Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

The Good The newer PS4 has a smaller footprint, slick design, quieter operation and keeps intact all of the PS4 awesomeness it's offered since 2013. The slightly updated DualShock4 controller is a bonus.

The Bad The slim PS4 loses its optical audio port, which will be a bummer for third-party headphone users. The somewhat pricier PS4 Pro delivers a larger hard drive and the promise of better graphics.

The Bottom Line The PS4 Slim is a deja vu game console: great for gamers on a budget, not quite as good as the PS4 Pro and skippable for any existing PlayStation 4 owner.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Ecosystem 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Value 9.0
8.6 Overall

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Review

This slimmed-down PS4 is for bargain hunters only

There are really only three things you need to know about the PlayStation 4 Slim.

  • If you already have a PS4, you can ignore this model. It's basically the exact same hardware, just in a smaller case.
  • If you're in the market for a new PS4, you should first consider the PS4 Pro, the step-up model with a larger hard drive and (potentially) better 4K-friendly graphics.
  • If you don't have a 4K TV and you're a first-time PS4 shopper on a budget, the PS4 Slim may well be a great option for you.

If none of that quite makes sense, don't worry. Here's why Sony currently has two PlayStations on the market, and how they differ from one another.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Sony
  • Name Sony PlayStation 4 Slim
  • Games Included Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Color jet black
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