What to Look for When Shopping For a PlayStation 4
Released in 2013, the Sony PlayStation 4 offers the entire family an immersive gaming experience. Packed with innovative technology, the PS4 is the console that brought Sony's gaming technology into the modern era. The PS4 is 10 times more powerful than its predecessor, the highly-acclaimed PS3, and comes complete with features such as Blu-ray and DVD disc drive so you can watch movies on your device as well. At Walmart, you can find the PS4 console as well as a wide range of accessories and games at Every Day Low Prices.
What's in the Box?
You can opt for a console that comes as a bundle with one or two games, or you can purchase it on its own and buy your favorite games separately. No matter what option you choose, you'll find the following in the box:
- PS4 500 GB console
- Dualshock 4 wireless controller
- Mono headset
- HDMI cable
- MicroUSB charging cable
Understanding the Technical Specifications
The PS4 comes with an AMD 8-core CPU with x86 based architecture, which allows you to play all types of games without any lags or hiccups. The fast graphics generated by the processor are further boosted by the 8 GB GDDR5 memory, as well as a lot of space to store your downloaded games and saves on a 500 GB hard drive. A 1 TB version is also available to give you even more space for all your games. Two USB ports on front of the console make it easy for you to plug in your accessories, while the HDMI port for connecting the console to the TV is located in the back.
DualShock 4 Features
One DualShock 4 controller is included with the console, and you can purchase others separately for when you want to engage in multiplayer gaming. The controller weighs only 7.4 ounces for a light and comfortable feel, and features capacitive touch input for greater control as well as a brightly-colored "Light Bar" speaker.
Share button: This button allows you to record and upload screenshots and videos to the Internet. It's a great feature if you want to share your gameplay with your friends, or upload it on your YouTube channel.
Touchpad: Located on the front of the DualShock 4 controller, the touchpad is clickable and its functionality varies according to the game. The 2-point clickable touchpad lets gamers to swipe, zoom, scroll, and pinch with ease.
Light bar: The light bar is used for motion tracking and VR technology and can light up in different colors in response to various games.
Sony PlayStation Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0
Featuring a minimalistic design, the Sony PlayStation wireless stereo headset 2.0 offers 7.1 virtual surround sound and an internal microphone so that players can easily communicate with teammates. The headset is foldable for easy transport, and it features multiple pre-set sound modes.
Innovative design: Designed with gamers in mind, the Sony PlayStation wireless stereo headset 2.0 is also a good option for those moments when you want to enjoy a good movie. You can connect the headset via USB to a wide range of devices including laptops, tablets or other Sony consoles.
Crystal clear sound: The headset features a noise-reduction function so you can send clear voice messages to your gaming party. Thanks to the internal microphone, the members of your team are able to hear all your commands clearly.
Immersive gaming: The 7.1 virtual surround sound capabilities of the Sony PlayStation wireless headset mean that you're able to hear your enemies coming at you or feel the explosions around you in a realistic way.
Buying Top Games for the PS4 Console
Games for the Sony PS4 are available separately and in bundles, and they come in a wide range of genres to suit all preferences. From first-person shooter and car racing games to superhero and kids titles, our selection of PS4 games include something for everyone. Some of the most popular games to try on your PS4 console are:
- Call of Duty
- God of War
- Far Cry
- Grand Theft Auto
- Final Fantasy
- Disney Infinity
- MLB The Show