After months of whispers, Sony finally unveiled their PlayStation ‘4.5’ console during the PlayStation Meeting 2016 event.
The PS4 Pro will launch November 10 and cost £349, bringing with it 4K and HDR support, a 1TB HDD, enhanced graphics and much, much more.
Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment said in a press release:
Today marks an exciting new milestone for PlayStation as we unveiled the high-end PS4 Pro in the midst of the console lifecycle, catering to gamers who are looking for a heightened PS4 experience. By accelerating the innovation cadence at PlayStation, we’re introducing choice in the marketplace, enabling gamers to choose the PS4 model that meets their needs. Ultimately, with titles that leverage the potential of PS4 Pro – plus PlayStation VR launching soon – all PS4 owners continue to benefit from having the best place to play.
The PS4 Pro also boasts doubled GPU power, and technology adapted from AMD Polaris graphical architecture. The CPU clockspeed has also been boosted.
Unfortunately, the Pro will not have a 4K Blu-ray drive. Instead, the console comes with the same Blu-ray/DVD drive as the standard PS4 – however, we will be getting over 600 hours of 4K content on Netflix, and a special YouTube app for 4K quality videos.
Of course, it was made clear that PS4 Pro isn’t just for fancy people with 4K or HDR-capable displays – games will know what display you use and developers can tailor their experiences to fit.
To that end, a number of already released games – including Uncharted 4 and Shadow of Mordor – are getting patches to visually enhance the experiences for PS4 Pro.
Finally, if you’re the kind of guy or girl who’d rather look at a cold hard list of specs before making their mind up, you can find exactly that just below.
|Product name||PlayStation(R)4 Pro|
|Product code||CUH-7000 series|
|Manufacturer’s suggested retail price||JP44,980yen, US$399, EUEUR399, and ?349*2|
|Main processor||Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon(TM) based graphics engine
|External dimensions||Approx. 295x55x327 mm (width x height x length)
(excludes largest projection)
|Mass||Approx. 3.3 kg|
|BD/ DVD drive
|BD x 6 CAV
DVD x 8 CAV
|Input/ Output||Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen.1) port x 3
AUX port x 1
|Networking||Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)x1
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth(R) 4.0 (LE)
|Power||AC 100V, 50/60Hz|
|Power consumption||Max. 310W|
|Operating temperature||5?C – 35?C|
|AV output||HDMI(TM) out port (supports 4K/HDR)
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port