Top 4 Gifts Ideas for People Who Own a PlayStation 4 for 2017

Top Gifts for PlayStation 4 OwnersIf you are trying to find the perfect gift for someone’s birthday or during the holidays you already know it can be very difficult. Unless the person you are shopping for has given you a list to work off of the task of finding that gift can feel impossible.

If the person you are having a hard time shopping for is a gamer, and you know which video game console they have, finding the perfect gift might be a lot easier than you think.

If the person you are shopping for owns a PlayStation 4 there are a lot of great gift ideas for you to consider. In order to help make your shopping easier we have come up with our list of top 4 gift ideas for PlayStation 4 owners along with some information and links for each idea so that you can find the perfect gift.

Here is Our Countdown of the Top 4 Gifts for PlayStation 4 Owners:

#4 Games

At number 4 in our countdown is games. this is probably the most obvious gift for any video gamer because there are always new video games being released and most people are looking forward to that “next big game” that is about to be released. However, unless you know what games the person you’re shopping for is into or unless they provided you with a list to go off of it can be hard to decide what game to buy, which is why we didn’t put this idea at the top of our list.

Once you know the game you want to buy you will still need to decide if you want get a physical or digital copy of the game. When you buy a physical copy it means that you are getting the actual video game disc that you can insert into the PlayStation console. In other words you actually have something physical that you can hold onto. Conversely when you purchase a digital copy of a game you will receive a code that will allow a person to download a digital copy of the game onto the hard drive of their console. Owners of both physical and digital copies of video games experience and play the games in the same way, but both physical and digital copies have their own unique pros and cons. Most people prefer one over the other, but for situations where there isn’t a clear preference you might be interested in reading our article titled, Physical Video Game Copies vs. Digital Copies – Which is Better?

If you want some ideas about which video game titles you might want to buy click here to the the top PlayStation 4 games for 2017.

#3 Accessories

Coming in at number 3 on our countdown of gift ideas is accessories. Accessories are a great idea especially for people who might have recently gotten their PlayStation 4 console..

As soon as they get their PlayStation 4 most people begin thinking about the accessories they want to get for it. The console comes with everything you need to start playing right out of the box, but there are many accessories available to help you customize your console or make your gaming experience better.

Most accessories will fall into one of the following categories:

If you want to learn more about the different types of accessories available and what you should consider when buying each one you can read our article about the top accessories for the PlayStation 4.

#2 PlayStation Store Gift Card

It is always frustrating to give someone a gift that never gets used. The great part about PlayStation Store Gift Cards is that they are a gift that everyone with an PlayStation will be able to make use of and that is why they are at the number 2 spot on our list.

PlayStation 4 Gift Cards can be used to purchase and download new PlayStation games and add-ons as well as classic PlayStation games. You can also rent or purchase movies and TV shows to download or stream on your console.

You can buy digital gift cards that will give you a code you can redeem. You can also get an actual physical gift card. They both should work equally well.

Here is a video that shows how easy it is to redeem your PlayStation Store Gift Card:

No matter what denomination you are for you can find cards ranging between $10 and $100 dollars. You can purchase PlayStation Store Gift Cards from Amazon by clicking here.

That brings us to our #1 idea in our countdown of gift ideas…

#1 PlayStation Plus Membership

The PlayStation Plus Membership is the number 1 item on our countdown because it is probably the one thing that almost all PlayStation 4 owners have and would have the hardest time doing without.

The PlayStation Plus Membership is a subscription service the gives members several different benefits. The main benefit is that it allows people to play multiplayer games online with their friends. However, if your friends are not online when you are you can still play online with random people. In other words, you aren’t just limited to playing with your friends. The second thing the PlayStation Plus Membership gives people each month is access to free games. The third thing members get is exclusive deals and discounts in the PlayStation Store.

While the free games and the discounts in the PlayStation Store are great the #1 reason the vast majority of people buy a PlayStation Plus Membership is for the online gaming. It should also be noted that some video games can ONLY be played online and are useless with a PlayStation Plus Membership. In addition, if you want to take advantage of the multiplayer features of some games (specifically playing with friends online) a PlayStation Plus Membership will be required.

Here is a video showing how easy it is to redeem your PlayStation Plus Membership:

PlayStation Plus Memberships are available in different time durations. Not surprisingly the memberships with the longer durations will offer the best value:

When considering buying a PlayStation Plus Membership as a gift you might worry that the person you are shopping for already has a membership. Well, if the person you are buying it for has had their PlayStation for any significant amount of time they probably have a membership already, but don’t let that keep you from buying a membership. If you buy a PlayStation Plus Membership For someone who is already a member they can simply hold on to the membership and add it to their account when the current one expires. Almost every PS4 owner who has a membership will continue to buy them year after year. So the gift of a membership is a gift that is sure to be used.

Conclusion

Hopefully our countdown made it easier for you to pick out the perfect gift for the PlayStation 4 owner in your life. However, if you are not sure which game they want the most or which accessory they might need remember that you can’t go wrong with either a PlayStation 4 Gift Card or a PlayStation Plus Membership – with both choices guaranteed to be something that will be appreciated and get used.

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