There are always effective ways to save money on hobbies... This time it's about Playstation 4 owners!
Being a gamer today is much more fun due to advances in technology and networking. But it can also be a bit expensive! If you own a Playstation 4 these tips will help you a lot to play while saving money:
Browse the online PlayStation store for deals
Even if you're not a PlayStation Plus member (which accesses online play and other features for several games), your console can connect to the online network and browse the PlayStation Store for DLC, themes, and games themselves.
The handy one-stop-shop often features discounted titles and other hot deals to both save you money and a trip to a physical store; entire games can simply be downloaded from the market once purchased, with no worrying over scratched discs or ketchup stains.
Make room by deleting applications, not saved data
Gone are the days of old memory cards, but a lot of non-techies aren't aware of the corresponding crucial difference between the PS4 and older consoles: you can delete a game from your system but keep its save data.
This newer method lets you free up storage space and prevents you from having to spend your hard-earned cash on a bigger hard drive or other memory devices.
Wait for games to drop in price or buy pre-owned games
As a gamer, patience is a virtue. Many games (especially non-Nintendo ones) slash their price tags in half or more just a year or two after their release, enabling cheap buys.
Sure, this means you miss out on the initial wave of gaming enthusiasm for new titles, but for penny-pinching players like myself, that's a small trade-off for such large savings.
Share games with friends
There's nothing quite like owning your own copy of a game, but experimenting with titles at a friend's house lets you decide whether to invest money in a title.
If it's a short game with low replay value that you only need to experience once, ask to borrow it to pay exactly $0 for a full gaming experience (be sure to return the favor and take good care of their lent items).