25 September 2022
PS4 Pro

Introducing the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim

PS4 Pro
PS4 Pro

 

Yesterday Sony held a press briefing, the PlayStation Meeting, and made some big announcements including revealing the slimmer and more efficient version of the  PlayStation 4 (which you may have seen on social media recently), and the long-awaited PlayStation 4 Pro (you may know this as the PS4 Neo).

Here’s what was announced:

A Slimmer PlayStation 4

A “slimmer, lighter and more energy-efficient” PlayStation 4. This will be the standard PS4 model moving forward. It will be in “most markets” by September 15th 2016, selling at $299/£259.

PlayStation 4 Pro (Codenamed PS4 Neo)

Targeted to the Hardcore gamer (or those who have invested in advanced display technology), the PS4 Pro is a more powerful version of the original PS4, built to support both 4K and HDR content. According to the PlayStation 4’s lead systems architect, Mark Cerny, PS4 Pro has “more than doubled the power” of the PS4 GPU and relies on AMD’s Polaris GPU architecture. Sony has also boosted the clock rate of the CPU. PS4 Pro will also come with a 1TB hard drive.

UPDATE:  Sony has released the tech specs for PS4 Pro. See it here.

For a list of all known games that are “forward compatitble” with the PS4 Pro, check out IGN’s Wiki.

PS4 Pro will be available on the 10th of November 2016, priced at $399/£359.

PS4 Lineup
PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro Pricing
Video Streaming Apps are also going Pro

A number of video streaming apps, including Netflix and YouTube, are also coming to PlayStation Pro. Netflix will be available at launch with about 600 hours of 4K content including Narcos (season 2), and Marvel’s upcoming series Luke Cage (which premiers on September 30th).

Every PS4 owner gets an HDR update

A Firmware update, which will be available next week, for PS4 will bring HDR support to all PS4 models.

You can watch the entire PlayStation meeting recording here.

Happy Gaming! 🙂