If you're shopping for someone who is a huge PlayStation 4 fan and you're not entirely sure what that means, know that you are not alone. Shopping for a gamer isn't always the easiest thing in the world. It's doubly hard if they're the type to go out and buy the latest game the first day it's available. If your PlayStation 4 fan has switched to shopping digital, you may not even be able to see what games they have without tipping them off. So what do you do for gifts?
This controller is expensive, there is no denying that, but the Astro C40 TR is pretty amazing too. With the number of customizable parts on this controller, the c40 TR can be just about anything you want it to be. This flexibility is a massive boon considering how much personal preference comes into play on controller layouts. PlayStation opted for a symmetrical design on the DualShock, but most find asymmetrical to be more ergonomic. The C40 TR lets the player choose.
A gift that keeps on giving
One of the best parts of playing PlayStation games is being able to play with friends online. For many PS4 games, that means having a PlayStation Plus subscription. This service not only gets your PS4 owner access to playing with friends online but also exclusive sales and discounts. As well as giving them two free games every month as part of the subscription, the price of which usually amounts to more than what you paid for the whole year's subscription.
Communication is key
Astro's entry-level wired headset is one of its most compelling options, especially when you weigh the quality you get for the price. Made from "damage resistant polycarbonate," the A10's can take a beating that would sideline most headsets. You may not be getting much in the way of fancy features, but you do get a reliable, well-made, and great-sounding headset with in-line volume control and omnidirectional mic featuring flip-up muting.
Make room for more
No matter which PlayStation system the gamer in your life has, one thing can be guaranteed. Sooner or later, their hard drive will run out of space. Seagate's slim-line, compact design that can fit just about anywhere on your entertainment center. Not only that, but it's officially licensed by PlayStation and has a perfect design that will fit right in with the console. This edition comes with 2TB, but non-licensed versions are also available in 4TB.
The next stop in reality
Lots of people who play games enjoy feeling immersed in story and graphics, and PlayStation VR is Sony's effort to take that feeling a step further. It's a VR headset that lets people enjoy looking around from inside the game and offers a whole new set of games exclusive to the experience. This headset works with Sony's PlayStation Move controllers, which allows you to reach out with your hands and interact with the VR worlds seen in the headset.
This beast of a dock is compatible with every PS4 model, including the Pro. As a cooling stand, it'll make sure your console never overheats. It also features two docks on its side for a fast 2-hour charging time and a built-in protector chip so that you aren't ruining the batteries by overcharging. It also offers storage space for up to 12 games. Keep your favorite titles on display for all to see.
Give their favorite color
Just as some gamers might want a professional controller, many of us enjoy the ease of a standard DualShock 4. Our enjoyment of the basic controller doesn't mean we need to settle for boring black. Pick up a DualShock 4 in your gamer's favorite color. With dozens of shades and designs offered, there is bound to be one you know they will love.
A little extra
For just a little bit of extra control without going all-in on an expensive professional controller, pick up a DualShock 4 Back Button. This attachment will add two extra customizable buttons for mapping and works with a standard DualShock 4. This is great for a gamer who wants just a little bit extra for not much extra; it is a fraction of what most pro controllers cost.
An ace in the hole
When in doubt, a gift card is always something a gamer will enjoy. Especially with the option of digital games becoming so popular, it's challenging to know which titles somebody already owns. With a PlayStation Store gift card, they can buy a new game, DLC, or some in-game items they've been eyeing which you might not know about. They could even hold onto the gift in their PlayStation wallet until a sale to get several games at once!
Give with confidence
With a few items to get you started shopping for the PlayStation gamer in your life, any of these will likely put a smile on their face. But a pro-gaming controller like the Astro c40 TR's (opens in new tab) might make it a sheer grin. It is so customizable that it can fit anybody's preference for layout and comfort, and it is something not everybody would splurge to buy themselves. However, that price tag doesn't make it a gift everybody can give, and there is no shame in that.
You will never go wrong with a PlayStation Store gift card (opens in new tab), it can be any game your gamer wants and who can say no to that. With values ranging from $10 to $100, it can fit any budget, and they don't expire. If that title they were hoping hasn't released just yet, it can be saved in their PlayStation wallet for when they want to use it.
But, no matter what you decide to get for your gamer, the fact that you are putting to understand their hobby. Helping them find something they'll enjoy is what means the most.
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