Sony's Days of Play Return With Discounted Games and a Limited-Edition Blue PS4

Sony wants to help you kill time during the hottest, sweatiest part of summer afternoons.

Sony's Days of Play summer event is coming back, and it's bringing discounted games and a limited edition PS4 with it. It's everything you need for staying indoors and out of the sun. Don't forget to draw your curtains and go "Hsssss!" at anyone who tries to open them.

Days of Play 2018 starts on June 8 and ends on June 18. Look for big discounts on PS4 hardware, games, and accessories. Also look for this year's exclusive PS4, a navy-blue console with the PlayStation's coat-of-arms (Square, Triangle, X, Circle) etched in gold. The controller's touchpad has the PlayStation shapes emblazoned on it as well. The console costs $299.99 USD and it's only available for a limited time. Move fast, collectors. But not too fast. It's hot out there.

Here are the specific deals you should be looking out for, as per Sony's official Days of Play 2018 page:

Hardware / Accessories

  • Jet Black PS4 Pro – $349.99 USD / $449.99 CDN
  • PlayStation VR bundles – starting at $199.99 USD / $249.99 CDN
  • DualShock 4 wireless controller (all colors) – $39.99 USD / $49.99 CDN
  • PlayStation Move motion controller (2 pack) – $79.99 USD / $99.99 CDN
  • PlayStation VR Aim controller (US only) – $49.99 USD
  • Catalog titles – check with local retailers

Games

  • God of War: $49.99 USD / $59.99 CDN
  • Gran Turismo Sport: $19.99 USD / $29.99 CDN
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: $19.99 USD / $29.99 CDN
  • MLB The Show 18: $39.99 USD / $49.99 CDN
  • Shadow of the Colossus: $19.99 USD / $29.99 CDN
  • Bravo Team (PS VR): $29.99 USD / $39.99 CDN
  • Farpoint (PS VR): $14.99 USD/ $19.99 CDN
  • The Inpatient (PS VR): $14.99 USD / $19.99 CDN

Services

  • PlayStation Plus – $49.99 USD / $59.99 CDN for a 12-Month PS Plus membership
  • PlayStation Vue (available in the US only) – $10 USD per month off the Core plan standard price for the first two months ($44.99 USD per month thereafter)
  • PlayStation Store catalog titles

We received a hint last week about the possible return of Days of Play, and here we are. Better still, this year's event lasts eight days, not a mere week! This calls for a celebration. Better play some video games.

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