Best Buy Kenya: Should you buy a Playstation 4 in 2021?
The Playstation 4 was the best selling console of the eighth generation of video game consoles. It outsold all of its competitors by a mile including Nintendo’s Wii U and Switch and Microsoft’s Xbox.
The console was originally released back in 2013 and it is still being sold today. Overall, it is estimated that in its 8-year lifespan, the Playstation 4 has sold over 116.4 million units worldwide.
Today, there are thousands of gamers who are still buying the console even though Sony has released the Playstation 5 and we think we know why. A lot of factors can be attributed to Sony’s success with the PS4 and those are the same reasons why we here at Best Buy Kenya, still think that it’s worth picking up today.
Here are some reasons why we think the Playstation 4 is still worth buying today:
All-time low price
As was stated earlier, the newest generation of consoles was released last year during the holiday season. This included both the digital and disc versions of the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S. Because of this, people have seen the price of the PS4 go down and is now more affordable than before.
Today, the PS4 can be seen bundled with different Triple-A games which give players a better deal than buying it on its own for full price.
To this day, the power of the Playstation 4 is still more than capable of running the different games available today, especially the pro model. It can play up to 720p to 1080p display with the frame rate locked at 30 fps which is still pretty impressive.
However, if you’re planning to buy the pro model, you’re looking at a completely different machine. This model can produce 4K resolutions and it can also run a smooth 60 fps on some games.
Arguably the most important contributor to the console’s success is its line of exclusive titles. This is one area that Sony is a master of and it is something that its other competitors lack.
The PS4’s exclusives gave players new and exciting titles that are not only fun to play but also contain lovable characters and an interesting storyline. Some of the best exclusive games of the console include:
- The Last of Us Part II
- God of War
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Days Gone
- Death Stranding
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Final Fantasy VII Remake.
- Uncharted 4
Those are just some of the most memorable ones. In total, there are over 299 exclusive PS4 titles.
Even though the Playstation 5 has already been released, game developers won’t stop making games that are playable on the Playstation 4. The transition between the generations can last at least three years. That’s still a lot of time to play the games that you may have missed when you didn’t get a chance to buy this console in the first place.