The PS4 is a great game console. This is why you should buy one in 2019, and a few reasons you shouldn’t spend your cash on a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro right now.
Millions of gamers already have the PS4, which gives this console a nice edge over Microsoft. You might find that more friends are on PS4 than were on the PS3 and there are tons of epic exclusives out there that make it worth buying the PS4 this year.
If you are looking to upgrade to the PS4 Pro, it’s a particularly good time considering the PS5 release date isn’t coming until at least late 2020, which is a long time to wait if you aren’t already on current gen.
It also helps that the PS4 is very affordable at $269 to $299 for the base model and $399 for the PS4 Pro that adds in support for 4K gaming and better looking graphics. You can even get a refurbished PS4 Pro for just $299.
There are more reasons than ever to buy the PS4 in 2019, but there are also some reasons to look at the Xbox One X and the Nintendo Switch.
PS4 Exclusives Are Bigger and Better
Sony is winning the war on the Xbox when it comes to exclusive games. Yes, Microsoft delivered a better 2018 and has some good options coming this year, but Sony is still way out ahead with major titles you can only play on the PS4 and PS4 Pro.
These include the games that are already out like The Last of Us, Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn and many others. You also get the best baseball video game on a console with MLB The Show. Once you factor in the 2019 PS4 exclusives the reasons to buy a PS4 in 2019 grow considerably. Here's a look at some of the biggest PS4 exclusives that came out this year or are coming in 2019.
- Marvel's Spider-Man
- Babylon's Fall
- The Last of Us: Part 2
- God of War
- Detroit Become Human
- Days Gone
- Blood & Truth
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Concrete Genie
- Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
- Firewall: Zero Hour
Many of these games will be out this year, while others may come later like Death Stranding, the still mysterious game from Hideo Kojima that packs in an all-star cast and comes with Guillermo del Toro as the director.