I finally got a PS4

Finally, more than two years after its launch, I’ve bought a PS4. Hurrah!

After blitzing my way through my backlog and selling a ton of games, I had the cash to hand. I spotted a sweet deal – a 500GB PS4 with No Man’s Sky, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Force Awakens Blu-ray and and extra controller for £269 – and I decided to treat myself for my birthday (which was last weekend). Hello current console generation, I’m here!


Now, in some ways this is probably the worst time to buy a PS4 – on Wednesday Sony is going to officially announce the much-leaked PS4 Slim and PS4 Neo, so prices for first-gen PS4s are likely to plummet. But in the end I decided that prices probably won’t drop much lower than the deal I got. And anyway, I’ve waited so damn long that I JUST CAN’T WAIT ANY LONGER.

Also, it was my birthday, and I was determined that my treat would be the chance to go and explore undiscovered planets. It was either that or go-karting.

Speaking of No Man’s Sky, I’m having an absolute blast with it so far – I’m currently in the Led Zeppelin II galaxy and I’ve just had my first encounter with space pirates. Which didn’t go too well. Better shields is the next thing on my shopping list…

I’ll post more thoughts on the game later, but safe to say I’m having a whale of a time. My strategy is currently to ping about between the first couple of star systems in order to max out my ship, a bit like this guy who spent 30 hours on the first planet. Even on a single planet, there’s just so much to see – I keep telling myself “I’ll just see what’s over this ridge”, and before I know it hours have passed, along with countless ridges. I’m sure the novelty will wear off eventually, but for the time being I’m in spacehog’s heaven.


  1. There’s no end to the wonderment so far, I’ll keep you posted on my adventures 🙂

    I think I’m actually going to pass on Lego Star Wars and trade it in for something else. I never really got into the previous Lego Star Wars games, and I have limited time, so I want to play something I’m really keen on, like Uncharted 4.

    Will definitely try Shadow Fall at some point, it’s super cheap now!

  2. That sounds like plenty of bang for your buck- er, quid there. If you take out the value of the games and extra controller that came in the bundle, you paid just a teensy bit more for your PS4 than what I paid six months ago for a used PS3 Slim!

    1. Yep, it was definitely a good deal! I reckon we might see even better deals in the run up to Christmas though…

  3. Treating yourself on your Birthday… £269.00! I’ve just bought one purely for a cricket game and have justified my purchase to my wife by promising not to play it all the time, it being a Birthday present from her and my parents and selling all my PS3 stuff to basically make the PS4 free!

    Good luck with the gaming. I’m normally only into Sports games but you make visiting other planets sound quite interesting.

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