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What You Need to Know before You Buy a PlayStation 4

Find out what you need to know before you buy a PS4 in this Howcast video featuring expert gamer Rob Pimental.

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So you want a Playstation 4 and you wanna know what you should know before you make that purchase decision. Well, there are a couple of things you're gonna wanna keep in mind. For instance? Right now it's a pretty new console. And what that means is, like every new console, there isn't a huge library of games to jump into, and that can cause a lot of droughts in between periods where you don't really have anything to play, and that could really make it seem like a bad purchase decision? It's just really sort of one of the inherent flaws that comes with being an early adoptor to new techonology.

Another thing you should keep in mind is that what you're paying for right now is the highest you will be paying for a console. You know, you've never really seen in the history of console gaming, the price of a console go up over time, it only ever goes down. So, just know that what you're paying for right now is the most you're goona pay for this thing.

So, another thing you should keep in mind is the extra fees associated with a new console. A lot of people think you just buy the box and you're good to go, but that's not always the case! For instance, if you wanna play games online you're gonna require Playstation Plus and that's gonna be a monthly fee, that's gonna vary depending on how you're getting Playstation Plus. On top of that, you're gonna need games! And games are not cheap. Depending on where you live they could be anywhere from 60 dollars upwards. So those are extra costs that are associated with it. If you wanna play something like playroom or have the camera first streaming, that's an extra cost to get the Playstation 4 camera. These are all little things that you need to keep in mind before you make a purchase decision so you know how much you're going to be spending.

The other thing you need to know is what is coming to the Playstaiton 4 or any console you're gonna buy. This is a decision that you're gonna be making, that you're probably going to live with for the next couple of years. If you're gonna stick it out for the rest of the generation, you're looking at 5-7 years so you wanna make sure that the games that are coming to this console are the style of games you wanna play so that you know you're picking the right console for you. You also wanna know what other people are buying in relation to online gaming! If all of your friends are buying an Xbox One, and you wanna play games online with your friends, well its pretty obvious choice what you need to buy. Same thing with the Playstation 4, if they're all getting Playstation 4s and you wanna play Call of Duty with them, Battlefield, then it makes it so much easier to decide what you're gonna be buying.

So all of these sorta come together in the things you should keep in mind and think about before you throw down the money on this console.

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