Demand for cheap PS4 bundles has skyrocketed of late all around the world thanks to Coronavirus forcing millions of people to stay at home more. This has made it extra hard to find stock, even at the biggest of stores. We're seeing a lot of third-party sellers on stores hiking up the prices to frankly ridiculous levels.
Our comparison charts below are scanning for the cheapest PS4 prices around and we've picked out a small number of bundles that, while not offering the biggest of savings, aren't overcharging either. That being said, we're seeing way better offers in the UK, as the US, in particular, is suffering a real shortage of console stock on all three platforms. Can we just have the PS5 now please? Sadly, even PS5 pre-orders are super to find right now too.
Why would you still want a PS4 now though? There's just so much to get out of one in terms of its bulging, peak-PS4 games library. So, be it as a good old fashioned single-player game machine - sporting behemoth's such as Death Stranding, God of War and Spider-Man, or a purely-online multiplayer game station for playing with your friends, or as a family-friendly couch multiplayer entertainment system, there's so much reason to explore jumping into all things PlayStation with a cheap PS4 deal.
On top of the games that are now ready for you to play, as a result of the time the PS4 has been out now (over six years), we are riding the crest of the wave in terms of the system itself: the console and its firmware and UI is super refined. For reference, prices of cheap PS4 bundle deals often hover around the console's $250/£250 price but usually with a game (or two) thrown in for free - before the pandemic threw pricing logic out the window that is.
Lastly, and if you're worried about being overtaken and made obsolete with the next generation of console, we know that the PS4 is still going to be great post-PS5, with Sony itself saying that it'll be long supported and offer a great way into all things PlayStation. Don't forget to check out the latest PlayStation Plus deals too.
The best PS4 bundles - USA
The PS4 stock situation in the US is absolutely dire right now and we've not seen sensibly-priced stock anywhere. Prices from most third-party merchants start around $400 and the PS4 Pro costs more than a PS5! The price comparison widget above is capturing the latest prices, but most of them stink right now. This far into the PS4's lifespan we'd usually expect to pay around $250-$300 for a 1TB PS4 Slim with a game or two. So we'd hold out for a better deal for sure.
The best PS4 bundles - UK
PS4 Slim | FIFA 21 | £249 at Currys
With PS4 stock being super difficult to find in recent months, this brand new bundle is a massive relief after seeing nothing but over-priced scalper prices for ages. Even better seeing as you're getting the brand new FIFA 21 game too.
PS4 Slim | FIFA 21 | extra controller | £279 at Currys
Like the deal above, but you're getting an extra DualShock 4 PS4 controller. Given they cost £40-£50 elsewhere, this is a nice saving. Extra controllers are handy for making sure you always have one charged and local multiplayer.View Deal
PS4 Slim | Ghost of Tsushima | £289.99 at Jacamo
Clearly, the FIFA 21 bundle above offers better value, but this is essentially the only other PS4 bundle we've seen this week. Ghost of Tsushima still costs closer to £50 at most stores. We'd be tempted to wait for a better price even with PS4 stock being as scarce as it is.
What about the PS4 Pro?
Sure, the PS4 Pro is an expensive console in its own right, so a PS4 Pro bundle might seem excessive, especially if you're just upgrading from your regular PlayStation console. You'll find a selection of PS4 Pro deals below in our comparison chart, but for a more in-depth look at the options with games included too, head on over to our full PS4 Pro bundles page.
If you need a spare pad for your console, you should check out our guide to finding cheapest PS4 controller deals. We've compared the official models, along with some of the finest options from the third-party partners, including the ones aimed at pro gamers.