Sony announces powerhouse PlayStation 4 Pro and slimmer PS4

Sony announces powerhouse PlayStation 4 Pro and slimmer PS4

Sony announced two new Playstation 4 consoles today: the 4K-capable Playstation 4 Pro, and a slimmer version of the current Playstation 4 that ships without 4K support.

The Playstation 4 Pro (turns out “Neo” isn’t the name) offers 4K and HDR support. To do this, the Pro sports a more powerful CPU and GPU, and also includes a one terabyte hard drive. The Pro is compatable with current Playstation 4 titles, but only some titles will take advantage of the 4K and HDR capability. IGN is reporting a limited list of titles with 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

The Playstation 4 Pro is available on November 10 for $399.

This kind of partial upgrade is unusual in the console market, but Sony isn’t alone here: Microsoft is working on a similar upgrade for the XBox One.

The Playstation 4 Slim, meanwhile, is identical to the Playstation 4 currently on the market (meaning no 4K) but comes in a smaller form factor. We’ve known about the slimmer model for weeks, but nothing was official until now.

The new, slimmer Playstation 4 will cost $299, and goes on sale September 15 in most markets.

Sony usually releases a slimmer version of their consoles a few years after launching them, typically without new features. So the slim Playstation 4 isn’t much of a surprise, the 4K-ready Playstation 4 Pro certainly is.

Sony seems to be going out of their way not to brand the Pro as a new console, and they’ve confirmed that upcoming titles will run on the existing Playstation 4 — just not in 4K.

Slimmer Playstation 4 will be available September 15th, cost $399 on The Verge

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