- Sony’s launching a major sale on the PlayStation 4 console, its virtual-reality headset, and a handful of killer games.
- The sale is part of the Days of Play event, which offers major discounts each year.
- Great games such as “God of War” and “Marvel’s Spider-Man” are getting steep discounts, and newer games such as “Days Gone” and “MLB The Show 19” are also getting price slashes.
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Sony is about to launch a massive PlayStation sale, discounting everything from its wildly popular PlayStation 4 console to some of that console’s best games.
The sale officially kicks off on June 7 and ends on June 17.
Even if you’re not in the market for a new console or new games, there are discounts to be found on DualShock 4 gamepads and the PlayStation VR headset. These are the best deals that we know so far:
1. The PlayStation 4 Pro is getting a $US50 discount, from $US400 to $US350.
The biggest, most upfront discount of all the discounts Sony is offering is on its PlayStation 4 Pro model – the more powerful version of the PlayStation 4 that produces 4K/HDR visuals.
In short: The PS4 Pro makes the already attractive PS4 games even more attractive.
It’s the PlayStation 4 to choose if you’ve got a 4K/HDR television, and at $US350, that price is better than ever.
2. “Marvel’s Spider-Man” for $US20.
It’s hard to overstate how much fun basic movement is in “Spider-Man.”
Even after devoting more than 30 hours of my life to the game, I never tired of high-velocity traversal. If you’ve seen any of the “Spider-Man” movies, you’re already familiar with how swinging around Manhattan works – it’s nearly identical in the PS4 game, but you’re in control.
And the version of Manhattan that “Spider-Man” lives in is almost as beautiful as the real thing. It’s not quite as large, or as detailed, but it’s got all the familiar landmarks you’d expect to see: Union Square, Central Park, and much more.
But what’s most impressive about the game is that it manages to tell a story and evoke the feeling of a high-budget Marvel superhero film – except you get to play it.
I want to be all the way clear here: I don’t even like “Spider-Man” as a character. I never read the comics growing up, and I don’t like the few films I saw. I love “Spider-Man” on PlayStation 4, though. And at $US20, it’s a no brainer.
3. “God of War” for $US20.
On paper, the “God of War” reboot is very similar to the original series: It’s a third-person action-adventure game that is focused on stylish combat.
But in reality, there are some huge changes right off the bat. For one, Kratos now has a son he’s taking care of (seen above). His name is Atreus (uh-TRAY-us), and he’s with you for the entire journey.
And the journey, rather than a tale of revenge, is one of grief: Kratos’ wife (and Atreus’ mother) has died, and her last request was to have her ashes released at the tallest peak in the land. It’s a subtle refocus that, unbelievably, turns Kratos into a complex, interesting character for the first time.
In case it wasn’t clear, the game is very good, and it will be available in the sale for just $US20.
4. “MLB The Show 19”
Having arrived in late March – just in time for actual baseball season – “MLB The Show 19” is undoubtedly this year’s biggest baseball game.
This game is also getting the $US20 treatment, which is a pretty strong discount from the $US60 it goes for at retail otherwise.
5. “Days Gone”
“Days Gone” is “Sons of Anarchy” meets “28 Days Later.” You play as a lone biker surviving in the wake of a global pandemic. Billions were wiped out, and many millions more became “freakers” – that’s zombies to you and me.
The game arrived pretty recently, at the end of April, but it’s already getting a big discount in this sale: just $US20, down from $US60.
6. The PlayStation VR headset bundled with two games for $US250.
Already have a PlayStation 4 and want to experience something completely unique on game consoles? PlayStation VR is a great way to dip your toe into a totally different gaming experience.
Better still, the PlayStation VR bundle discounted here – to $US250 from $US300 – comes with two games and the required PlayStation 4 Camera peripheral.
7. DualShock 4 gamepads are just $US40.
The DualShock 4 gamepad – Sony’s latest version of the iconic PlayStation gamepad that started life way back on the PlayStation 1 – is usually a whopping $US60. During the State of Play sale, you can snag DualShock 4 gamepads for just $US40.
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