There's no doubt which console won the main battle this generation. More PlayStation 4s have sold than any other console in history.
However, you might not have jumped on the bandwagon yourself yet. And, if you're now getting that itch, Black Friday is a great time to scratch it.
We've been scouring the net looking for the best deals online to make sure you get yourself the latest and greatest PS4 or PS4 Pro console.
You should also make sure you look for a bargain or two on the games themselves.
Best PS4 deals on Black Friday quick links
Below are quick links straight to the Black Friday deals pages for the top retailers, just in case you're looking for something that we haven't covered.
- Amazon Black Friday
- Currys PC World Black Friday
- AO.com Black Friday
- Argos Black Friday
- John Lewis Black Friday
- Very.co.uk Black Friday
- Game.co.uk Black Friday
Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday PS4 deals
Amazon's 2017 PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro deals started earlier than Black Friday itself, so you should look out for similar this time around.
• PlayStation 4 500GB with COD:WWII, GT Sport and Hidden Agenda: Save £32, now £236.98 (was £268.98): The biggest bargains are usually on game bundles and this one came with the standard PS4 plus three great games. View the PlayStation 4 500GB with COD:WWII, GT Sport and Hidden Agenda deal
• PS4 Pro with 1TB HDD: Save £90, now £259.99 (was £349.99): The PS4 Pro is the best PlayStation yet and an ideal match for a 4K HDR TV. View the PS4 Pro with 1TB HDD deal
• PS4 1TB with FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Icons and Rare Player Pack: Save £20, now £229.99 (was £249.99): Coming with the latest version of FIFA at the time, this represented great value for money. View the PS4 1TB with FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Icons and Rare Player Pack deal
Argos Black Friday and Cyber Monday PS4 deals
Argos had some brilliant Black Friday deals in 2017 too.
• PS4 Slim 500GB with Star Wars Battlefront 2: Save £30, now £229.99 (was £259.99): Star Wars fans loved this deal as it came with the latest game along with the standard PS4 console. View the PS4 Slim 500GB with Star Wars Battlefront 2 deal
• PS4 500GB with FIFA 18, GT Sport and a choice of Hidden Agenda, Knowledge is Power or SingStar Celebration: Save £30, now £229.99 (was £259.99): You could choose between two different bundles, each came with FIFA 18 and GT Sport but the additional game choices were yours. View the PS4 500GB with FIFA 18, GT Sport and an extra game choice deal
• PS4 1TB Star Wars Battlefront 2 Deluxe Bundle: Save £30, now £279.99 (was £309.99): If you wanted to upgrade your hard drive storage you could choose this Star Wars pack instead. View the PS4 1TB Star Wars Battlefront 2 Deluxe Bundle deal
Game Black Friday and Cyber Monday PS4 deals
Game will no doubt do the same as it did in 2017 and offer Black Friday bargains on the day itself.
• PlayStation 4 500GB with Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Fallout 4 and Now TV Entertainment Pass: Save £50, now £234.99 (was £289.99): Game offers entertainment to go with your PS4 in the shape of a Now TV voucher for live and catch-up TV from Sky. View the PS4 with Now TV Entertainment Pass deal
• Preowned PlayStation 4 500GB Console (Fair Condition): Save £80, now £149.90 (was £229.90): If you don't mind settling for second-hand, Game offered an amazing deal on a preowned PS4 with a warranty for peace of mind. View the preowned PS4 deal
• PS4 Pro with 1TB HDD: Save £90, now £259.99 (was £349.99): Get a PS4 Pro console and DualShock 4 controller at a bargain price. View the PS4 Pro with 1TB HDD deal
What is the PlayStation 4?
The PS4 is Sony's fourth-generation games console. It was first released in 2013 in the shape of a larger, more angular model. A slimmer standard PS4 was introduced in 2016, alongside a more advanced, better specified version, the PS4 Pro.
Both are on sale today, with the former model now discontinued. The PS4 and PS4 Pro play the exact same games, although the latter has the ability to play many of them with improved graphics.
Which PS4 should you buy?
As the PS4 Pro is more expensive than the smaller, slimmer PS4 your buying decision might come down to price. However, if price is no object or you can find the right deal, here are the major differences between the two.
4K HDR gaming
The PS4 Pro is capable of playing games in up to 4K resolutions and with HDR. Not all games have 4K graphics, but many are enhanced for the PS4 Pro, making the gameplay look crisper and better defined.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a term used to describe a wider colour gamut, better contrast and an overall more vibrant picture performance. It is available on both PS4 consoles, with the difference solely being resolution. The standard PS4 has HDR but can only play games in up to 1080p.
Most flatscreen TVs you can buy today offer 4K HDR visuals and you might already have one at home. Both consoles will work well on one, but only the PS4 Pro will make the most of your TV in that case.
4K HDR video
Like with 4K gaming, the PS4 Pro is the only console of the two capable of playing video in Ultra High Definition. While neither console supports 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, the PS4 Pro is capable of playing Netflix and Amazon Prime Video TV shows and movies in 4K. Some YouTube videos can also be viewed in 4K.
Again, the standard PS4 can only play videos in up to 1080p (which is fine if you have a Full HD TV).
The PS4 Pro comes with a stock 1TB hard drive, and with games needing to be installed to the HDD regardless of whether they were bought digitally or on disc, that is a definite consideration. Games typically take up 30GB or more of that space, so you can only really store 30 games at a time with that amount of space available.
Most standard PS4 models have half that - 500GB - so can only typically store 15 games before they have to be uninstalled again. You can keep your save games, either locally or in the cloud, but having to delete and reinstall games is a lengthy process. You can get a standard PS4 with a 1TB internal drive, but with costs racking up it might be worth that little extra for a PS4 Pro.
All PS4 models can have storage space expanded through the use of an external USB 3.0 hard drive though, so that's also worth considering for purchase on Black Friday.
All PS4 models are compatible with Sony's own virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR. However, thanks to the faster chipset and power of the PS4 Pro, games can look better inside the headset when attached to the bigger machine.
One last thing to consider, especially if you or the recipient of a shiny new PS4 wants to play multiplayer games online, is PlayStation Plus.
PlayStation Plus is Sony's monthly subscription service that is required if you want to play online multiplayer in any game. But to sweeten the deal it also grants a subscribers free games every month, that are available to play permanently as long as you continue to subscribe.
There are at least three PS4 games on offer each month, plus, if you own a PS Vita and/or a PS3, additional games for those consoles.
A PS Plus subscription costs £49.99 for 12 months when paid up front, £19.99 for three months or £6.99 when paid monthly. Last year's Black Friday though saw massive discounts on membership vouchers from numerous retailers. We advise you to keep 'em peeled.