A PlayStation 4 ProSource: Android Central

Best answer: Yes, if you haven't gotten a PlayStation 4 yet, there's plenty of great games worth playing. If you care about the best graphics possible, you should go for a PlayStation 4 Pro, while if you just want to play only a few games, the PlayStation 4 Slim is the better option.

Should you buy a PlayStation 4 with the PlayStation 5 coming in 2020?

If you haven't picked up a PlayStation 4 yet, or you need a new one, there's still a lot of games that are going to be worth playing before the PlayStation 5 releases. God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Days Gone have all released over the last couple of years and provide experiences exclusive to the PlayStation 4. Additionally, big games are still on the way for the PlayStation 4, including The Last of Us Part II, Nioh 2, and Ghost of Tsushima.

Will my PlayStation 4 content carry over to the PlayStation 5?

Yes. Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 is backward compatible with the PlayStation 4, so you'll be able to play any games you buy for your PlayStation 4 on the new console as well. All your investments on the PlayStation platform will be accessible moving forward.

This is a good time to get a deal

Since this is the last year before the PlayStation 5 is set to release, Black Friday and holiday sales are going to be one of the best times ever to grab a PlayStation 4. Prices will be at the lowest ever, while games will also be discounted and all but a handful of the PlayStation 4's exclusives have been released. This is also likely last "good" time to get a PlayStation 4.

After the discounts and prices revert following the holidays, it's probably in your best interest to save the money you'd put towards a PlayStation 4 and save up for a PlayStation 5. After all, you'll be able to buy the same games and use them there.

Our pick

PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB

Simplicity at its best

The PlayStation 4 Slim is perfect for simply grabbing and using to play a handful of big games, especially for those who don't care about the absolute highest-end graphics.

Another solid choice

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB

Get the best

The PlayStation 4 Pro is Sony's mid-generation refresh console, a system capable of better graphics and smoother frame rates, though naturally at a higher cost.

Load up on games

PlayStation Store Gift Card

Easy to stock up

PlayStation gift cards are an easy way to grab currency for games, add-ons, themes and more on the PlayStation Store. They also come in a wide variety of denominations.

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