You're an avid gamer looking to buy the right console and face the issue of considering which one to purchase. With three PlayStation 4 consoles, it can be hard to choose which one. It is a problem, a dilemma, but a good one to have. Technology is the way to go with consoles being on the rise. Now, gamers can choose to buy a Nintendo Switch, an Xbox One, or a PlayStation 4. Nonetheless, this article is here to help you buy the right console if you chose to buy a PS4 over an Xbox One.

Original PlayStation 4

If you are someone who is new to the PlayStation world; this is a great console to buy.

An article via gives the specs of each console and the features for each individual PS4. The original gets things done and you will be able to use the power of the system and play your favorite games. It will be difficult to get the classic PS4 because it did come out in 2013. However, gamers can find it used on eBay or some other sites online like Amazon. The original has the same performance capabilities as the Ps4 Slim.

PS4 Slim

The PS4 Slim is newer, but the main difference is that it's slimmer. The specs are largely the same as stated in the article. You won't see a difference in the graphics, but it is much lighter at 4.6 pounds, compared to the original at 6.2 pounds from data in the GameSpot article.

There are other differences in the smaller console with the "matte black look" instead of the glossier original. It has a more edgy design and rounded corners. There are other small differences with the power button which is now not touch activated but pressed and held down to turn off the system or pressed once to turn on.

The power button is now a small LED light.

The PS4 Slim also has slightly improved Bluetooth and Wifi. The USB ports are more powerful and the system is more power efficient as well. For example, "Whereas the original PS4 is rated to consume 250-watts, the Slim features a 165-watt thermal design power. Its more power-efficient design allows it to run a bit cooler and quieter, too." These are still small differences compared to the original.

Consumers should look to buy the PS4 Slim if they do not already own a PS4 console. You can get the PS4 Slim for about the same price as the original. The differences do not warrant a purchase if you already own the original PS4.

PS4 Pro

Now the PlayStation 4 Pro is a beast of its own. The system released in 2016 is a complete upgrade for gamers, but only if they own a 4K TV. It has much better graphics than the standard 1080p standard resolution. Now, it's bigger and heavier, but the console sports a lot of power. The console "features a 4.2 teraflop GPU clocked at 911MHz based on AMD's Polaris micro-architecture. This is 2.2x as much as the PS4/PS4 Slim." It is also faster and has better performance overall.

It is going to cost you, though, with a total price of $399, about $100 more than the other two variations. Consumers and gamers should only spend their money on this console if they have a 4K TV to use its power and superb graphics.

The bottom line

The bottom line is if you are looking to just get a PS4 then buy either a PS4 Slim or an original used PS4 for less. If you have a 4K-TV then it makes a lot of sense to get the powerful Ps4 Pro. If you already own the original PS4, then there is no need to upgrade to a PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro. PlayStation gamers and fans should hold off on buying any system, however, because E3 is coming up and there could be an announcement for the PS5, which could arrive this year or next.