With three slightly different versions of Sony’s PS4 console it can be tricky to work out which will work best for you. We’ve pulled together all the top stats on the three different variations, plus check out our PS5 specs page if you’re interested in upgrading to next gen.
In comparison the PS5, all versions of the PS4 will still come across as tiny in comparison, although it’s worth checking these exact measurements to see how the console will sit in your setup.
- PS4 – 305 x 275 x 53 mm (12 x 10.8 x 2.09 in) and 2.8 Kg (6.2lbs)
- PS4 Slim – 288 x 265 x 39 mm (11.3 x 10.4 x 1.54 in) and 2.1 Kg (4.6lbs)
- PS4 Pro – 327 x 295 x 55 mm (12.9 x 11.6 x 2.17 in) and 3.3 Kg (7.3lbs)
The three consoles also feature some minor variations when it comes to their ports, making upgrades throughout the consoles lifetime. Although they make little to no real difference other than the 2.0 HDMI output which is a definite upgrade, the other real differences to pay attention to are the drive size and overall console size that will change which console we’d recommend.
- PS4 – 2x USB 3.0, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x PS Camera, Optical Audio output, HDMI 1.4
- PS4 Slim – 2x USB 3.1, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x PS Camera, HDMI 1.4
- PS4 Pro – 3x USB 3.1, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x PS Camera, Optical Audio output, HDMI 2.0
PS4 System Specs
If you’re looking for the most overall powerful console we’d definitely recommend going with a PS5 but if you are looking for a budget, smaller console option any of the three PS4 options could work for you. One of the big issues with the slim and the standard PS4 is it’s issues maintaining an optimum temperature, resulting in some incredible internal fan noises – seriously I still have mine and it sounds like a jet engine when playing current titles. For this reason I’d recommend going with the PS4 Pro if you are looking for a console in the PS4 generation.
- PS4 – CPU: 1.6GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar; 1.84 TFLOP AMD Radeon (18CU, 800MHz); 8GB GDDR5 RAM
- PS4 Slim – CPU: 1.6GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar; 1.84 TFLOP AMD Radeon (18CU, 800MHz); 8GB GDDR5 RAM
- PS4 Pro – CPU: 2.1GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar; GPU: 4.2 TFLOP AMD Radeon (36CU, 911MHz); 8GB GDDR5 + 1GB RAM
How much it costs & buying considerations
As a budget option the last gen PS4 consoles are definitely worth considering, particularly if you’re looking for a console to use as more of a ‘TV console’, using it primarily for Netflix, Amazon Prime etc, although if you’re planning on properly using the title to game, we really would recommend the PS5.