PS4 Slim & PS4 Pro Announced


Seemingly discontent with their current hardware, Sony have announced two new forms of PS4: the PS4 Pro and the PS4 Slim, promising a marginally more compact console or one capable of the marvels of 4K output.

Initially called the PlayStation Neo, the PS4 Pro will be an enhanced version of the former PS4, boasting an upgraded GPU and CPU and allowing games (and even other applications like Netflix and YouTube) to be played in 4K resolution, ensuring a slightly enhanced visual experience perfect for those who obsess over such minor differences.

Games will also be compatible with HDR, with Sony promising that the original PS4 will obtain “HDR-capability” through a patch near the end of the month – a comparison can be seen below, with the original on top and the PS4 Pro on the bottom:



The PS4 Slim is merely a smaller version of the original PS4 in all dimensions, bearing all the same parts and functionalities but with physical eject and power buttons instead of touch-sensitive ones – a feature that was already implemented in the 1200 PS4 models.

The 3 hour event at the PlayStation Theater in New York:

The PS4 Pro will go on sale November 10th for $399, while the PS4 Slim will be available on September 15th for $299.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Upscaled 4k and 30fps. shitsux.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lets be realistic here for a second.
    Even GTX 1080 and their AMD counter-parts with decent CPUs have trouble running some games in 4K while keeping 60FPS depending on the settings, like SSAO, HDRR, Dynamic Shadows, PhysX and Anti-Alias options can kill the performance of today's high-end PCs, sure it depends on the game but that means the PS4Pro will have to compromise detail even more to reach 4K (It's actually 2K upscaled to 4K) and we know that's not going to happen so developers will use the cinematic 30fps bullshit more often, VR is terrible with low framerates including 60 and it gets worse with variable framerate so all in all it's just a minor upgrade to an already extremely dated machine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's going to take some time to have native 4k for everything. Company's will need to invest a lot of money in new hardware to work, and save assists in that environment. It's always nice to see some new gear.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:25 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sales Pitch:

    Upgrade your 8 year old box with a 5 year old box in 2 months, because we couldn't put fucking decent GPU in it.

    Expect top of the line 4k gaming with 720p upscaling.
    Immersive HDR from our TVs for the low-cost of 2000$+.
    Smooth sub-30FPS, high-resolution 16x16 texture.
    PlayStation VR that will make you puke since the frame rate is all over the place.
    And much more.

    Ours developers will work hard to make sure the games you love will work perfectly on PSPRO while running like shit on PS4/PS4Slim because we don't give a shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Great. So how about some good new non-"remaster" games to play on these consoles?

    Hello? Anybody there? Hello? Somebody?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean an entirely new game that will only be exclusive to the PS4 Pro, and not on the regular PS4?

    They said they wouldn't do that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    mass effect andromeda says you're dumb

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about Mass Effect Andromeda? It'll be on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You clearly haven't done your research.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please go play Mass Effect 1-3 if you have not guys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:18 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 12/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Potato Station 4+

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    doesn't support 4k bluray discs; fuck that

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:06 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    it doesn't matter how good the system is. if the games suck, than it's worth less than garbage. they should be making new games than start with the game sytem, if needed. focus on making games that catch people' eyes with easy. take a look at the psp go. it made so little sale, because there where no games that people wanted to try on it. ps vita almost met the same fate. right now, it's on thin ice with only a few games that keep the ps vita going. if i'm wrong than tell me, my ears are open to all comments( good or bad).

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Smoke, Mirrors and Buzwords

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Keep in mind that this isn't real 4k.

    Its just an image stretched out, upscaled.

    Wouldn't suddenly be able to play games in 4k.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, that's why companies made 4k resolution games for it, i'll tell you what your daddy told you wgen you were a kid "SHUT YOU'RE LYING FAGGOT MOUTH AND GO TO BED SO I CAN FUCK YOUR DAMN MOTHER IN PEACE."

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Regular PS4 already does upscaling. The new model should have this as its internal resolution. That's the whole point of a hardware upgrade.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:49 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    higher than 1080p but not really 4k

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    Comment by Rya
    15:40 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Native 4k/60fps on a $400 machine? Be a bit more realistic please. You would need another 0 for that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I buy a PS4 if they bring it DEAD OR ALIVE XTREME 3 and VR to the WEST. And other games like Yakuza 6 and Yakuza Zero. Point of getting a new PS4 PRO is for that reason!

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    Comment by Rya
    15:38 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just import doa from asia, it has english subtitles. That's as close as you will ever get.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bullshit. PS4 Pro has a Bluray drive. Just not a drive capable of 4k movies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Set up a Japanese account, buy a PSN funds card from somewhere like Play Asia and download the game. Simples.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:20 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    So much hardware comes out every console generation. Might as well get a PC if you want one, console gaming might even cost you more now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:52 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Console gaming definitely will cost you more, especially if you buy more than one per generation.

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    Comment by itachixmaster
    10:03 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    what is the point to make 2 console who do the same thing?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:53 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Arrogant Sony is back.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:32 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    To farm some money

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:11 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japano power: Activated!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:49 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    People are on a rampage hating on this announcement like if someone was forcing them to buy a Pro at gun point.

    But for the record, the system upscales 2k to 4k, so yeah, it's not 4k native. And the frame-rate will remain 30fps because it'll use the same CPU but with a slight overclock.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    so its okay to buy a 1000 dollar phone EVERY YEAR, also is pretty much normal to expend 500 to 1000 dollars upgrading your pc every 2 years? but is a sin to buy a console every 3 years? and they ALL do the same, a phone is a phone and do pretty much the same as the one from a year ago, a pc wiht a 1080 runs the same games as one with a 980, and even a 780 for that matter, but a console that at least is offering some manner of improved fuctionality and extra features is a ripoff?

    Comment by Anonymous

    If I'm not mistaken, it'll be up to developers to make use of the extra power in their games, if they don't, the games will run the same across all consoles.

    I personally want 1080p 60fps Shenmue 3, but given that Yu Suzuki has a limited budget, I'm happy with just the game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not even up to them. All developers have to ensure the games have exactly the same features on "normal PS4" and PS4Pro, Sony already anounced that. So the only difference would be a slightly better resolution or framerate. And really, looking at the specs, it's just a bit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:41 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the initial price point for PS4 was what, $600? Now a couple years later they want you to "upgrade" for another $400? Just buy a PC already. And this isn't just PS doing this shit. They learned well from Micro$oft on how to exploit every dime they can from a consumer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope initial ps4 price was 400 the ps3 used to be 600 which i paid lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:36 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meanwhile, you have to spend $800+ for your PC graphics card alone. I never bought an original PS4 (only one or two good games that I wanted anyway), but I will buy a PS4 Pro. Plus, no one forces you to buy it, there will be no exclusives (so they say, in the long run I doubt it).

    tl;dr: Retard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:12 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm assuming that $800+ is for 4k?

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