Sony?s answer to the Xbox One S is the Playstation 4 Pro. It is just two days away until its official launch. Announced two months ago that the latest console will receive a hardware upgrade in comparison to the original console. The Playstation Pro is hitting stores on Thursday, November 10.
Playstation 4 Pro Features
Playstation Pro is a more powerful version of the PS4. It is essentially designed to improve performance and the visuals of the games from its predecessor. It is not a new generation console, but a mid-generational upgrade, according to Sony. This one reason why it is aptly named PS4 Pro instead than Playstation 5.
Although an entirely new console, the Pro is not expected to replace the current PS4. It is intended for gamers who own 4K televisions with High Dynamic Range features. Playstation 4 Pro will support full 4K gaming as well as feature an upgraded GPU, boosted clock rate and a 1TB hard drive. Support for HDR is included that apparently boosts color contrasts, making the colors far more vivid.
Besides, the console will provide 4K video streaming across Netflix and Youtube apps. Those without 4K TVs get benefits of the Pro?s increased speed with higher and more stable frame rates.
Check below the major specs changes in the new console:
- CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar,” 8 cores clocked at 2.1GHz
- GPU: 4.2 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon-based graphics clocked at 911MHz with 36 compute units
- Memory: GDDR5 8GB + 1GB DRAM
- Storage size: 1TB (most likely 5,400rpm)
PS4 Pro Price & Best Deals
The PS4 Pro is hitting stores across the United States and Europe on November 10 for $399 (?349 and AU$559). That puts it at just $100 above the price of the standard PlayStation 4 Slim.?The new console is already available for pre-order across several online stores.
Since it is a new console, deals or discounts for Pro are not available yet. But, Amazon Prime is offering the PS4 Pro along with extra controller for $446.49 against $459.98 original price. Another deal offers PS4 Pro 1TB console with 1 year PS Plus membership for $448.99 against $459.98 price for Prime members.
PS4 Pro Games
Though, of course, all of current PS4 games will be compatible with new Pro device, only a few games have been enhanced to provide 4k experience. Here?s a list of the games the PlayStation 4 Pro officially enhances, according to the official PlayStation blog:
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Driveclub VR
- EA Sports FIFA 17
- Hustle Kings
- inFAMOUS First Light
- inFAMOUS Second Son
- Mafia III
- Mantis Burn Racing
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
- NBA 2K17
- PlayStation VR Worlds
- Ratchet & Clank
- Rez Infinite
- RIGS Mechanized Combat League
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Robinson: The Journey
- Super Stardust Ultra
- The Elders Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
- The Elders Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition
- The Last of Us Remastered
- The Last of Us: Left Behind
- The Playroom VR
- Titanfall 2
- Uncharted 4: A Thief?s End
- Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
- Viking Squad
- Wheels of Aurelia
- World of Tanks
- XCOM 2