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PlayStation 4 (PS4) replaced PlayStation 3 (PS3) in 2013 as Sony’s flagship video game console. It’s a direct competitor to Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U. Every PS4 comes with a Dualshock 4 wireless controller, which features a six-axis sensor, touch pad, and SHARE button.

The console’s connectivity options and tech specs include HDMI out, digital out (optical audio) Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, Blu-ray/DVD optical drive, 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, an eight core X86 CPU, and 500GB/1TB storage capacities. Exclusive PS4 game titles include Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Last Guardian, and Ratchet & Clank.

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories May 4

expiredPDP’s PlayStation 4 Remote lets your console behave like a set top box: $14.50 (Reg. up to $25)

Amazon is offering the PDP PlayStation 4 Remote Control for $14.53 Prime shipped. If you are not a Prime member, orders that exceed $25 will qualify for free shipping. That’s over $10 off the going rate found at retailers like Best Buy and is the lowest price we’ve tracked. With pressure to buy all sorts of set top boxes and streaming sticks, this remote lets you pass them up and use the PlayStation 4 already at home. It will make your streaming experience feel more natural, allowing you to leave your DualShock fully charged for the next gaming session. Rated 4+ stars from over 65% of reviewers.

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories April 23

expiredBoost PS4 storage while retaining its good looks w/ WD’s 4TB Gaming Drive: $92 (Reg. $120)

Amazon is offering the WD 4TB Gaming Drive for $91.99 shipped. That’s $27 off the going rate found at retailers like Best Buy and is within $2 of the lowest price we have tracked. If you have a PS4, it’s shocking how quickly the internal HDD fills up. This forces you to pick and choose between which games you keep around, which is an ordeal that nobody enjoys. Grab this drive you’ll be able to store roughly 100 games before you run into any storage concerns. You’ll also love the matching PlayStation colors. Rated 4.8/5 stars.

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories March 22

Earlier today Sid Shuman, the Director of Social Media at PlayStation, announced that the console manufacturer would begin hosting a recurring news event called State of Play. As you may expect, the event will cover updates revolving around PlayStation 4 and PS VR including new game trailers, announcements, and more.

Considering that PlayStation pulled out of E3, it is exciting to see that the company plans to return to the stage not just once, but in a recurring manner. Now that Nintendo has Direct and Microsoft has Inside Xbox, the announcement of PlayStation’s State of Play is certain to be welcomed by its fans. expand full story

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories March 19

expiredShake things up w/ the PlayStation VR Astro Bot + Moss Bundle: $208 shipped ($40+ off)

SNG Trading via Rakuten is offering the PlayStation VR Astro Bot Rescue Mission + Moss Bundle for $208.21 shipped when coupon code SAVE15 has been applied during checkout. Note: You will need to be logged in to a free Rakuten account to use this code. That’s $40+ off the what you’d spend at Amazon, is a match for our last mention, and the second best price we have tracked. If you haven’t played PSVR, now is the time. It brings a whole new type of gameplay to your home that feels super futuristic and fun. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories February 20

If you are a fan of Mario games but prefer the PlayStation ecosystem, there’s a good chance you have spent some time playing the LittleBigPlanet series. The simple fact that it sports easy controls and couch co-op make it a must-have for most gamers since the series is quite approachable and creates a foundation for pro and amateur players to have fun together. Media Molecule, the team responsible for bringing LittleBigPlanet to the masses is nearing an Early Access release of its latest game, Dreams. Anyone who missed its debut at PSX 2017 can compare it in some ways to Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories February 5

expiredHead to Pandora w/ a PlayStation VR Borderlands 2 + Beat Saber Bundle for $285 ($65 off), more

SNG Trading via Rakuten is offering the PlayStation VR Borderlands 2 + Beat Saber Bundle for $284.71 shipped when coupon code SAVE15 has been applied during checkout. Note: You will need to be logged in to a free Rakuten account to use this code. That’s $65 off the going rate found at retailers like Amazon and is the best price we can find right now. If you’ve played Borderlands 2 before, you know that it’s all about going in guns blazing and coming back out with tons of loot. This bundle has everything needed to get you into Pandora and make it feel more realistic than ever before. Rated 4.2/5 stars

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories June 6, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Skylanders SuperChargers Pack from $20, $50 GameStop gift card for $43, iOS freebies, more

Update (6/6 11:55am):

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack on Wii U for $19.99 shipped for Prime members only. Originally $75, this is matching the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for on Wii U. While we have seen the other versions dip a bit lower, both the Xbox One and PS4 version are currently down at $20. GCU members can get an even better deal, as Best Buy is offering it on Wii U for $20 right now as well. 

Other notables include, after the PS4 version hit $15 recently, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on Xbox One is down to $15 Prime shipped right now. We are also seeing Nintendo Selects: Yoshi’s New Island at just over $18 Prime shipped (within less than $1 off all-time low) and we still have Evolve from $10 Prime shipped (Reg. $14+).

Update: the GameStop card is out of stock at Staples now, but we spotted another one on eBay as well, along with others.

Over at Staples, you can grab a $50 GameStop gift card for just $41.99 shipped today. That’s nearly 15% off your next purchase at GameStop, either in-store or online. GameStop is also participating in the official Xbox One price drop that is now in effect with 1TB options + multiple games from $319.

Before you head below for today’s iOS offerings, we saw the Steam Controller drop to its best price ever at Amazon over the weekend, along with the Steam Link console.

The latest Free App of the Week is live and Bad Piggies is still at its lowest price in years. Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS deals including Skill Game, WikiLinks, Ninja vs Samurai Zombies, Braveland and more:

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories April 14, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: PS4 Star Wars Bundle w/ DSIII & Fallout 4 $389, Razer BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard $80, freebies, more

Update (4/14 1:10pm):

In today’s best game/app deals, Newegg’s official eBay Store offers the PlayStation 4 Star Wars Battlefront Bundle with a free copies of Dark Souls 3 and Fallout 4 for $389 shipped. This bundle currently sells for around $350 or so, meaning you get both the extra games for just $30. In total this bundle carries a $450 value or more. And we also have the  the Xbox One 1TB Console 3 Games Bundle (GOW, Rare Replay, Ori) for $314.99 shipped (Reg. $350).

If you’re just looking to pickup these game individually, remember Amazon’s 20% off promo will work on DSIII right now, bringing its total down to just $48 shipped for Prime members.

Best Buy offers the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $79.99 shipped. Usually listed around $90, an $85 deal on Amazon is making the rounds online today, but you can get it for even less at Best Buy. Rated 4+ stars from over 620 Amazon customers.

While we are talking hardware/accessories, over at the PlayStation Gear Store, we spotted The Last of Us Brock Brick Plush toy (Reg. $25) and the Last of Us Giraffe plush from $9.99 each (Reg. $25 each). You’l also find the Art of Naughty Dog hardcover book down at $19.99 (Reg. $28, Orig. $40).

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering Fallout 4 on PC for $29.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. This is within a few dollars of the lowest we have seen from a trusted retailer and current best price available. Amazon is currently offering the console version within a few dollars of its all-time low.

There are only a few hours left to hit up the Apple 50% off game sale and the latest Free App of the WeekToday’s best iOS/Mac deals include Instaflash, Word², Dr. Panda & Toto’s Treehouse and more

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories April 8, 2016

As part of its ongoing 2-day sale, Best Buy has an interesting combo deal with the PlayStation 4 Call of Duty Black Ops III Bundle and a Sharp 43-inch LED 1080p Smart Roku TV for $499.98 shipped. This PS4 bundle is regularly listed at $349.99 from GameStop, Amazon and most other retailers, which brings the effective price on the HDTV down to just $150. While this particular model Sharp Roku TV is a Best Buy exclusive, it usually sells for $320+ on its own or as much as $400 from third-party Amazon sellers.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories March 20, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Disney Infinity 3.0 Figures starting at $5, Just Dance 2016 for PS4 $20, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy select Disney Infinity 3.0 Figures with prices starting at $4.99. That’s $9 off the regular sale price and and the lowest we can find for most of them by $5. Other retailers are charging at least double these prices. You can choose in-store pickup to avoid the $2.98 shipping fee.

These figures allow you to access play sets and experience the “thrilling adventures of Disney Infinity: 3.0 Edition. Unleash a host of high-tech abilities as you prepare to save the day yet again. You love the movies, now get ready to start an original adventure that’s of your own creation.”

More new deals for today:

Just Dance 2016 for PlayStation 4 $20 (Orig. $40) | Best Buy via eBay

RCA 42-inch LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV $200 (Orig. $270) | Walmart

Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories February 23, 2016

expiredStar Wars Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle + Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid $400 shipped ($500 value), more

Update (2/23 11:10am): The official Newegg eBay Store is offering the Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Ultimate Bundle w/ a free copy of Far Cry Primal and a  Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Wireless Controller for $349.99 shipped. Combined together, that’s a $480 value for $350. The console bundle on its own goes for between $320 and $350+ on its own. Far Cry Primal releases today for Xbox One and PS4. Amazon is still offering it for $47.99 shipped to its Prime members, and Best Buy GCU members can score a deal on it right now as well.

Newegg’s official eBay Store is offering the Star Wars Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle with a Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid for $399.99 shipped. The console bundle regularly sells for around $350, while BB-8 fetches between $135 and $150 from Amazon, Apple and Sphero, bringing you a savings of $80+.

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories February 2, 2016

Just when you thought we’ve reached peak Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this morning has brought news of a fresh LEGO game based on the recently released film. The upcoming title will be available on Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and a handful of other platforms this summer. Head below for pre-order details (including a special discount for Prime members), a full look at the trailer and a gallery of screenshots.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories January 12, 2016

Update (1/13 1:05pm): Amazon has now launched an official page for the promo, which appears to be as wide-ranging as we originally suggested while extended discounted periods until after the game has released by two weeks or so.

With the deep discounts Best Buy’s GCU program offers gamers, Amazon tends to launch its own video game pre-order bonuses and deals. Right now, the major retailer is offering its Prime members (free trial) a solid $12 discount, automatically applied in the cart, when purchasing any one of a massive list of yet-to-be-released titles. The promo is eligible on just about every $60 pre-order Amazon has to offer right now including highly anticipated PS4 and Xbox One releases like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Legend of Zelda, Gears of War 4 and more: expand full story

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 26, 2015

Update (11/26 9:07am): Trusted game dealer Antonine via eBay Daily Deals has the PlayStation 4 500GB Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle for $289.99 shipped right now, which is the current lowest direct price available.

We are starting to see the Black Friday console bundle deals hit at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop and more. As expected Target has a fantastic deal on Xbox One with the added value of the gift card, while many of the other console options are available at multiple retailers. While we will be adding more throughout the day, here are our top picks:

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 25, 2015

expiredCowboom 20% off sitewide: Apple Watch 38mm Milanese Loop Stainless Steel (pre-owned) $359 shipped (Orig. $649), more

Cowboom, a subsidiary of Best Buy, is taking 20% off sitewide with coupon code YESPLEASE2015. This promotion cannot be combined with items sold and shipped by Best Buy or the deal of the day. Shipping varies by item, and as always you’ll want to pay particularly close attention to listings for item condition.

This promo code works on Cowboom’s selection of pre-owned Apple Watch Stainless Steel models, with prices starting at $240 after the previously mentioned promo code. Our top pick is the 38mm Milanese Loop Stainless Steel model for $358.39 shipped (Orig. $649). If you don’t mind a pre-owned option, this deal delivers some of the lowest prices that we’ve seen. If you’re in the market for a Sport model, then you’ll want to take a look at Target’s Early Black Friday sale. However, Stainless Steel buyers may find enough difference in savings to justify the pre-owned models.

With your savings, grab a new band for your Apple Watch.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 23, 2015

Today we’re taking a look at the new limited edition Star Wars Battlefront Playstation 4. Obviously, there’s not much to say here as far as functionality goes, because well.. It’s a PS4. Pretty straightforward in that department, but the design is on another level…

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 19, 2015

expiredPS4 Nathan Drake Collection bundle is already available at Black Friday pricing: $300 shipped (Reg. $350)

After going over every game deal to hit for Black Friday so far, it is clear PS4 and Xbox One console bundles will be available for $299.99 just about everywhere. While some retailers will be throwing in some extra goodies or just straight up gift cards with Xbox One, the PS4 deals have been largely based around the straight up $50 discount. Even those particular bundles may be hard to get online or have very limited stock when Black Friday rolls around.

Fortunately trusted game dealer Antonline via eBay Daily Deals is already offering the PlayStation 4 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle for $299.99 shipped right now. That’s the first time this bundle has been available for this low and the lowest direct discount we can find on any PS4. It ships with all the usual extras plus a digital code for the Nathan Drake Collection.

Head over to our game roundups for all the best deals across every platform, everyday of the week. Today we have the lowest price ever on Madden NFL 16, FIFA 16 and Guitar Hero Live.

Keep a close eye on 9to5Toys over the next couple weeks for all the best gaming deals of the season. You can prepare yourself with this complete breakdown of the best console and game deals we have seen so far, and our top 10 deals of Black Friday 2015 list.

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 16, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: NHL 16 $40, FIFA 16 $40, PS4 Disney Infinity Limited Star Wars bundle $350, iOS freebies, more

Update (11/16 12:50pm):

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering NHL 16 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $39.99 shipped. That’s $20 under the original listing, matching our previous one day sale and the best price we can find. It still goes for $59.99 at most retailers including GameStop. We also spotted EA’s FIFA 16 on on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $39.99 shipped (recently matched at Walmart), which is also he best price we can find and matching the best we have seen outside of a limited bundle deal.

As for console deals, Walmart is offering the PlayStation 4 Disney Infinity 3.0 Limited Edition Star Wars 500GB Console Bundle for $349 with free in-store pickup (Reg. $449). That’s $100 off and the best price we can find. Best Buy is offering one free game ($60 or less) with the purchase of select Xbox One console bundles.

We have rounded up all the best Black Friday gaming deals from GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart and more into one helpful roundup and you can see the rest of this year’s best deals in our Black Friday coverage hub. In case you missed it earlier, Hitman Sniper for iOS hit its lowest price ever on the App Store and the latest Free App of the Week is Readdle’s PDF Expert 5.

Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS/Mac price drops including Table Tennis Touch, The Lost City, Classics, 8bitWar: Apokalyps and more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

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