Recently, Sony held a PlayStation Meeting press conference to announce their latest hardware to date, the PS4 Pro (codenamed “PS NEO), and the PS4 Slim. Since it’s confirmation at E3 2016 that there is a much powerful hardware to release within this year. What Sony confirmed is that the PS4 Pro is able to run 4K and HDR displays on upcoming game and old ones to support this resolution. In the PS Meeting 2016 that happened recently, Sony showed Insomniac Games’ upcoming Spider-Man game in 4K display. It was superb and visually stunning.
And what’s more interesting and also good to know is that there are no PS4 Pro exclusives. So that means, all upcoming games will still be available for the standard PS4. For those who wants to have crisps displays who has 4K, then it’s time for you to replace your PS4 to PS4 Pro.
“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.”
-Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
This marks the first time ever in the history of PlayStation that a higher-end system will be introduced in the middle of the platform’s lifecycle. PS4 Pro will complement the standard PS4, including the slimmer and lighter model also announced today.
Here are the specs of PS4 Pro:
Suggested retail price
Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine
Approx. 295×55×327 mm (width × height × length)
(excludes largest projection)
Approx. 3.3 kg
BD/ DVD drive
BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV
Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen.1) port × 3
AUX port × 1
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
5ºC – 35ºC
HDMI™ out port (supports 4K/HDR)
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port
What also comes along with the new model of the standard PS4 and PS4 Pro are the new DualShock 4 and PS Camera models. The new Wireless Controller for PS4 allows the light from the light bar to emit on the touch pad, making a new luminous line in the same color as that of the light bar. This provides gamers with visual information, such as which character they control or health status, at a glance for more intuitive gameplay.
The redesigned PlayStation®Camera (PS Camera)inherits all the features available on the current model, including PlayStation VR (PS VR) support, and features a new compact cylindrical form. PS Camera includes a stand allowing users to easily adjust the angle of the PS Camera and set it up in their preferred location, such as on top of their TV or entertainment center.
The PS4 Slim (SRP: PHP17,300) and the new DS4 controller (SRP: PHP2,495) comes out on September 24, 2016, while the new PS Camera (SRP: PHP2,990) will be out alongside PSVR this October 2016.
And as for PS4 Pro, it will be available in the US by November 10, 2016 with a price range of USD 399.99. But there are no set-in-stone launch date for PS4 Pro in the Philippines yet, but the SRP would be PHP22,900.
Are you going to get the new powerful PS4 Pro? Let us know!