Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018
Tech

PS4, PS4 Pro: games and accessories for good start

At the forefront of the gaming console market, the PlayStation 4 is now emerging in a full range based on a catalog of immense experiences. There is even virtual reality in the program. But how to get into the Sony universe in 2018? Do not panic, we guide you.

Like the Xbox One, the PS4 is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. Five years during which Sony’s console reigned supreme. Thanks to a very game-oriented architecture, a successful launch, a controlled communication end-to-end (which was not the case with the PS3) and a catalog of exclusives varied and qualitative, the PS4 breaks records and continues to sell like hotcakes. Pushing back the deadline of the PS5 .

As a bonus, the Japanese machine has the luxury of being the only one to offer virtual reality with the addition of the PlayStation VR headset. Having already been treated to a facelift with a declination Slim has never been so named, the PS4 is also part of a range in favor of a more powerful Pro model and in line with current standards.

Because the PlayStation 4 is a console very well installed on the shelves, we help you make the right choices in terms of accessories and games.

PS4 or PS4 Pro?

PS4 or PS4 Pro? This is a real dilemma that arises. Especially since the difference in price is not as marked, in comparison, as between an Xbox One S and Xbox One X. But, again, everything is a question of equipment: a PS4 is largely sufficient with a 1080p TV while a Pro is justified without problem in a 4K environment.

PS4

Passed below 300 euros, the PS4 is an excellent value for money: a mature product with a simple interface and the bare necessities to play. If it does not have a UHD player, it is still compatible HDR. His strong point? A catalog of games like no other. Its weakness, which can be relativised, compared to the competition? She is less comfortable in multimedia.

PS4 Pro

More powerful – and uglier – but equally noisy, the PlayStation 4 Pro represents the top of the basket at Sony. Like her big sister, she is not the best at multimedia (she does not even read UHD discs while the PS3 was a great standard bearer for Blu-ray), but holds the rope when it comes to properly display the games. Without promising the native 4K, the PS4 Pro manages to put some visual baffes. And it costs only 100 euros more than a standard version.


Station at the official controller

Official DualShock 4

The DualShock 4 is certainly not the highlight of the PlayStation 4, although things have improved greatly since the launch in November 2013. At the time, we could find photos of the controller with sticks very damaged. Sony has reviewed its copy since, despite quality, finish and ergonomics still far below the competition. But still, it is difficult to recommend anything else in this price range, unofficial solutions being even worse off. To highlight the choice in terms of colors.

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