PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console

Last updated date: March 27, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.6

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 96 expert reviews, the PlayStation PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.2
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
1,955 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Bluetooth and plentiful hard drive space make the PS4 Slim a competent media center.
- BestReviews
The PS4 Slim’s chassis is stylized plastic with an all-matte exterior, similar to the PlayStation 4 Pro build, albeit much slimmer, as its name denotes.
- Top Ten Reviews
October 22, 2018 | Full review
I also like the tactile power and eject buttons on the front left side.
- CNET
November 22, 2016 | Full review
As its name suggests, the Slim is indeed a more compact version of what came before.
- Engadget
September 26, 2016 | Full review
The PS4 Slim has plenty of nice design touches dotted around its chassis though.
- Tech Radar
November 6, 2018 | Full review
The Slim now supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which should lead to faster download speeds and more stability playing online for those whose routers support it.
- Digital Trends
August 21, 2017 | Full review
In its place you have a very simple, elegant (and also pleasingly dim) line of light on the power button.
- Trusted Reviews
December 3, 2018 | Full review
The result is an incredibly thin gaming system that is actually comparable to a largish book rather a piece of gaming tech.
- T3
November 13, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
No support for 4K movies or games.
- BestReviews
The Slim loses its optical audio-out port, killing support for third-party headphones.
- Top Ten Reviews
October 22, 2018 | Full review
To be clear: There is no performance change with the PS4 Slim at all and you won't notice anything new or different when playing PS4 games.
- CNET
November 22, 2016 | Full review
The DualShock 4 is one of my favorite gamepads ever, but its battery life is absolutely awful.
- Engadget
September 26, 2016 | Full review
The only major casualty of the slimmed-down design is the Optical Out port on the rear: HDMI will suit the needs of many gamers for carrying audio signals, but the Optical Out port will be missed by those hooking up older home cinema receivers, or souped-up gaming headsets.
- Tech Radar
November 6, 2018 | Full review
There’s one other system change most people won’t notice: With the Slim redesign, the PlayStation 4 loses its optical out port.
- Digital Trends
August 21, 2017 | Full review
A big disappointment is something that remains unchanged: the analogue sticks.
- Trusted Reviews
December 3, 2018 | Full review
No 4K Blu-ray player is included in either the PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro so, if you are looking for more of a media centre than a straight gaming console, then again this may be something to consider.
- T3
November 13, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The all new lighter and slimmer PlayStation4 system has a 1TB hard drive for all of the greatest games, TV, music and more. Incredible Games You've come to the right place. Exclusive games take you on incredible journeys, from critically acclaimed indies to award-winning AAA hits. Endless Entertainment Something new and amazing is always in reach. Find what you're looking for and get it at the touch of a button via PlayStation entertainment options like PlayStation Vue and more.

Overall Product Rankings

1. PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Xbox One X 1TB Console
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Nintendo Switch
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Nintendo Super NES Classic
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 9
5. PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Xbox One S 500GB Console
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Nintendo New 2DS XL
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 9
8. Nintendo New 3DS XL
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
9. Nintendo 2DS
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 9
10. Playstation Classic Console
Overall Score: 6.2
Expert Reviews: 8

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