Whether you’re buying a PlayStation console for the first time or you want to upgrade to the latest one (PS5), there are a few things that you need to know before purchasing the PlayStation 4. The PS4 is different than the previous one in many aspects. Sony released two versions of the PS4. You’ll be able to find the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro. The PS4 Pro is more powerful than the Slim. However, if you don’t own a 4K TV, the PS4 Pro will not be good for you, and the PS4 Slim would be a perfect choice. Unlike the PS3, PS4 requires a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online games. The PS4 also allows you to play online games on PS3 and PS2 using PlayStation Now.
There are several things you should know and check before purchasing a PlayStation 4 if you want to optimize your playing experience.
Things to look for while purchasing a PS4:
1. Checking the body itself
While purchasing a PS4, you have to make sure that all the things listed on its box are inside. The box should contain one controller, one HDMI cable, one USB cable, one MONO MIC, one power cable, the installation manual and the terms and conditions manual, and the PlayStation itself. You should also check the serial number on the PlayStation itself and compare it online. You should also keep an eye on the rubber base, and integral part on each PlayStation. Make sure it is there and not removed.
If you are unsure that the PlayStation 4 you are purchasing is brand new, you should check the upper part of the console. This part is glossy and leaves scratches easily even when the controller is placed on top of it. If you find any scratches, then this PS4 is not brand new. Another way to guarantee that the PlayStation you’re purchasing is brand new is the ports. The HDMI port and the power port can easily be scratched while putting the cables in them. Use a flashlight to check them.
A PlayStation is useless if the controllers are not working properly. Make sure that the controller is brand new as well by checking its charging port, and check for any scratches on the controller.
2. The software
Before purchasing the Latest PlayStation, plug it to any TV or monitor in order to check the bootup screen. When the PlayStation is brand new, a bootup screen will appear introducing everything to you. If you don’t see that page, then the PlayStation has already been used before. A new PlayStation should not contain any media or videos.
If you want a magnificent experience with the PlayStation 4, you should consider purchasing PS4. Purchasing controller accessories take gaming to a whole new level. You can also purchase the VR set for the PlayStation 4 in order to get a whole new gaming experience.
4. An enjoyable experience
Unlike other gaming consoles, purchasing the PS4 will give you an enjoyable gaming experience. It has many new features that are enjoyable and user-friendly. You can enjoy the VR experience with the PS4, which is different than any other experience you have ever had.
Checking if the PlayStation you’re purchasing is brand new or not is very important as you may face many unexpected issues with a second-hand PlayStation 4.
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