at a very nice price ($199)

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    PittMac
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    This is the slim PS4 (model# CUH 2115B) and is not bundled with a game. It cost $200 (Mid November sale price) which is half the price of the original released in 2013 but with twice the hard drive space (1tb). This PS4 is light (4.63lbs). It has only 2 USB ports (located in the front of the unit), one HDMI, one Ethernet and one PS4 camera port at the back. Note, it has no optical port (which the original and PS4 Pro have). The package consists of the system, one dualshock 4 controller, one hdmi high speed cable, one single ear/microphone piece, one usb charge cable, a quick start guide and safety manual and a PS store free trial booklet. PROS: $199 and with some really good games frequently going on sale this season (Barely a year old AAA games going for $19.99-49.99 when they are usually sold at $59.99) you can get a great bargain. This system can do HDR. So, if you have an HDR capable TV/monitor, you will be very impressed by HDR capable games. Note, it cannot do 4K (that can be done on the PS4 PRO). I personally find HDR more impressive than 4K. It can play all PS4 games. So, for those unaware, even if the game says "PS4 PRO Enhanced", it will still work on this system and the older system. It comes with a 1tb HDD (twice as much as the original system). This HDD can also easily be upgraded without voiding the warranty. Easy set-up and nice user interface. I think it is impressive how easy it is to set up a new PS4 and get going. Once set up, the user-interface is quite friendly. CON: One major thing that I would say takes away from this system is the lack of an optical port. For people who do not like using or cannot use HDMI ARC, the optical port has always been a solution. There are however some affordable HDMI/optical converters that could work though. Another possible negative is that there are only 2 USB ports available. But for such a light system that still delivers great quality gaming and APPS, I would not knock it for this. Do note though: The PS4 PRO has an extra USB port at the back which makes connecting the PSVR processor a lot easier (depending on your setup). Conclusion: I use PS Vue for my cable TV solution and it is superb. I wanted to be able to watch soccer in another room and could not help but to jump at this deal. Its like having a cable box in another room without having to pay outrageous rental fees. While still being able to play games and stream music/movies. PS4 slim vs PS4 pro: If you have plans on getting a 4K TV with HDR and do not have a PS4, then you may want to also look at the PS4 Pro. The stand alone system is currently going for $350 in other stores this season and Bestbuy matches its competitors. You would most likely watch 4K and HDR TV shows on apps via your smart tv. But if your TV does not carry some apps, the PS4 Pro most likely would. But beware that the PS4 pro cannot play 4K discs. It can only stream 4K. As for gaming, its subjective. Some people do not see a great difference in 4K games vs 1080P games). But many do see a difference with HDR turned off or on in games. So, if you are of the latter inclination, the PS4 slim would be a great option. PSVR: I have only tried PSVR on PS4 pro. I will compare both and update in the comments section.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For the Console-Loving Gamer

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    Woods
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    At the time I bought this, I was torn between getting this, a Nintendo Switch, and an Xbox One. I can say now I definitely made the right choice. Considering just this console alone, I really like all the different features and easy navigability of the home screen. With tons of apps you can use for streaming, gaming, or even catching up on sports and news you'll find it here. It can play blu-ray and DVD as well. And the best part is that there are a wide variety of games you can play. Whatever your interest, you're almost certain to find something you like. Compared to the other two consoles, it's not as powerful an entertainment center as the Xbox One, but I was looking for a gaming console and not an entertainment center. Plus, most Xbox One games are made for the PS4 anyway, so I didn't see the point in getting an Xbox One when I could play any game I wanted to on there on the PS4. As for the Switch, there weren't many games out for it at the time and PS4 had a wider selection. Still does, but Nintendo is catching up and I'm sure I'll be making a Switch purchase in the near future. Overall, would highly recommend this system to any fan of the console or the games out for it. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good model of Ps4 if you can't afford a Pro

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    Thwipshot
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    I was averse to purchasing a slim for the longest time because it was not the design I wanted. But after having it for a while and playing on it I've really enjoyed the redesign of the Ps4. I've mainly used an external drive for the games but I've moved a couple onto the system's hard disk and know that upgrading the drive is very easy for this model. The Hard Drive has a very easy to remove door which is a lot better than older models of Sony systems that have hard drives (looking at you fat and super slim Ps3) which is great if you have the know-how to replace it but there are plenty of online tutorials and the process is pretty easy to do even if you aren't tech skilled. I upgraded to one of these systems because the Ps4 I got used had a loose object in the disk drive and now I really like having a system with a working drive. This system plays games and movies great. If you don't want a Pro and just want a Ps4 I would recommend picking up one of these. Since it has a 1 TB drive and it's really easy to add an external drive that can be used like a memory card but this time it's used for games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gaming Console I've Ever Owned!

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    LAKing
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    I purchased this console just a couple of months ago, October of 2017, as a replacement for my PS3 that I primarily used for Netflix and PSVue subscriptions. I soon discovered that the quality of those services alone were on a much higher level than they were on my PS3 system. After trying a few games I initially purchased with the system I took a leap of faith and decided to purchase Horizon Zero Dawn and was almost instantly hooked by its amazing graphics, story and gameplay. After not playing video games regularly for more than a decade, I have now made the leap back into console gaming and power up the system regularly. In my humble opinion, this is the ultimate home entertainment system and is either a must-have part of ones wish list or one that should be strongly considered. With over 8000 game titles currently available, its choices are endless and contain something enjoyable for all age ranges. Easy to use interface, hard to put down games and streaming services that embrace the chord-cutting trend that is all the rage. I am still surprised at how silent this machine runs and its amazing ability to convert internet streams into fluid HD video. 10 out of 10!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Console madness

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    Essez
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    I went on to purchase a few controllers because the kids have had a renaissance interest in Little Big Planet. Hey, we take any excuse for desired family time we can get!! The problem is that there is no longer controllers sold for the PS3 I was buying them for except off brand, not well reviewed stuff. I could get them online but at 50 bucks a pop I considered the fact that my PlayStation 3 was bought the release year of the first gen. The thing is old on electronics terms and I wasn’t excited about sinking another 110 minemum for new controllers and then having the console die on me. You can probably do the math, I ended up going home with a PS4. Over all I am happy with the device. I’m happy that to some extent it is ‘backwards compatible’ ish using a Sony program that allows gaming older titles, but not EVERY title is available so do your research if you are hunting for something particular. I’ve always liked Sony consoles, I do have the first gen XBOX One as well and over all I like the functionality of the PS better. They are both very close so it really will come down to what your friends or family has if you are looking forward to online gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy, Great Price

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    ccity06
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    I've been wanting a game console for some time now. Haven't played games on my computer since I purchased Star Wars in 1994 to play on my MS-dos computer. From the above date you will be able to tell that I'm older. A lot of research went into this decision. I read many reviews, when we were out shopping I would ask young people looking at games what they thought about the consoles. Invariably the answers led me to the PS4. Thanksgiving weekend we were in the DFW area. Went online to search out a console online, I hesitated and lost my chance, all sold out. Kept the search going and found one at Best Buy in Metarie. We ordered this for in-store pickup. When we flew into New Orleans after the holiday we stopped on the way home to pickup the console. Best Buy had the unit ready for pickup and also bought a couple of games that were on sale. I'm very pleased with my purchase and the pricing of $199.00. There is a learning curve from DOS based games to this, the graphics and smoothness of play are amazing to me. Really enjoying my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Console

    Posted
    kiaranerys
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    The graphics on this console are crystal clear. Bought for myself especially when the final fantasy vii remake comes out. I pre ordered that game. Also bought final fantasy x HD remake. My kids and I truly enjoy playing the remaster version of these games. We are big fans of the franchise. Pretty easy set-up. The only downside is you have to buy online subscription for each individual player. It is just like the xbox 360. So I bought just for my account and if my kids decide to go online to play they have to log onto my account. I refuse to pay $60 per person a year. I don't mind them using my account to play online because they don't have my password and I have to put it in myself. Great parental control feature. Can personalize console as well. Not much choices in Avatars to choose from. Controller is wireless and does not use batteries. You charge it with the cable the console provides. Great way to save money and not have to buy batteries. Overall no major issues with this console so far. Had it for 2 weeks now. Great amount of storage 1TB.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best way to entertain a stressful adult

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    colonialdame
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    I bought this play station as a gift for my adult daughter as an outlet for the stress from her career. It is easy to set-up. One can use it to watch HuLu, Netflix and YouTube and get messages about new releases. The controller is a comfortable fit making it easy to play the games. However, it seemed a lengthy process in selecting the games. When I saw the violent ones I was shocked. If you did not want to blow everyone away before you picked up the controller, you may want to after playing some of these games. Thank goodness for Pac Man! I thought the subscription was pricey at first and then I saw how much the games cost and thought, "if you are into gaming, I guess it is better to subscribe than buy." Since it comes with only one control I could not join in the "fun". Perhaps on my next visit, while she is at the office, I can try it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    makes a great Blue Ray player

    Posted
    DebOk
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    I admit that I am not a gamer. The real reason I bought this PlayStation was because of all of the previous bad experiences that we had with our DVD players. They were either breaking down, needing more TLC or becoming outdated and needed to be replaced. BUT my son's PlayStation - that he owned for more than 8 years - worked perfectly! Never broke down or never needed the extra TLC that our DVD players needed. In fact it still works. He just moved out and took it with him so naturally after such a long, great run with his PlayStation I bought my own. Works like a charm with all of the movies I watch and the cost is comparable with a mid-quality DVD player, yes that's right it is cheaper than a top of the line DVD player and it lasts a whole lot longer! Who know's maybe I'll get some games too ...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Learning to co-exist...

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    disruptor32
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    I used to be a Playstation-only guy. Had PS1 and PS2 exclusively for years until I got an Xbox 360. I've been mainly an Xbox guy ever since, but....I have to admit, Sony really nailed it with the PS4. The hardware is excellent, and the Dualshock 4 is a huge improvement over prior PS controllers and mostly superior to the Xbox controller. But where Sony really pulls ahead is, obviously, with the software exclusives. Once you finish Halo and Gears of War on Xbox, there are very few standout exclusives. Sony has tons of exclusives that are just fantastic - see Exhibit 1, "The Last of Us: Remastered." I'm not trying to fuel the console wars flame, and I am not getting rid of my Xbox. I think the two systems can peacefully coexist and I plan to play both. But, with the hardware being so similar, it's almost impossible to forget how important Sony's exclusive titles are to their continued success.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best way to game

    Posted
    James
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    In the never ending console wars, I am on the PlayStation side. I have always liked the controllers better and the exclusives better I.e. God of War, Uncharted, Killzone, Until Dawn, MLB The Show and The Last of Us. Just to name a few. The ps4 is easy to navigate and install. Not thrilled that they charge play online now but it is what it is. Haven’t had any problems with my PlayStation since I bought it in November 2017. Also, after much research I would recommend the 1TB ps4 compared to the 500GB one. All my friends with the 500GB ones are tight on space. As far as the pro vs regular, the pro only seems to be worth it you have a 4K tv. The pro won’t look that much different on a regular 1080p tv so save the $150 if you don’t have a 4K tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great console for gamers who are fans of playstati

    Posted
    amw101
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    In trying to decide between getting an Xbox One and a PS4, I ended up choosing the PS4 and I have to say I'm very happy with my purchase. The home screen offers many features without even getting into the game play. Users can take advantage of multiple streaming apps, screen capture, and other features. The play store offers one free game a month, which can be pretty good games, and discounts on games you hay have wanted for digital download. The games offered on the system are really good, some of which are Xbox games made available for the PS4. If you're trying to figure out which console to get, here is my opinion: If you care more about the entertainment features, get an Xbox one. If you care more about the games made available, get the PS4 because you'll have the best of both worlds in that respect (Xbox games for the most part are made available for the PS4).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great gaming/entertainment system

    Posted
    Jack
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    I'm going to write this review for those who don't know much about gaming because I assume if you know a lot about gaming, you already know what you are buying when it comes to game consoles. For those wondering about the quality of this machine, I will just tell you that for its size it is the best Sony has made in a long time. That is not to say the PS3 and PS2 were not great (they were) but this machine has great graphics and a UX that once you are used to is pretty sweet and much better than the PS3. This is more than a gaming system, it is an entertainment system. I would rather have a PS4 and a normal TV than try to use my Smart TV for streaming content. This is a safe, good, reliable product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome 40th Birthday Gift

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    Aileen
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    I don't know if I purchased the PS4 for myself or for my husband lol.. we have been wanting to get a PS4 for the blue ray player for our living room and I thought it would nice to have a game console that played blue ray as well. My son and I end up buying the PS4 along with the marvel game and another controller so that our son can play with his dad for his dad 40th Birthday! He was surprised and love all this gifts. Husband end up playing them that night. He found a site that allow to set his PS4 behind the tv so it hid the console completely. It works out lovely and I'm glad I purchased this PS4

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome one terabyte PS4 bundle!

    Posted
    Hardy
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    We have wanted a PS4 console since its release date and we finally bought one. When you first set the console up and start it be prepared to take some time going through the setup process if you don’t have a previous PlayStation Network account set up. I created my user account and went ahead and signed up for PlayStation Plus which is awesome for streaming tons of games. We have the console set up in out entertainment center that has glass doors. After playing a game for several hours I noticed the cooling fan running at full speed so I opened the door to allow are flow and it soon cooled down. I recommend not closing the console up when playing and have ample air flow. Overall this bundle gets my five star recommendation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best PS4 for gaming! :-)

    Posted
    warriornc
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    I love this PS4 and more powerful than Nintendo system. I skipped Nintendo Wii U and go to PS4 instead and I love it! Have big 1 TB hard drive are good enough for about 40 to 56 PS4 games. When 1 TB hard drive reach full, then I will upgrade to 2 or 3 or 4 TB hard drive in near future for biggest library of games on them. I bought this on sale for 200 bucks before Black Friday. It's deal! But I not interest in PS4 Pro system, I will go to buy PS5 instead of PS4 Pro when go on sale in about year 2020 - 2024. I'm in no hurry. I can't wait to buy Dragon Quest Builder 2 game for this PS4 system in near future. I sure it will be a lot of fun time to play them. :-) I wish Sony must allow us to play Nintendo games on PS4 in near future. I hope for that! :-) Cheers

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s a PS4, the perfect console for everyone.

    Posted
    VerZonic
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    The PlayStation 4 is not only the best console out right now, it is the best console ever. You have games like Fortnite, which you don’t even need PS plus to play, black ops 4, Fallout, and the best games are the exclusive ones. Games like the new Spider-Man, Detroit: Become Human, God of War and the upcoming Last of Us 2, are the biggest reasons why you should buy a new PlayStation 4. Furthermore, Best Buy is one of the best areas to buy it from, for they are very professional and provide an array of headsets and games to buy with it. On top of all of that, the pick up system is amazing. I ordered my PlayStation 4 with the Astro A10s and they were ready to be picked up in less than 20 minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Far better than my Xbox One

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    Airman

    I’ve been playing Xbox ever since I can remember. I always used to play on my older brothers consul and then I finally bought my own console when I was in my teens. After joining the Air Force I purchased a PlayStation four on Veterans Day just because of the deal. After a year of playing PlayStation I’m disappointed to say that it’s far superior to my old Xbox playing days. The PlayStation exclusive games are awesome and exciting in a lot more common to find games only available on the PlayStation rather than games only available on the Xbox. Also the games only available on the PlayStation are extremely well crafted and artful. Overall this consul has brought me nothing but enjoyment over the past year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Change Over

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    Trace
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    We have an XBOX X in the living room that we use a great sum of the time just for movies. I am not a gamer, but after purchasing the PS4, I may start looking for some basic old school games. I have always been a big Sony fan. Every television in my home is Sony. The only difference that I see that is a take-away from the PS4 versus the Xbox X. The PS4 cannot control my Xfinity cable box (voice-command); nor, can I use my Harmony remote with it. There is no additional support for it with Harmony (I contacted Harmony's customer service in regards to this issue). All-in-all, I am very happy with my new purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    playstation 4 nough said

    Posted
    Namenick
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    soooo for those of you whom do not know the PlayStation 4 is what they call a video gaming console. (that is a console that plays video graphic games) this is the fourth iteration of Sony's PlayStation that is where the 4 in PlayStation 4 comes from. remember to read the instructions upon opening the box that the console comes in. you will find all sorts of useful information. (did you know you have to plug these things in???) in closing it was very enjoyable once mastered so if you like games that are played on a screen usually reserved for your favorite TV shows, movies and fake news you will like this. P.S still have not figured out the 1TB I think they have vaccinated the console against one form of tuberculosis

    I would recommend this to a friend