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Why buy at Argos?
Who doesn't want an amazing gaming experience? Cue Sony's PlayStation 4. The original PlayStation was launched in 1994 in Japan and took the world by storm. The PlayStation 2, released in 2000, was the best-selling video game console of all time and now the PlayStation 4, released in 2013, is the most popular console in the world. More recently available from 2016 is the PlayStation 4 Slim, which has a smaller body and improved Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB support. This has largely come to replace the original PS4.
For the next generation, look out for the PS5, now available for pre-order. It will feature improvements such as lightning fast loading speeds, smooth frame rates, increased power, and a whole host of new PS5 games.
Most recently available is the king of PlayStation consoles, the PS4 Pro. Delivering 4K resolution and increased framerates, the PS4 Pro has a graphics processing unit twice as powerful as the standard PS4 and features a built-in Blu-ray player. The only thing more immersive is the PlayStation VR, which really does put you right in the action.
PS4 games cover a wide range of genres and tastes. Amongst them are shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield V, adventure titles like God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2, sports games like FIFA 20 and NBA and there is even the battle royale big-hitter, Fortnite. Those with a PlayStation 4 Pro should look out for PS4 Pro enhanced games, such as the latest Spider-Man game which benefits from 4K upscaled resolution.
To experience these games at their best, be sure to invest in a gaming chair to avoid pains from bad posture and a gaming headset to experience the incredible audio landscapes that come with modern games. We also have all the PS4 specific accessories you need to make it all happen, be it cables, docking stations, thumb grips, VR headset stands and more. Grab an upgraded wireless PS4 controller, or some spares for sessions with your friends. Going for the official and customisable DualShock 4 Controller is never a bad shout.
Other great picks for gaming include the PlayStation classic, Sony's miniature recreated of their 1994 console, with many quality of life improvements and preloaded popular games. Rivals Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch both have their own perks and ranges of exclusive games. The Switch is particularly versatile, allowing you to both play on-the-go or plug into a TV and enjoy just like a home console.