Sony Officially Announces Playstation 4 Pro & PS4 Slim

According to the rather detailed FAQ Sony posted for the console today, all games, saved data, captured videos and screenshots, system settings, and other content can be moved over to the new system using an Ethernet cable. Every PS4 on the market will soon receive an update that makes them compatible with HDR TV sets (which is arguably as important as 4K, if not more so). You can preorder the PlayStation 4 Pro from Gamestop here. This unit will hit store shelves on September 15 with a price tag of $299. Low frame-rates have been a common complaint of ours in many racing games of this generation, which could no longer be an issue on PS4 Pro.

House goes on to explain that even if you don't own a 4K TV the Pro provides a number of benefits. The company did say that this firmware update is going to be rolled out for the PlayStation 4 next week.

With PlayStation 4 Pro, we look forward to introducing our players to our most powerful home console with the offering of the first class 4k and HDR technology. The Sony PlayStation 4 Pro will be released on November 10.

More news: Airbnb Announces New Nondiscrimination Policy

To demonstrate the new console, Sony showed scenes from a variety of games including Watchdogs 2, Deux Ex: Mankind Divided and Killing Floor 2.

All well and good for the Christmas shopper crowd, but what does this mean for gamers with the current, bog standard Playstation 4 console? At the press event, Sony highlighted the console's capability to take advantage of 4K monitors. Your copy of Uncharted 4 will be getting a lovely spruce up. Sony previously announced that it anticipated "all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4". On the bright side, 4k Netflix and YouTube apps are being developed for the PS4 Pro, so it won't totally be devoid of 4k video playback.

Related Articles

  • Carrasco overcomes home runs, bugs as Indians beat Astros

    Carrasco overcomes home runs, bugs as Indians beat Astros

    Left-hander Dallas Keuchel - the reigning AL Cy Young victor - was sent back to Houston to have his pitching shoulder examined. Astros: C Jason Castro (bruised knee) returned to the lineup after missing three games, going 1 for 3 with a double.

    Nate Boyer to Colin Cowherd: Kaepernick taking knee was 'a big step'

    Kaepernick is alluding to his backup status heading into the 2012 season, when Alex Smith held the starter spot in front of him. Colin Kaepernick plans to continue taking a knee during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner".
    Turkish soldiers return fire on Syrian Kurdish militia: military officials

    Turkish soldiers return fire on Syrian Kurdish militia: military officials

    The complex mosaic of shaky alliances, tacit understandings, deep-seated rivalries and age-long hostility began to shift. Analysts warn that with thousands of jihadists in the densely populated city, it would most likely be a brutal fight.
  • ECB Rates On Hold As Draghi Sees Eurozone Economic 'Resilience'

    ECB Rates On Hold As Draghi Sees Eurozone Economic 'Resilience'

    Bosomworth, who expects the European Central Bank to announce in December an extension to its QE program of six to nine months. The dollar touched a low of 94.465 against a basket of major currencies before rebounding to trade up 0.1 percent at 95.054.
    Gabon: Bongo hits back at claims he stole disputed election

    Gabon: Bongo hits back at claims he stole disputed election

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told RTL radio that European observers expressed criticism over the electoral process. Bongo said that under Gabon's electoral law, his opponents had until Thursday to lodge their complaints with the court.
    NASCAR Truck Series Driver Attacks Winner

    NASCAR Truck Series Driver Attacks Winner

    Incredibly, the duo continued to battle down the main straight with the nose of Nemechek's vehicle just edging out Custer's. Daniel Hemric, Matt Crafton and Christopher Bell rounded out the top-five finishers at the road course.
  • Mexican finance minister resigns amid Trump scandal

    Mexican finance minister resigns amid Trump scandal

    The visit has been widely seen as a humiliation for the country in view of Trump's opinions about Mexican immigration to the US. Videgaray has worked with President Peña Nieto since 2005, when Peña Nieto was the governor of the State of Mexico.
    Apple Launches iPhone 7, 7 Plus With 32GB, 128GB, 256GB Storage Versions

    Apple Launches iPhone 7, 7 Plus With 32GB, 128GB, 256GB Storage Versions

    Invites have already gone out for the highly anticipated event, which is also expected to see the launch of the new iPhones. Both the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 now have 32 and 128 GB models, at $399 and $499, respectively, for both models.

    Pence to release tax returns, Trump to follow - eventually

    Trump hasn't released his medical records, his tax returns, has fought to have the release of his video depositions blocked. Every presidential nominee since 1976 has released some form of a tax return or at least tax summary.
  • Thursday forecast: sunshine, high of 92

    Thursday forecast: sunshine, high of 92

    It's still more than a full week out, but daybreak temperatures could be in the 40s across Western New York next Thursday . Showers and thunderstorms will cross the area Saturday night putting an end to the heat and humidity by Sunday .

    Paralympic sanction for Belarussian who waved Russian flag

    Later, journalist Matt McGeehan reported that the IPC identified the Belarusian Paralympic athlete who carried the Russian flag. In Russia , where the ban for state-sponsored sports doping has been fiercely contested, there was high praise for Fomochkin.

    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu slams Mexican president over Trump meeting

    In a joint press conference with the Mexican president, Trump said the two did not discuss who would pay for the wall. Nieto has said he was the one who made a decision to invite the two major United States presidential candidates.