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Christmas gifts for PS4 owners 2018

Shopping for a Sony fan? You've come to the right place.

Sony's PlayStation 4 has dominated the video game space for the last several years, so the odds are pretty good that there's at least one PS4 owner on your Christmas list. That's good, because we've rounded up the perfect gifts to give them these holidays. Below you'll find games, accessories and other paraphernalia any PS4 owner would love to unwrap this festive season.


Best Christmas gifts for PlayStation 4 owners

Seagate Game Drive 2TB External Hard Drive for PS4
Seagate Game Drive 2TB External Hard Drive for PS4

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Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (PS4)
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (PS4)

Amazon AU

Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50P headset for PS4
Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50P headset for PS4

Amazon AU

PlayStation VR bundle with Camera and VR Worlds
PlayStation VR bundle with Camera and VR Worlds

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What to consider when buying PS4 gifts for Christmas

Console compatibility

There are three main video game consoles on the market: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Four if you count the PC platform as a pseudo-console of its own. Each platform has a slew of controllers, accessories and peripherals for it, many of which are incompatible with competing platforms. It's critical, then, to make sure that your gift is supported by the platform the recipient of your gift actually owns. Supported consoles are usually labelled on the front of a product's packaging or in the product name itself, but sometimes it's not always so clear. When in doubt, a quick Google search or a discussion with in-store staff should provide an answer.

Digital gifts

The video game industry is becoming increasingly digital these days, with game subscription services rising in popularity and the ability to purchase and download games from the consoles themselves outpacing physical retail. This opens up great gift ideas in the form of a PlayStation Plus subscription or store credit for the PlayStation Store, but it can also lead to problems if the recipient of your gift isn't using an Australian PlayStation account. For a variety of reasons, some PS4 owners use US PlayStation accounts or ones from other regions, and Australian PlayStation Store credit or PS Plus subscriptions are incompatible with these accounts. Confusing, yes, so be sure to check with friends or family of your giftee before purchasing a digital PS4 gift this Christmas.


Matt Sayer

Matt is a writer covering the latest tech, telco and video game news at finder.com.au. In his downtime from helping Aussies make informed decisions on their broadband, mobile phone, and streaming video plans, he likes exploring rich video game worlds and kicking back with a good book.

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