Sony announce the PS4 Pro (and other things)

With a 4K TV, PS4 games deliver unprecedented visual precision, such as 4K quality resolution to give remarkable clarity down to the tiniest detail*. Alongside stunningly vibrant HDR colours, your adventures will burst into life with unbelievable vibrancy.

See that little asterisk there. That means the 4K is a lie. Well, sort of. It’s a lie in the same way it is for the new Xbox One S supports 4K but lesser so because the PS4 Pro actually will render above 1080p, but only if it the title isn’t too intense in where it’s puny GPU can push out something above 1080p, otherwise it’s just upscaled.

Where the PS4 Pro does support 4K is in streaming video. So if you’re on the NBN and can stream 4K from Netflix you may have a reason to want to buy a PS4 Pro. You’d think it would also mean being able to watch UHD Blu-rays too but to keep the costs down Sony haven’t included an updated drive (Microsoft did though) stating that consumers are moving away from physical media. That’s true… where you have the bandwidth to stream at 4K, so pretty much everywhere except Australia and the 3rd world.

Should you upgrade to a PS4 Pro this November 10? Just like the Xbox One S, the answer is dictated by your TV. If you’ve got a brand spanking new 4k HDR TV then sure, why not. Otherwise, it’s probably not worth it and even with the TV it’s debatable.

Sony also announced a new PS4 Slim – which is oddly barely cheaper than the Pro (in Australia) as well as a new smaller camera and some minor updates to the Dualshock 4 controller.

Source: PS4 Pro | The super-charged PS4

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