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Sony announce the new PS4 Slim and PS4 pro supporting 4K.

Thu 8th Sep 2016 - 8:30am Gaming

If you been hiding under a rock the last 12 hours or so you obviosuly don't know that Sony held their PlayStation Meeting yesterday in New York City and made a number of announcements concerning new versions of the PlayStation 4 console. First, Sony confirmed that the new slimmer model of the PS4 will become the default model when it hits stores on September 15 at a retail price of £249 ($299). Following that came the official debut of what fans had previously called PS4 Neo with the PS4 Pro. The PS4 Pro will be available on November 10, 2016, in Japan, North America and Europe at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of 44,980 yen, US$399, €399 and £349.

By boosting the performance and capability of the system architecture including the CPU and GPU, PS4 Pro allows games to deliver graphics with far more detail and unprecedented visual precision. Users with 4K TVs will be able to enjoy all PS4 titles in higher quality, such as 4K quality resolution and faster or more stable frame rates. In addition, PS4 Pro supports 4K video playback to deliver 4K streaming video services such as Netflix and YouTube.

HDTV owners will also be able to enjoy the enhanced gameplay experiences on PS4 Pro, as the system delivers 1080p resolution for all PS4 games and higher or more stable frame rates for some supported titles. PS4 Pro also comes with an additional USB port in the rear and a hard disk drive capacity of 1TB.

Furthermore, looking ahead to the future of imaging technology, all PS4 systems including PS4 Pro will support HDR imaging technology, which enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.

Every PS4 game title, including those already available and those launching in the future, will run on all PS4 including PS4 Pro. Furthermore, all the PS4 system employs the same user interface and shares the same online community for multiplayer gaming and network services.

You can check out some samples of games in 4K and HDR in the players below, including Horizon Zero Dawn and a first look at Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay!

 

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