The best PS4 holiday sales
Whether you're keeping it simple with Slim or going all out with Pro, these are the best PlayStation 4 deals this holiday season.
2016 has been a huge year for Sony PlayStation. Not only did it release the consumer-friendly PlayStation VR headset, but a beefed-up PlayStation 4 Pro came out, as well as a revamped classic PlayStation 4. In addition to that, PlayStation released two of the console's biggest exclusives, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and The Last Guardian.
Throughout the year we've seen the classic PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Slim experience some massive price-drops, the former to make way for the new lineup and the latter to compete with the increasingly competitive pricing of the Xbox One S.
UPDATE 15/12/16: We'll know more about Boxing Day sales from Sony, EB Games, JB Hi-Fi and Ozgameshop on the day of. In the meantime, here are some current deals on PlayStation 4 consoles and games.
PlayStation 4 Console
These are the best deals on Sony's new-look PlayStation 4.
Go 4K with PlayStation 4 Pro from Sony
PlayStation 4 Pro is available to purchase now at $559.95.View details
$332.17: PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End from Amazon
Amazon's PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB bundle comes with one of the console's most stunning titles, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Disclaimer: This console ships from the U.S and may include a power cable.View details
$439.95: PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB from Sony
The same PS4 you know and love, but smaller. Comes with 500GB of storage and a Dualshock 4 Wireless controller.View details
More Boxing Day PS4 console deals
- EB Games: PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB + 3 months of Stan $328
- JB HIFI: PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB + 3 months of Stan $319
- Big W: PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB + 3 months of Stan $319
These are some of the best deals on the latest PS4 games.
Over 200 PS4 games under $30 from ozgameshop.com
Ozgameshop is currently selling over 200 PS4 games for under $30, including Batman: A Telltale Adventure, Shadow of Mordor and Dying Light: The Following.View details
More Boxing Day PS4 game deals
- EB Games: $47 and under for games like Dishonored 2, Skyrim HD, Doom and Fallout 4
- JB HIFI: $49 for the latest releases, including Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2 and Rise of the Tomb Raider
What's likely to be on special?
Considering the mark-up on PlayStation consoles is usually quite low in retail stores, places like EB Games and JB Hi-Fi don't have a lot of wiggle room when it comes to discounting consoles. The real steals are on games and accessories. With that said, traditional storefronts are hell during the holidays, so why not skip the rush and do your Boxing Day shopping online from the comfort of your own lounge.
Shopping tips: PlayStation 4
- Make sure you're purchasing for the right console. 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 them 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.