PlayStation announced a smaller model. This will take the place of the current PS4 as the standard system model. The new slimmer, lighter and more energy efficient PS4, is to replace existing models of the consoles moving forward. It is priced at £259, and will hit most markets by September 15.
The PlayStation 4 Pro was revealed as a more powerful version of the original PlayStation 4, Sony says that the PS4 Pro will stand alongside and compliment the original PlayStation 4 with its 4K and HDR capabilities. The same game discs and downloads will run on the PS4 and the PS4 Pro, the Pro has a boosted CPU clock rate, a 1TB Hard Drive, and double the power of the PS4 GPU.
Sony’s enhanced version of the PlayStation 4 isn’t ushering in a new console generation according to PS4 Pro's lead systems architect, Mark Cerny. During PlayStation's meeting post show, Cerny said:
Cerny also spoke about to the excitement among the industry for PlayStation 4 Pro and went on to say that, “developers and publishers have been very quick to adopt the new platform.”
PlayStation 4 lead systems architect Mark Cerny said that we are providing a number of mechanisms for easily transferring your game library, and entitlement from the standard model to the new console. It will be available on November 10 for £349, and it is now available to pre-order on Amazon.
Games like call of duty Modern Warfare Remastered and Black Ops 3 will take advantage for the PlayStation 4 Pro on day one. Additional pro titles include Spiderman, Mass Effect Andromeda, and Horizon Zero Dawn. A number of entertainment streaming apps are coming to the PlayStation 4 pro, Netflix app will be available form launch, providing 600 hours of 4K content, and a firmware upgrade next week will give all PlayStation 4 models HDR capability.
Sony has also announced four new peripherals to be sold separately to the newly announced PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, the new light bar of the touchpad version of the dual shock 4 - that are the companies new additions of the PlayStation 4 - will be sold individually for £54. A redesigned PlayStation camera has all of the same internal features as the original PS4 version, but now comes in a cylinder shape and with an angle adjusting stand. Presumably it is allowed for easier use for PlayStation VR it will cost £54. A new translucent vertical stand will allow the mounting of both PS4’s PS4 Pro, and PS4 Slim which won’t fit on Sony’s original console, the official stand will cost £16. The platinum wireless headset includes 7.1 virtual surround sounds, 3D audio for games that support it, noise cancelling, hidden microphones, and a 3.5mm audio cable for connecting to the PlayStation VR or a mobile device. The new dual shock controller, camera, and stand will be available from September 15 and the headset arrives this holiday.