The iPhone 7 might have grabbed all the headlines over the weekend, but in video game land it’s all about Sony and its brand new consoles.
Yep, that’s plural. Now there are two new versions of the existing PlayStation 4. One to replace the current model, and a fancy new version designed to withstand the switch to 4K.
The first thing you need to know, the release date. That’s the surprising part. The PlayStation 4 Pro is set for a November 10 release date, gazumping Microsoft’s Project Scorpio — a beefed up Xbox One that serves a similar purpose. That’s pretty big.
Also big: the fact that the PlayStation 4 Pro will not have a 4k Blu-ray player. My take: that’s a weird decision for a device designed for 4k televisions, but I’m also starkly aware that I don’t plan to buy another Blu-ray as long as I live. The future of 4k content — I think — is in streaming. Sales of physical media are in dramatic decline. I’m watching 4k on Netflix. That’s it.
The big selling point of course, is 4k gaming, which you probably won’t care about unless you have a 4k TV, obviously! Games are gonna look better on the PlayStation 4 Pro. Is that enough to justify the purchase of another console? I suspect not, but I would almost certainly recommend future proofing yourself if you’re buying a PlayStation 4 for the first time.
Here’s everything you need to know…
Sony Announces The PlayStation 4 Pro
Here’s The Australian Pricing For The PlayStation 4 Pro
And here’s the Australian pricing.
Sony’s PlayStation Meeting: The Liveblog
Follow our recap of the whole event, blow by blow.
Here’s Some Mass Effect: Andromeda Footage
Oh, they also showed off the new Mass Effect game running on the PlayStation 4 Pro.
Every PS4 Will Support HDR From Next Week
This is very cool news.
PS4 Slim Replacing Old Models, Out September 15
If you want to buy the old one, you’re getting a new old one.