As of today, Sony has officially launched the new version of their console. The PS4 Slim is now available for $299 USD everywhere gaming hardware is sold.
Though featuring only a 500GB hard drive, the console is 30 percent smaller than the previous standard model, has a slightly changed design, and even a slightly reworked DualShock 4 controller. Internally, the machine includes the same technical abilities as the original PS4, but manages to consume 28 percent less power. Going forward, the PS4 Slim will be the standard model sold in stores.
For those currently looking to pick one up, the new console is bundled with a copy of Uncharted 4 for no additional price. Meanwhile, for those willing to weight, Sony also announced a Final Fantasy XV Limited Edition Bundle. Releasing November 29, the bundle will include a custom 1TB version of the PS4 Slim, along with a custom controller, in-game DLC, the Kingsglaive movie, and a steelbook for the game. Final Fantasy XV Limited Edition Bundle will run gamers $449 USD.
From now until September 20, GameStop is offering a trade-in deal for both the PS4 Slim and the Xbox One S, giving customers a $125 credit towards the new hardware if they trade-in their old consoles.
This all comes as the upgraded PS4 Pro is set to launch November 10. While the Slim comes with the same capabilities as the original PS4, the Pro will include the ability for 4K gaming.
Thanks to the 4.00 system software patch released earlier this week, every PS4, including the original and Slim, can now support HDR visuals.