This is a guide that parents can read, helping them to become informed about why the PS4 would make a great gift.
Not only is the best option for parents to get their kids a PS4 but is also cause is the most intelligent option, the reason why I mention this, is because it will save them money in the long run, next year the Switch and xbonex are going to be dry as desert in terms of new games, still lets say their parents buy their kids a Switch or xbonex, next year probably their kids will start leaving those things gathering dust because their exclusives are none existent, this will cause their kids to ask for another console hence the PS4 because of their constant released of great games, so in the end daddy's and mommy's will need to spend more, so is pretty obvious why the PS4 is best option. ;)
Best advice for parents buying the PS4 for Christmas: Prepare to go broke from all the amazing games and exclusives if you buy stuff at release. And with VR being awesome too, prepare to go to the poorhouse. Such is the life of a happy PS4 owner.
There is a huge amount of good (subjective) games for the PS4 many of which are under $20 USD. Of course, there are the latest AAA games which will cost. The main difficulty with any type of gaming is finding the time to play and this can be very difficult if you have more than one person who is interested in gaming since all families or household members will have to compromise if they are sharing a TV (HD or UHD). There is nothing more annoying if one member of the household loves to watch sport while another likes movies or shows while others want to game. It can even be more stressful if you have two or more gamers in the household.
My advice: Buy the X instead!
Are you serious? I can get a PS4 for $200 dollars right now and save so much money
X? Nah. People that are old enough to appreciate resolutions and graphics will generally know what they want, so parents don't need a "console war" recommendation on which to get. They will have been asked. The question is more for parents of younger children, and will probably be between PS4 slim/One S/Switch. Switch is still the most kid-friendly console, it's just what Nintendo do. Xbox has the best parental controls. PS4 has the most games "for mummy and daddy".
Buy an X and enjoy the best quality in console gaming for the next four years. Any PS4 bought now will be a laughing stock in school playgrounds and parents will be forced to upgrade with no surety of back compat.
Cant be as much of a laughing stock as Xbox has been this whole gen. You know it.
In terms of performance yes it has been but it's turned on PlayStation and the performance delta is even worse
Let them know if they buy it's going to be rollercoaster ride with the wallet with all the amazing exclusives released & being released on the amazing machine known as the PS4.
My advice: do NOT buy Star Wars Battlefront 2
My kids love Battlefront 2. They aren't allowed to throw money away on micro-transactions anyway (the joys of modern day parenting), so none of the controversy really touches them.
"They aren't allowed to throw money away on micro-transactions anyway " , lol because they won't find ways to be able to do that right ?, those little rascals are very imaginative to find ways to do stuff without making their parents not to notice. XD
Parents beware your wallet will become empty with all the great games out and coming.
Article fails to mention safety. The PS4 goes out of it's way to connect you online in a way I've never seen. Literally anyone can add you to a group chat and say whatever they like in said chat and it's up to you leave the chat you never accepted to begin with. I had some asshole with a new account talk about sex and how horny he was to my 9 year old. So parents, parental controls on the PS4 mean nothing. You have to go in and change chat settings and it's a bloated process. Also, there's the share space on PS4 that never goes away. After the chat incident I went through and made sure all content on the ps4 is child safe and it's not. Despite setting parental controls to E10, I can still watch people stream games like the Witcher 3. The game is not for kids nor is watching the person streaming it. I've tried to get rid of that tab but I don't think it's possible. So online for kids is not a great idea. Mine used to play Minecraft and Rocket League with their friends but it's just not a good idea. I'm not the parent that allows their 12 year old into CoD lobbies and I definitely don't want them watching someone stream Geralt banging Trish....
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