Sony PlayStation 4 Slim
In a vacuum, the PlayStation 4 Slim is a great console. It's smaller, quieter and much more portable than the original PS4. But unless you need a new console right now and are on a strict budget, there's no reason to buy it when the higher-powered PS4 Pro is set to ship in November for $100 more.
- More compact than before
- Quieter performance
- Even more portable than before
- No more distracting LED strip
- Lacks the UHD Blu-ray drive of the similarly priced Xbox One S
- Pack-in DualShock 4 controller still has abysmal battery life
- Only available with a 500GB disk
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- Critic Reviews (9)
- 82AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE9 ReviewsArs Technica80PS4 Slim review: A smaller, sexier console with feThe new PS4 is simply a cheaper, better-looking PS4 that'll slide into sleeker slots in your AV cabinet with few compromises. If you're new to the system, this is the console to buy—at least until the PS4 Pro arrives.Pocket-Lint80Sony PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'StationWhile the latest iteration of the PS4 is a great console – and very well timed considering PlayStation VR is just around the corner too – we wonder what kind of impact it will make.The Telegraph80PS4 Slim review: A fine redesign, but serious gameThe new PS4 is a lovely, if largely cosmetic, improvement on the original at a great price. So if you are a more casual gamer yet to buy into this generation and fancy dipping into the terrific library of games PlayStation has curated, the Slim is a splendid entry point.T380PS4 Slim review: itâ€™s the same gaming platform yOverall though, the new PS4 takes everything people loved about the original system and makes it better. Sony has played safe with the Slim, but that is no bad thing.TechRadar80Sony PS4 reviewAn excellent console with a great catalogue of AAA games, the slimmer, smaller PS4 is better in almost every way compared to the original, barring one notable exception.IGN80PS4 SLIM REVIEWThe lack of an optical port hurts but overall, the revised PlayStation 4 gets the job done with minor improvements.Digital Trends80SONY PLAYSTATION 4 SLIM REVIEWNow slimmer than ever, the refreshed PlayStation 4 fortifies Sony’s iconic gaming platform.TrustedReviews80Sony PlayStation 4 (Slim) reviewThe best PS4 money can buy – for now.Stuff100Sony PlayStation 4 Slim reviewAll told, the PS4 Slim improves on its predecessor in almost every way. It’s much smaller, lighter, quieter and cheaper. Some people will miss the optical connection, but otherwise this is a job well jobbed.