There is no doubt that the PlayStation 4 is winning the console race this generation. If you haven't yet jumped on board then now is the time, because the PS4 is selling at an all-time low price.
The PlayStation recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary and the arrival of Presto and Playstation F.C on the console (and Dreams, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and PlayStation VR on the horizon), it's not showing any signs of slowing down.
Even though the PlayStation 4 has already gone through multiple price reductions to match the pricing of Microsoft's Xbox One, there's no better time of year to catch a better deal than the Summer holidays. Whether it's games, accessories or the console itself you're looking for, we've got you covered.
What's likely to be on special?
Considering the markup on PlayStation consoles is usually quite low in retail stores, stores like EB Games and JB HI-FI don't have a lot of wiggle room when it comes to discounting consoles. No, the real steals are on games and accessories. With that said, traditional storefronts are hell on during the holidays, so why not skip the rush and do your Boxing Day shopping from the comfort of your lounge.
Shopping tips: PlayStation 4
- Make sure you're purchasing for the right platform. When gifting games, many make the mistake of buying an Xbox One game for a PS4 owner or vice-versa. Make sure to double-check what console/s the recipient owns.
- Check if the game you're purchasing is online only. Many popular titles these days have multiplayer modes that require a steady broadband connection - some titles like Destiny and Star Wars Battlefront rely heavily on this. Make sure the recipient has a good Wi-Fi connection and plenty of data if you're planning on buying games like Evolve, Destiny and Star Wars: Battlefront.
- Check the rating before you buy! Just like movies and TV shows, games are rated by the Australian Classification Board, so you can know if the game you're purchasing is age appropriate.
PlayStation 4 Boxing Day deals
$368.00: PS4 White 500GB from Target
White PlayStation 4 console with 500GB storage and one DualShock 4 controller.View details
Boxing Day sales on PlayStation 4 games and accessories at OzGameShop from ozgameshop.com
Get huge savings on Dishonoured: Definitive Edition, Wasteland 2, FIFA 16 and much, much more.View details
Pre-Christmas Box PlayStation 4 sales
Though Aussies love a good Boxing Day sale, there's also something special about unwrapping a shiny new console on Christmas Day. We all love spending Christmas morning surrounded by scrunched up wrapping paper, controller in hand, gleefully schooling our siblings/children/partners in the latest first-person shooter or racing game. So why wait until Boxing Day to get the goods? Below are the best pre-Christmas deals on everything PlayStation.