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Know before you buy the PlayStation 4 Slim: Releasing in SA on Friday

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Last month we announced that pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 Slim opened in South Africa, and today we finally have the official release date, specs, and more from Ster Kinekor Entertainment.

Before you purchase

  • Please keep it mind that the PS4 Pro will also release in South Africa within the next few months - and currently some retailers list it at the same price as the PS4 Slim. While both consoles offer HDR imaging (all PS4 systems after update 4.0 do), the PS4 Pro also promises 4K features.
  • The PS4 Slim is the same as the current PS4 - it's just slimmer, more power efficient, and includes other smaller tweaks.
  • PS4 Slim cosmetic tweaks include things like positioning with the stand, and different shades of black.
  • Make sure your TV supports HDR (and 4K for the PS4 Pro)
  • Not all games support HDR, PlayStation is expanding the list and updating games

The PS4 Slim, is therefore, aimed at customers who either don't yet own a PlayStation, or they own a PlayStation 3. But again, the PS4 Pro is coming.

PS4 Slim Specs

The PS4 Slim releases in South Africa on Friday, 4 November. Herewith all the details for the PS4 Slim as per press release.

"Approaching its third year since launch, PS4’s games portfolio is stronger than ever, and will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles from third-party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios such as Gravity Rush 2, Horizon Zero Dawn (SIE WWS), Persona5 (ATLUS CO., LTD.) and The Last Guardian (SIE WWS). SIE is focused on expanding PS4’s ecosystem by introducing new system features like HDR, launching high quality exclusive PlayStation games, pushing innovation in gaming through PlayStation®VR, and building online services offered on PlayStationTMNetwork."

"The internal architecture of the new PS4 system has been revamped, reducing its volume by more than 30% compared to the previous models and reducing its weight by 25% and 16% compared to the first (CUH-1000 series) and current (CUH-1200 series) models respectively. Also, the new PS4 system is more energy efficient, as the power consumption has been cut by more than 34% and 28% compared to the very first and current models.

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The form factor of the new system inherits the slanted body design of the previous models, with the foreside and backside of its body slightly angled. The corners are trimmed and curved, giving it a softer impression that would appeal to a wider range of audience.  The new simple look, with gloss finished PS family mark designed on the center of the top surface, will fit perfectly wherever it is placed.

Furthermore, looking ahead to the future of imaging technology, all PS4 systems including the new slimmer model and PlayStation®4 Pro will support HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging technology*2, which enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world."

PS4 Slim SA Price List & Availability

The PS4 Slim will release with a 1TB and 500GB (RRP R5199) option, but given the massive install size of games I am not even going to list the 500GB options. Believe me, you'll regret not paying R800 more for the bigger HD space.

Please take note: Prices differ per retailer depending on extras. All prices reflected as at the time of writing. Loot might've not updated their price for the Infinite Warfare bundle, or it's the best place to purchase the PS4 Slim.

Check out the video below by PlayStation Access for even more PlayStation 4 Slim details.


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