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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 June 6, 2016

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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 February 23, 2016

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

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

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 13, 2015

Costco Wholesale, a membership-only warehouse club, has released its deals for Thanksgiving weekend. The limited time promotion will run from November 27-29 at brick and mortar locations. Some deals will be available online starting November 26. You’ll be able to save on Google Chromecast, Fitbit, Smart HDTVs, clothing, PlayStation 4/Xbox One game console bundles, and many PC laptops.

The entire ad and our top picks can be seen below: expand full story

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 12, 2015

A few weeks ago we got a glimpse at some Toys R Us holiday promotions, but thanks to another leak we now have their entire Black Friday plans. The retailer will offer in-store doorbusters on Thanksgiving starting at 5pm and on Black Friday at 7am. Some deals will also go live online Thursday morning. The full 28-page ad features various video games, Apple devices, LEGO, kids’ toys, action figures, Blu-ray/DVD movies, and more.

Head below to check out the top deals and best pages from this year’s Toys R Us Black Friday ad: expand full story

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 11, 2015

(Update 11/12 8:30am): Higher quality ad scans and more deals have been added this post.

No other retailer does Black Friday quite like Walmart. The crowds, deals, and hype are all over-the-top when it comes to the largest retailer in the world. Now that its Black Friday ad has leaked, we are finally getting a look at all of the deals Walmart will have to offer.

This year Walmart says it’s armed with “its deepest availability on the most-wanted products in stores and online” so you should have a better chance of getting the deals you want. You’ll be able to shop the sale online throughout Thanksgiving day or at your local store starting at 6pm.

The extensive ad features deals on large HDTVs, game consoles, iPads, iPhones, toys, and pretty much everything in between. Every item on the back cover of the ad is eligible for Walmart’s 1-hour guarantee (more info below).

Head below to see our top picks from Walmart’s Black Friday ad: expand full story

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 10, 2015

Update (11/13 11:00am): It’s been a crazy morning, but we’ve got more deals. Best Buy added a number of pages and 300 items to its Black Friday ad, then took it down (for now). We have the latest pages from the ad and have updated our list of top deals below.

Best Buy has pulled back the curtain on its Black Friday plans and deals for this year. The jam-packed 27-page ad includes a tremendous amount of Apple gadgets, video games, HDTVs, media, and more. Best Buy stores are set to open their doors at 5PM on Thanksgiving, but many deals will go live online earlier in the day.

Don’t feel like waiting until the end of the month to shop? Some offers are available right now while supplies last.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 9, 2015

Until now, gamers would had to wait for the Battlefront Limited Edition PlayStation 4 bundle to release to get their hands on the Darth Vader DualShock 4 controller. Fortunately, Sony has announced the controller will soon be available to purchase on its own: expand full story

We’re getting our first look at the Sam’s Club Black Friday ad just days before its big one-day sale is set to kick off. The 6-page ad is heavy on tech with iPads, HDTVs, and games leading the way. While there have already been a bunch of iPad Air 2 deals tipped for Thanksgiving week, nearly all of them are for the Wi-Fi only model. Notably, Sam’s Club is discounting the Wi-Fi + Cellular version (64GB/128GB) by $175. Deals start Thanksgiving day online. Here are our top picks from the ad leak: expand full story

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 7, 2015

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Update (11/20 10:45am): GameStop has now released its Pre-Black Friday deals ad (you can view all the new deal pages below). We are seeing deep deals on games, console bundles and more starting on Tuesday November 24th. A few standouts include the Limited Edition 1TB Call of Duty Black Ops 3 PlayStation 4 bundle with a free copy of Destiny: The Taken King for $429.99 and the 500GB Star Wars Battlefront PS4 with a free Star Wars Carrier backpack for $350. You’ll also find a wide selection of titles for $20 or less including Bloodborne, which is matching the lowest price we have seen. You can check out the rest of this year’s best deals in our Best of Black Friday gaming roundup and in our Top 10 deals so far.

We’ve already shared a decent amount of Black Friday news and deals, but now we have our first truly major ad leak from a national retailer. GameStop’s 12-page Black Friday ad features deals on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 console bundles, new Nintendo 3DS XL, plus many gaming accessories. You’ll also find low prices on top games including Mortal Kombat X, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Continue on for a look at our top deals and the best pages from the ad…

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 5, 2015

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 3, 2015

Update (11/14 10:45am): Sale is now live! Many deals are selling out fast, but the $100 iTunes Gift Card Multipack for $79.47 is still available.

Sam’s Club is set to run a one-day only sale on November 14th that’ll offer its members some of the best pre-Black Friday deals we’ve seen so far this holiday season. The sale includes a number of products across a variety of categories including technology, games, jewelry, toys, and home goods.

Most notably, you can save $100 on a new iPhone 6s/Plus when purchased on a 2-year contract or get a free $200 Sam’s Club Gift Card on an installment plan. Both of these deals represent the best prices we’ve seen on Apple’s latest smartphones. iPad Air 2 (64GB/128GB) will receive a $150 discount. On the gaming front, PlayStation 4 with a free game will be just $299.

If you’re not a member yet but looking to cash in on these 1-day deals, we currently have one year memberships for as much as 50% off.

Head below for a full rundown of the sale: expand full story

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