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Sony launch the new PlayStation 4: the PS4 Pro

prophet

Apple’s iPhone 7 launch event was not the only big announcement made on the 7th of September. Sony took their own stage that afternoon to reveal the brand new PS4 Pro; the most powerful PlayStation ever made.

 

The PS4 was launched three years ago. Since then, technology has changed a lot and so Sony had a big gap to fill and they did just that. Read on to find out how the latest and upcoming PlayStation has advanced and changed the level of gaming.

 

PS4 Pro!.jpgConnectivity

 

You might be on the phone to a friend whilst playing a game or they might ask a thousand questions about the experience of the PS4 Pro. Why not let them watch you play and get a feel for it? They too can be remotely entertained, in HD (1080p) definition.

 

You can even stream your games to compatible devices and play remotely. Again, in 1080p. This is a cool feature but may aid in getting you seriously addicted. Smiley Tongue

 

4K Entertainment

 

The PlayStation isn't just for gaming. With the PS4 Pro, you can watch Youtube videos, movies and TV shows on Netflix and other supported entertainment apps. It has a built-in Blu-ray disc player too. The best thing is you can be entertained in 4K (it supports HDR too) although you'd need a 4K TV but it's nice to know it supports such a fantastic resolution. Those running games at native 1080p will still experience colours like never before and immense graphic detail. You need good graphics when gaming after all don't you?

 

Sony PS4 Pro.jpgInside the PS4 Pro

 

The Pro's 4K and HDR capabilities are driven by an upgraded GPU, which was never available before. You can probably imagine how much better the graphics will be. But an upgraded processor is still necessary and the Pro comes with just that, offering higher clock rates. So, games will run much smoother. It also comes with a 1TB hard drive, as opposed to 500GB.

 

Is it worth getting?

 

I think it's very convenient for a gaming console to have additional functionality. It's essentially two-in-one and means you could easily do without things like the Apple TV or Google Chromecast. Fancy taking a break from gaming? Switch over to Netflix and if you can't find anything you're in the mood for then there is always Youtube plus many other apps you can toggle between.

 

Although it's not native 4K, it's close and has made the PlayStation future proof for a good few years. Performance and graphics upgrades are the outstanding factors here and it's not a bad price either (£349.99). It may also be a good time (or excuse) to get that gorgeous 4K TV; future-proof entertainment Smiley Wink

 

PS4 Pro.jpg

 

Price and Release date

 

It’s an exciting time for gamers and if you’re interested in the new PS4 Pro then

you can preorder it on Amazon. It will be released on 10th November 2016 and priced at £349.99.

 

What do you guys think of it, how many of you already own a PlayStation and how many of you are planning to purchase it? I look forward to your thoughts.

 

Thanks for reading Smiley Happy

 

Sadia writes app reviews, smartphone reviews, tech tips & tutorials at XALIRATE

21 Comments
phenomenon
Nice information there and I'll certainly be thinking about getting the PS4 pro because of the 4k capability .
navigator
It is not as convenient as a Google Chromecast though.
graduate
Good job Sony always liked playstation
As soon as this was announced my son just as to have one, but then he as had everyone that comes out. At first I thought it bad him playing this since early age but good as come out of it as he now looking for a job in computers after going to college and passing his courses.
seer
The PS4 and Xbox One were underpowered on release.
virtuoso

I bought a Sega Saturn and then Playstation 1 many years ago but became so addicted to the games I would play into the early hours and still go to work next day.

 

I don't play any more Smiley Sad

prophet

@josh08shaw - Awesome and I think the 4K capability will be a selling factor.

 

@inspiron42 - It may not be, but if you just want a few entertainment apps on top of playing games then it's almost the ideal console.

 

@mohammedadries - Sony have done good with their PlayStation consoles. We're quite behind in my household, with the PS3 but we're not big gamers.

 

@theloneranger01 - That's great, good on him Smiley Happy

 

@vorb - What do you think of the PS4 Pro? 

 

@scrips49 - Ouch. Lack of sleep is definitely not good and these consoles can get you so easily addicted. Did you stop because of that or other reasons and do you see yourself playing again?

virtuoso

@shadylady I stopped because it is so addictive and no, I won't be playing again. Takes up too much time and I have other hobbies now Smiley Happy

prophet

@scrips49 - Fair enough and that's good Smiley Happy

visionary

thinking about getting this. sounds great