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PS4 Slim Console Review

About a third smaller than the original PS4 and a third more energy efficient, it drops the two-tone matte-and-shiny finish of the first PlayStation 4 and removed the indicator light strip in favour of an all-matte black console.

The parallelogram shape remains and the build quality is solid, if a little less eye-catching than the original. A slightly-revised DualShock 4 pad comes in the box too – with it now features a small strip in the touchpad that lets you see the lightbar indicator colour at a glance.

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The PlayStation 4 is fast approaching its third birthday, and to mark the occasion Sony’s put its games console on a diet, revising the current model with a new slimmer, lighter option.

About a third smaller than the original PS4 and a third more energy efficient, it drops the two-tone matte-and-shiny finish of the first PlayStation 4 and removed the indicator light strip in favour of an all-matte black console.

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The parallelogram shape remains and the build quality is solid, if a little less eye-catching than the original. A slightly-revised DualShock 4 pad comes in the box too – with it now features a small strip in the touchpad that lets you see the lightbar indicator colour at a glance.

The PlayStation 4 Slim was unveiled alongside the upcoming Pro version

It’s otherwise effectively business as usual for the PS4 though, barring the decision to drop the optical audio connection on the rear, which could affect those with older AV receivers or players with high-end gaming headsets.

Slightly quieter than the older PS4 models, all your existing games and apps will work on the slimline PS4, bringing you a top-notch array of titles from its back catalogue. At £249 it’s a wad cheaper than its slimmed down rival the £299 Xbox One S. But it lacks the killer feature the One S is packing – a 4K Blu-ray player.

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Likewise, don’t don’t expect any extra visual bells and whistles on the slim PS4 – for that, you’ll have to wait for the 4K-ready PS4 Pro, which will be launching at a premium on November 10th. But if you’re ready to jump onto the PS4 party train right now, this new model is certainly your best option.

PS4 Pro and Slim Specs Below;

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Phil Warren has been writing for 24-7gamer.com since the start. A huge gaming fan mainly Xbox and Playstation. He is always looking for the latest news and reviews for all gaming consoles and games.