Sep 7th, 2016

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It’s finally official. After months of speculation, rumors, and some teasing, Sony has not only announced the PS4 Pro, but also the PS4 Slim. Ok, the Slim has been leaked for a while, but it’s nice to have an official announcement. Here’s everything you need to know about the two newest consoles in the PlayStation family. We’ve also included images of the new PlayStation Platinum Headset (which is wireless and supports 7.1 surround sound and 3D audio) and redesigned PlayStation Camera since they weren’t formally announced during the PlayStation Meeting.

PS4 Slim

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  • Launch (in most markets): September 15th
  • Price: $299/€299/£259/¥ 29,980
  • Will support HDR (high-dynamic range) following a firmware update to be delivered next week. The same applies to all current PS4 models dating back to the system’s launch in 2013.
  • The console is slimmer, lighter, and more energy-efficient
  • Slim will be the primary PS4 going forward, phasing out the original model.
  • Will house the same components in the current PS4.
  • Aimed at a wider audience, hence the slimmer profile and cheaper price point.
  • No optical output
  • No light bar
  • Power and Eject buttons on the front-left side of the console
  • Comes with a slightly-revised DualShock 4, featuring a see-through window, located at the top of the touchpad, for the light bar.

 

PS4 Pro

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  • Launch date: November 10th
  • Price: $399/€399/£399/¥ 44,980
  • Supports 4K resolution and HDR for a more realistic experience that’s closer to what you see in the real world
  • Will support 4K media streaming through upcoming Netflix and YouTube apps. By the year’s end, Netflix will have 600 hours of 4K content including Luke Cage and Narcos Season 2.
  • Won’t support 4K blu-rays
  • Will stand alongside and complement the PS4 Slim
  • Aimed at hardcore gamers and those who have high-resolution displays
  • Your PS4 discs, downloads, and controllers will work on PS4 Pro.
  • Sony is creating “one community” with between PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim as not to segregate the userbases.
  • Sony is working on a way to transfer your content from your regular PS4 to the PS4 Pro, easily.
  • Won’t blur the lines between console generations
  • 2x GPU power
  • Boosted clock rate on CPU
  • 1TB hard drive in all units
  • HDTV users will also benefit from the added power of the PS4 Pro with 1080p games and higher, more stable frame rate.
  • Over a half-dozen, first-party (and some third-party) patches for PS4 Pro support are in the works.
  • Existing PS4 games will support PS4 Pro’s extra power following patches by the developers.
  • Multiplayer games will run at the same frame rate on PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim.
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered, and Black Ops 3 will all have PS4 Pro support on November 4th.
  • PlayStation VR games will look crisper and have higher frame rates.
  • There’s a USB port and optical output port in the back.
  • Will support 1080p Share Play and Remote Play
  • Will support 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wifi

Current PS4 Pro supported games

  • Spider-Man
  • For Honor
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • inFAMOUS First Light
  • Shadow of Mordor
  • Farpoint
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

  • Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Fifa 17
  • Battlefield 1
  • Dishonored 2
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Mass Effect Andromeda