Keeping your PlayStation 4 clean and safe from having discs and other items stacked on it can be a real problem, especially if you live in a house with children, pets, or unruly roommates. There is a solution to these problems and it can all be fixed by a simple wall mount. By wall mounting your console, you can keep it safe from tiny fingers, and ensure that cleaning it won't require removing fur from the vents. Here are some details to decide if mounting your PlayStation 4 is right for you.

Wall mounting is a personal preference

When it comes to deciding between just placing your console on the entertainment center, or mounting it up on the wall, it really is just a personal preference. It's certainly not a requirement, but there are plenty of ways to do it and save yourself some space in the long run. Whether you've got some pesky roomies or you just like the look of it mounted by your TV, there are determining factors that will help you decide if this is a good move.

Mounting your system on the wall can save room, especially for those who are set in up in a bedroom, gaming nook, or limited on space due to apartment living. Getting your PlayStation 4 out of the way can also help with keeping it clean and cool for longer between cleanings. Since earlier models of the console can be turned on — or off — by an errant paw, tail, or a sneaky little finger, this also eliminates accidentally power loss.

However, you will need to remember to have your system close enough to connect your television, and wall mounting a console that hooks up to PlayStation VR might be more cords than you want to be draped across the wall. It can also cause problems if you charge your controllers using the USB ports as you'll need to get longer cords or stop playing while you charge up.

You also want to be careful with the mount you end up getting, based on the people in your house and the traffic they may cause. As easy as it is to bump a PlayStation off a shelf or table, it's just as easy to run into a wall and knock it off the mount as well. So, if you have not-so-little pups or crazy kids that can't stop knocking into things, you might want to be cautious when purchasing a mount.

These are great points to think about if you want to get a mount for your console. If you do decide that wall mounting is the way you want to go, there are plenty of accessories to make this process a breeze!

How do I wall mount my console?

To wall mount your PlayStation 4, you'll want to pick up a wall mount that fits for your specific model of the PlayStation 4, and then follow the instructions to get it hung on the wall. For those who have never put up a shelf before, you'll want to be sure that you don't mount directly onto drywall, unless it comes with drywall anchors, so a level, a Phillips head screwdriver, and a stud finder are all handy to have.

You can peruse through several different wall mounts, several of which have specifically been built to avoid damaging your console. Just be sure to double check that the mount you decide to order is compatible with the model of PlayStation 4 that you have at home. We've made sure to include the best one in our article, so you don't have too much of a hassle when searching for the best one.

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Questions?

Is your PlayStation 4 mounted? Do you prefer it on the entertainment center? Do you still have questions about wall mounting? Let us know about your set up in the comments below!

Updated June 2018: We've updated this article to give you the best information.

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