Are you still on the fence when it comes to next-gen consoles? Are you still not really convinced the new consoles are worth it? Let us change your mind – here is the list of 5 main reasons you MUST buy a PlayStation 4.
PS3 has been struggling with the demands of newer games for quite a while. It’s simply technologically outdated. PS4, on the other hand, runs on a x86-64 AMD Jaguar chip with 8 CPU cores, graphics engine is somewhere around the capabilities of Radeon 7850 card with 18 GCN (processing clusters) each packing up to 64 cores. It produces a total of 1.84 TFLOPS of processing power.
When things get tight, PS4 will “borrow” from GPU raw processing power to make everything run smoother, and vice versa. On top of all that, you get a whooping 8GB of DDR5 RAM, and a 500 GB hard-disk space, which will be upgradable if you want more.
With so many F2P games lined up for PS4 and PS Plus, $399/€399 is more than a clever investment for both recreational players as well as hard-core gamers. We’ve already covered some of the most anticipated F2P titles in this post, so make sure to check it out if you want to find out more details. This is going to be one hell of a Christmas holidays season, for sure!
Aside from F2P releases, Sony has opened its gates to smaller, independent indie game development studios. While certainly a sound decision considering how many people out there enjoy these games, it is also a very benevolent one for the whole console gaming community as well. Hopefully, the list of indie game titles will only be getting longer after the launch date – big things often grow from “small” ideas. All this means more variety, more originality and simply more choice for PS4 customers.
Want to be comfortable while playing? Be sure to check out our recommendations of the best PS4 gaming chairs to find a great seat to park your behind in while enjoying your favorite titles for hours on end.
Unlike Xbox One, which will impose a strict policy of having to pay monthly Xbox Live Gold subscriptions for pretty much all things online, PS4 and PS Plus certainly won’t have such policies. While subscribing to PS Plus definitely has its merits, to fully enjoy the online elements you bought PS4 for won’t necessarily mean you’ll have to pay for it (you still have to pay your Internet bills though, nothing’s really TRULY free…).
So, free-to-play multiplayer games, party chats, apps like Netflix (which has its own paid subscription) and stuff like that – you can use these as much as you wish, without Sony taking extra cash from your pocket. Multiplayer for regular games will be paywalled though, so make sure you have that in mind before you purchase any games.
When it comes to next-gen console war, you simply can’t ignore the prices for stock packages. Xbox One typically sells for $100/€100 higher than PS4. Sure, Microsoft makes their Kinect 2.0 camera available in every unit they sell, while PS4′s PlayStation Eye camera will have to be bought separately.
But, the question is whether players really need that fancy piece of equipment, because at the end of the day most of us will be using our familiar and reliable controllers anyway. While all kinds of bundles and special offers and whatnot are popping up on retail websites and tech stores all over the place, the cheaper price of PS4 definitely remains a very strong selling point, one that Microsoft simply doesn’t have an answer for.