Microsoft confident despite Sony's new PlayStation 4 Pro

Microsoft confident despite Sony's new PlayStation 4 Pro

The console has generated some buzz, both positive and negative for a number of reasons.

Sony also pointed out however that users who purchase a Pro can still take advantage of higher graphical settings and frame rates within select games without the use of a 4K or HDR enabled television or display. So let's get started.

After quite the wait, PlayStation has finally unveiled the new PS4 Pro.

As the PlayStation Meeting wrapped up, Microsoft UK issued a press release (sent to Videogamer and EG) and a pointed tweet.

More news: United States jobs data quashes expectations for September interest rate hike

The current PS4's global sales topped 40 million in May, a record-breaking pace following its launch in November 2013. We'll need to see if PS4 Pro announcement will have an impact over price decisions of sort by that time. According to Sony, such vision has put the gamer at the core of the PlayStation ecosystem, empowering the game developers to make transformative experiences.

There's no indication of how many more units the Xbox One sold than the PlayStation 4 in July and August, and it's unlikely well really ever know, given Microsoft's focus on "engagement" over tangible metrics like units sold. The very first thing that strikes the player is that the PS4 Pro is meant for a much higher experience in gaming.

Sony has confirmed a partnership with Netflix for 4K video streaming on the PS4 Pro, with around 600 hours worth of 4K content ready for the machine's launch. This unit will hit store shelves on September 15 with a price tag of $299. There is also a faster processor and with all this combined, Sony claims the look and feel of games will be improved. Additionally, HDR support will be coming to the base Playstation 4 model via an upcoming system software update.

Sony's console is set to enter the market next month while Microsoft's Project Scorpio, the successor to the 4K-capable Xbox One, won't be arriving until late next year, reports The Verge.

Related Articles

  • Iverson 1½ hours late for Hoop Hall induction warmup

    The 7-foot-1 O'Neal is one of 10 people who will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass . The one year between 1999 and 2002 that Iverson did not lead the league in scoring, it was O'Neal who wore the crown.
    Paralympic sanction for Belarussian who waved Russian flag

    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.
    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.
  • Jordy on a snap count?

    Jordy on a snap count?

    Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson made a shocking move on Saturday as he cut Josh Sitton from the roster. Rodgers, who turns 33 in December, also altered his diet as he tweaked his offseason conditioning routine.
    Pakistan restricts England to 135-7 in one-off T20

    Pakistan restricts England to 135-7 in one-off T20

    Pakistan ended their tour of England at Old Trafford with a crushing nine-wicket win in the only Twenty20 worldwide . England's Eoin Morgan said it was hard to believe his team had recently scored an ODI record 444 against Pakistan .

    Sony Officially Announces Playstation 4 Pro & PS4 Slim

    Sony previously announced that it anticipated " all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4". The company did say that this firmware update is going to be rolled out for the PlayStation 4 next week.
  • Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect

    Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect

    Brewer argued in part that the state made no effort to educate voters that straight-party voting would not be available this fall. And, as is always the case when MI laws are challenged, I have gone to court to defend state law, " the post reads ".
    Hermine leaves counties with millions of dollars in damages

    Hermine leaves counties with millions of dollars in damages

    Another area being monitored is a large area of thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave in the central Atlantic. The one closest to Florida is Invest 92L, and is likely to move into the Gulf of Mexico over next few days.

    First blow: UFC champ Miocic started Cleveland's title run

    If he can leave the Quicken Loan Arena with a win the internet might break. "And just like success, failure is a perspective". And you could say that there's a guy like Mickey, who wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for me, so jealous? "It's business.
  • Ronaldo to play 1st match since injury at Euro 2016

    Ronaldo to play 1st match since injury at Euro 2016

    Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo will play some minutes but might not make the starting lineup, according to Zinedine Zidane.
    Family remembers boy killed by alligator at Disney World

    Family remembers boy killed by alligator at Disney World

    Lane Graves, the 2-year-old boy who was snatched and killed by an alligator on June 14, would've been 3 years old Saturday. Sending peace to the Graves family, and thanks to their community for supporting them through this hard time.
    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.