It wasn’t a particularly well-kept secret, but finally it’s out – Sony has officially taken the wraps off of their new 4K-capable PlayStation 4 Pro. The new PlayStation model has an higher clock processor and new GPU, and a whole lot more storage – 1TB in fact. Details are slim about the extent of the upgrades on the new model, but Sony says the new model is specifically made for 4K, UHD TVs and their upcoming PlayStation VR headset, which is set to be released in October.
Even without a 4K display, gamers will still see benefits with the more powerful model with older games in the form of better graphics even if they were made originally for the PS4. Of course only select games will have upscaled graphical fidelity when played on the PlayStation Pro.
Sony’s positioning the PlayStation Pro as the PlayStation to get if you’re grabbing the new PlayStation VR bundle, since PSVR games played on the more powerful console will look better, have more detailed special effects and will run at higher framerates compared to the plain-jane model.
So what happens to the old one? Nothing really – Sony is will sell the old model, since the PlayStation Pro is supposed to compliment, rather than replace, the venerable PS4.
The PlayStation Pro is set to retail at $399 (Php 18.6K) and is slated to arrive in the US on November.