PlayStation 4 Pro Announced

Update: A press release from PlayStation Australia says the PS4 Slim will be available with 500GB storage from September 16 for AU$439.95 and a 1TB version from September 29 for $509.95.

During a press conference today, Sony revealed the PlayStation 4 Pro, a more powerful console that will, according to Sony’s Andrew House, “stand alongside and complement the original PS4” (IGN). The console will launch on November 10, 2016 for $399, €399, £349, ¥44,980, and AU$559.95.

The PlayStation 4 Pro has 4K and HDR capabilities, a boosted CPU clockspeed, doubled GPU power and a 1TB hard drive. While streaming media will be able to utilise the 4K capabilities, the PS4 Pro will not support 4K Blu-ray discs (Kotaku). For more information about the specs, Gamespot has a full list available.


What’s in the box

While the console appears targeted at people with 4K or HDR-capable TVs, lead architect Mark Cerny said the extra power in the PS4 Pro would allow developers to improve visual fidelity on standard 1080p TVs (Gamespot).

Sony says the same game discs and downloads will run on both the PS4 and PS4 Pro.

During the conference, Sony said it is up to developers if they want to support HDR, but a firmware update to the PlayStation 4 will be coming next week to make normal PS4’s HDR-capable (IGN).

Furthermore, at the event, a smaller PlayStation 4 Slim model was announced, which will take the place of the current PS4 model when it launches on September 15 for $299. It is slimmer, lighter and more energy efficient than the current PS4 (IGN).


PS4 Slim to Pro comparison

Here is IGN‘s list of titles with confirmed HDR and 4K support:

  • Spider-Man
  • For Honor
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Days Gone
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Farpoint
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • FIFA 17
  • Battlefield 1
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Dishonored 2
  • Final Fantasy XV

Nathan Manning is an Editor for AnalogAddiction. You should find with him on Twitter @Nathan_M96. You can find @AnalogAddiction there too.


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