Need some advice before buying PS4.

zefrix

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Hello folks! :) I really want to buy a PS4, but I have some questions which I'm hoping you guys could answer for me.

1. I'm aware that CUH-xxxx is the serial number. I can't find much info about them so I wanna which CUH-xxxx should I look for before buying a PS4?

2. Should I buy US or Asian PS4 and why?

3. Should I buy now or wait for possible Holiday promos in December?

Thanks in advance :)
 
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Hi @zefrix , i have no issue buying any ps4 as long as i can get the warranty, first of consider where you are staying if your in asia it would be advisable to get asian version for warranty purposes although i have no idea if service center would accept US in asia.

Buying on holidays in US is better actually in asia such as Philippines they barely give out promotions for example US holidays sells bundled consoles with games for free, in ph it cost more coz of they bill with the game from my experience.

Also note that there are new version of PS4 with 1 Terra byte storage not sure if there is ssd version though.
 
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Hello folks! :) I really want to buy a PS4, but I have some questions which I'm hoping you guys could answer for me.

1. I'm aware that CUH-xxxx is the serial number. I can't find much info about them so I wanna which CUH-xxxx should I look for before buying a PS4?

2. Should I buy US or Asian PS4 and why?

3. Should I buy now or wait for possible Holiday promos in December?

Thanks in advance :)

My advice hmmm buy now? why? almost all of the coolest games are being released , like metal gear and nba 2k16 :D , US or ASIA depends on who do you wanna play with haha , and regarding the serial perhaps some people got things to say about finding the best serial :D
 
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zefrix

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Thank for the answers Sir xero and Sir LockDown :)

Are the 1 TB PS4s available in the PH now? I checked the websites of some of the more popular stores but they were selling 500 gb versions only. And if I bought an Asian PS4, how would it affect PS Plus and my online gaming--does it mean I'd only be able to play on Asian severs of online games?

I know I'm a newbie and I'm asking a lot of questions here, please bear with me :)
 

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Regarding the 1 TB version im not sure of its availability in PH, for the PS Plus its dependent on the account you created. You have to create an account on which region you want sadly there is no Philippines option, so what i did was to choose Singapore also in order to purchase online using PS plus you need to have a Credit Card from Singapore this is how US region would work.

I havent tried if this works Datablitz have top up cards for ps plus according to my friends this works on all region of ps plus account eliminating the credit card boundary
 
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yep try asking first on datablitz to confirm this, oh my more discounts haha love the silver color though!
 

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Difference of Asian Version and US Version:
Asia = O yung accept X yung back
US = X yung accept O yung back :D

Para sa akin Asia yung bilin mo kasi yung service center malapit sa cubao lang may service center yung Sony sa PS4.

Isa pa sa dapat mong iconsider is yung PSN account saka region version ng games na bibilin mo.

Dapat may multiple account ka sa PSN
1st account dapat asian country tapos 2nd account mo dapat Us country.

ASIAN PSN account mo para yun sa mga R3 games para compatible yung voucher code or dlc ng game

US PSN account mo para naman yun sa mga R1 games para compatible yung voucher code or dlc ng game
 

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Difference of Asian Version and US Version:
Asia = O yung accept X yung back
US = X yung accept O yung back :D

Para sa akin Asia yung bilin mo kasi yung service center malapit sa cubao lang may service center yung Sony sa PS4.

Isa pa sa dapat mong iconsider is yung PSN account saka region version ng games na bibilin mo.

Dapat may multiple account ka sa PSN
1st account dapat asian country tapos 2nd account mo dapat Us country.

ASIAN PSN account mo para yun sa mga R3 games para compatible yung voucher code or dlc ng game

US PSN account mo para naman yun sa mga R1 games para compatible yung voucher code or dlc ng game
Thankyou sir sa mga INFO at help na nabibigay niyo, god bless :D
 

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Hello!

newbie here and nkita ko kasi na meron ng thread about buying PS4 so dito ko na lng po ilagay din ang query ko.
nabasa ko naman yung other comments but i still have some dilemma.

1. Where to buy a PS4?
- I have read some comments in Facebook that some people are having "Warranty Issue" sa DataBlitz na wala daw service warranty coming from Sony and a friend of mine confirmed it, pero when it comes to the console wala pa naman daw sila nagiging problem. (other recommendation sakin is to consider buying daw sa iTech SM North). warranty is important pa man din lalo na kung magiging hardcore gamer. baka anytime bumigay ang PS4. plan ko po kasi talaga before na sa DataBlitz bumili kasi dun po ako bumibili ng Games for my PS Vita.

2. How to know if i will be getting the new version?
- may nakapag sabi lang din sakin that the older version of PS4 has "ejection problem" that is solved with the newer version. totoo po ba yun?

3. 1TB or 500GB
- i know that having a large memory do have an advantage pero one time while watching some reviews on YouTube (link: ) starts at 0:49, he states that the 1TB uses the Old version and the 500GB uses the new version of motherboard, when it comes to power saving Rest mode 36% and Running Games 25% less power which means daw it runs cooler and quieter.

4. TV
- i do have a TV here that has a HDMI port (brand is Dynex) pero i don't know if this one could handle the game play of PS4 sabi lang kasi sakin ng staff ng DataBlitz as long as meron daw HDMI port pwede na daw. when i was buying my PS Vita in Toy Kingdom sabi naman ng staff dun Smart TV naman daw or latest TV na may HDMI port.

sensya na po kung dami may side comment just want to clarify para po maging maganda ang gaming experience and less problem encounter.

Thank you!
 

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Hi @iamamiel here are my recommendation pls note this is quite subject to my own opinion only

1. Where to buy a PS4?
I bought mine in Datablitz as well as some friends that i know since launch date never had issues pero alarming naman ung na they dont honor warranty, maybe if worse case is go directly sa sony service provider?

Other alternatives is probably buy online like Lazada? or Sony store itself and confirm the warranty options because this is very important

2. How to know if i will be getting the new version?
Hi the ejection problem was caused by the firmware update i think it was fixed already not sure if this is hardware issue if want to check probably need to see the serial code before buying pero i have no idea whats they mean lol

3. 1TB or 500GB
im using 500gb model storage was never a problem at least 5 tripple games na kasya dun and several indie games, another factor to check is price point if 1tb vs 500gb is almost similar syempre ill go for 1tb maybe there will be a firmware fix in the future sa mga drawback ng 1tb (maybe)

4. TV
first off you need to check anong resolution kaya display ng tv mo 1080p ideal, if you dont know how to check this is what i did if you have a laptop or desktop with hdmi port connect mo sa tv mo if the resolution is 1920x1080 congratulations 1080p resolution mo and wont have problem running ps4

Hope this helps and happy gaming!
 
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Hi @xero

thanks for your opinion.

kaya nga medyo alarming talaga sya kasi parang ang sabi dun sa post na service warranty is manggagaling lang sa DataBlitz mismo and meron kasing screen cap and mga comment ng mga user na bumili din sa datablitz ganun na daw talaga ang datablitz mabagal when it comes to the services at most likely hndi pa daw maayos ang console dahil wala daw piyesa. (ill try to review the post para mapost ko din dito yung conversation na yun for referrence purposes) pero may mga users naman din na almost 1 yr + na ang console maayos naman.

yung sa ejection issue nice to hear that pero is it true na may difference na daw yung sa PS4 ngaun kasi dati parang sensor lang ngaun daw meron ng physical button?

sa TV na review ko yung manual ng TV ko dito it only caters 720p pwede na din ba yun?

thanks again...
 

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hi ps4 on 720p will still work, about sa ejection issues sorry sa firmware lang lam ko news hehe pero thanks for info may involve din parang hardware
 

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1. Ako mismong sa SONY ako namili para sure. Sa mega may outlet yung SONY sa cyberzone... Saka nung nagtingin den ako ng price ng bala mas mura sa sony tas yung makukuha pa sa kanilang games is yung mga day one edition.. Siguro kasi alang nagpre order sa kanila kya siguro ganun hehehe.

2. Sa model naman madalas ko nadidinig CUH-1200 yung mga hinahahanap di ko alam kung bakit hahaha. Yung akin kasi fanboy ako ng metal gear kaya yung MGS:V bundle yung binili ko di ko sure kung ano model nun tignan ko maya sa bahay hehehe.

3. Okay namn saken yung 500GB siguro upgrade mo na lng kung ala ka na talagang space.
4. Kung may hdmi tv tiyak gagana yung ps4. full hd 1080p pero kung 720p lng yung tv mo ok lng yan may setting yung ps4 dyan sa resolution set mo lng sa automatic.
 
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hehe yung sa amin sa toy kingdom nabili nag bebenta rin sila ng games, bumili pa kami ng ps4 cam pero wala palang ibang motion games yung kundi
just dance, kaya kina bukasan bumili kami ulit ng wii black, para pang exercise ng byenan ko. 7k+ lang naman & 18k yung ps4 (price drop) no bundled games.

kung sa practicality nung situation ko, sana nag xbox 360 na lang kami kasi below 1000k lang ang mga motion games and maraming variety and
wala nang kailangang remote or gadget and updated parin ang mga games sa halagang kapareho ng PS4 included pa ang kinect.

Pero yun na eh, biglaan kasi ang pag bili, lesson learn.
Pero atleast nasa latest stage pa yung PS4 ang marami pang dadating ng magagandang games and mas gusto ko yung controller kesa XBOX

:D:D:D
 
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