Top 5 Gift Ideas for People Who Own a PlayStation 4 in 2021

Top Gifts for PlayStation 4 Owners

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. 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:

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Best Last Minute Gifts for Gamers in 2020

Last minute shopping panic.

Last minute shopping panic.Maybe you have been busy at work? Maybe you have been attending concerts at school or holiday parties for work. Maybe you have been busy bringing kids to practices or games. Maybe you were just too busy preparing to host a holiday gathering at your house.

Either way, here you are, shopping at the last minute for birthday presents or Christmas gifts.

It might be too late to order some things online and have it delivered in time – especially if they are very popular and are currently out of stock. Either way, you don’t have the time to drive around town fighting crowds, searching for gifts, and standing in line, but what else can you do.

Luckily there are still several things you can get from Amazon if you are shopping for a video game enthusiast.

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Physical Video Game Copies vs. Digital Copies – Which is Better?

In previous years there was only one way to purchase video games. You went to your local store and bought the video game which was on a disc or cartridge.

Now video game systems along with the technology that supports them have advanced to the point where we have another option – Digital Copies. These digital copies are downloaded directly to your video game console and allow you to play the game just as you would with a physical copy of the game.

So what type of copy (physical or digital) should you buy when you purchase your next video game? Is one type better than the other?

Physical copies and digital copies both have their own advantages and drawbacks. So we decided to examine this topic by taking a look at the pros and cons of each option. As part of this examination, we are taking a look at this issue from the perspective of someone who wants to pre-order a video game that hasn’t been released yet.

If you are new to the world of gaming you might not be familiar with the concept of pre-ordering games. You can read more about what pre-ordering of video games is here.

So let’s begin.

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What is the Best Video Game Console for Families?

What is the Best Video Game Console for Families?

What is the Best Gaming System for Kids?Unless they were a gamer themselves, it is doubtful that very many parents have ever said, “What this family really needs is a video game system.” But even if you have never uttered those words your kids probably have. So what video game console is best for families the Playstation 4, Xbox One, or the Nintendo Switch console?

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Which PS4 Console Should You Buy? 500 GB vs. 1 TB console. PlayStation 4 Slim vs. PlayStation 4 Pro.

Updated November 2020

When you set out to buy a video game console it sounds like a straightforward process, but often it is more complicated than we expect as we have to consider more choices and options than we anticipated. This is true for the people looking to buy a PlayStation 4 as well. So let us help you make your way through this technological maze.

Sony is currently making two versions of the PlayStation 4 consoles the PlayStation 4 Slim & the PlayStation 4 Pro:

Both the PlayStation 4 Slim and the PlayStation 4 Pro have their own unique features. You will find each console sold by itself or as part of unique bundles, which we have shown at the end of this article. So let’s see how you can determine which console might be best for your situation.

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What is PlayStation Plus? | Everything You Need To Know

PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus is a Sony’s subscription service that is required to play games online for PS4 and the just-released PS5. You’ll need it to play a multiplayer game with people you’ve never met from around the world as well as to play co-op games with your friends and family who live nearby. With this service, individuals can access free games every month along with incredible discounts on games they buy on the PlayStation store. This service is available for purchase in all countries. Here is everything you should know about PlayStation Plus.

What Do You Get With PlayStation Plus?

PlayStation Plus comes with various incredible features that allow one to discover great games, new ways of playing, and connecting to friends.

The main reason that most people want a PlayStation Plus membership is that it gives them the option to participate in online multiplayer play (for games that have it) that lets gamers play online with friends and participate in tournaments. This allows them to join an international community of online players. Not only is there a very high number of games that have an online multiplayer mode, but gaming these days is very social and the ability to play with and talk to family and friends is very important to a lot of gamers.

Related the option for online multiplayer play PS Plus also has Share Play, which allows you to play multiplayer and co-op games with a friend or even hand control of single-player adventures over to them, even if they don’t own the game.

In addition to giving users access to online gameplay, a PS Plus membership also comes with two free PS4 games included every month which only members can play. You can therefore expand your game collection with indie games, multiplayer games, and blockbuster titles.

PlayStation Plus also includes incredible member discounts on pre-orders, games, and add-ons. Therefore, apart from the regular PS store promotional prices, beta trials as well as early access to demos, one can save on exclusive rewards reserved for members of this subscription.

Users also get 100GB of cloud storage space for saving games, meaning they can still recover their data that was stored on their PS4. Also, if you have a second PS4 and you want to play the same games on both consoles, you can transfer your progress from one machine to the next.

Finally, for certain games, PS Plus will give you exclusive game content like members-only skins, cosmetics, weapons, and more. How valuable these exclusives are to you really depends on if they are for games that you like to play.

What Does PlayStation Plus Cost & What Are the Subscription Lengths?

PlayStation Plus Memberships are sold in three different subscription lengths: monthly, quarterly, and yearly. As you might expect memberships for longer time periods will offer you the best value. When you do the math you will see that the monthly cost for PlayStation Plus is very affordable when you purchase the 12-month membership.

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What is PlayStation Now? | What You Need To Know

PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now is a video game subscription service from Sony. Users pay for a subscription to access a Netflix-style game library of PS2, PS3, and PS4 games. You can then choose your favorite game to play over the internet instead of needing to use a game disc to run each game title on your console like normally is the case. In this article, we will look at everything you need to know about PlayStation Now.

What Games Are On PlayStation Now?

Between the PS2, PS3, and PS4 titles, PlayStation Now gives you access to stream and play more than 800 games. Now, you can also download PS2 games and over 300 PS4 games onto your console to play locally.

These games range in prestige and value from the must-play games of the previous decade like The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, and unforgettable bargain bin titles. The games offered have improved over time to include anticipated games and those just about to get outdated.

You can see the entire list of games that are available on PS Now here.

Subscription Length & Cost

All PlayStation Now games are available on a monthly subscription-style similar to that available on Netflix. First-time subscribers have access to a seven-day free trial. To access the service after the free trial, they will need to buy a subscription.

PlayStation Now subscriptions can be purchased for different durations of time. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the longer subscription durations will offer the best values. Here are the 3 different subscription lengths you can currently choose from:

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Top 8 Best Accessories for Your PlayStation 4

Top PlayStation 4 Accessories

Top PlayStation 4 AccessoriesSo you just bought yourself a PlayStation 4, or maybe you gave it as a gift to someone else. Either way, the shopping doesn’t end there. Now you need to think about what are the best games to buy. You also need to figure out what accessories you want to buy as well.

Regardless of what PlayStation 4 console or bundle you purchased you will have what you need to get started. That being said, there are still going to be some must-have accessories that most gamers will want to have, but which ones are best for you?

Our following list of top accessories for PlayStation 4 consoles should help you navigate these waters if you are a new PS4 owner, or if you want to buy a gift for someone with a PlayStation 4.

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What Are Video Game Pre-Orders?

New video games are constantly being introduced. Prior to the release of new games, they are promoted in an effort to create excitement and demand much in the same way new movies are promoted.

Similar to how you can purchase tickets ahead of time for a big movie opening you can purchase video games before they are released as well. Purchasing a video game before it is released is called pre-ordering.

If you are excited about an upcoming new video game pre-ordering is a great way to ensure that you will be able to play that game as soon as it is released.

Ways to Pre-Order New Video Games

If you think you are interested in pre-ordering a game you should know that there are two ways to do it.

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