[Official Specs Now Available] PlayStation 4 Pro Announced, Priced at $399 & Released on November 10

Alessio Palumbo
Posted Sep 7, 2016
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[UPDATE] Sony released the official specifications of the PlayStation 4 Pro in a press release. They are basically the same specifications we reported via a document leak a few months ago.

There are a few interesting highlights, though. There’s an additional USB port on the console’s back, for instance; oddly enough, 4K Blu-ray is not supported so 4K video is limited to streaming services like Netflix and YouTube.

SharePlay and RemotePlay have both been boosted to 1080P resolution, and Sony also added 5GHZ WiFi for the PS4 Pro.

Product name PlayStation®4 Pro
Color Jet Black
Product code CUH-7000 series
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price JP44,980yen, US$399, EU€399, and £349*2
Main processor Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine
Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size 1TB
External dimensions Approx. 295×55×327 mm (width × height × length)
(excludes largest projection)
Mass Approx. 3.3 kg
BD/ DVD drive
(read only)
BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV
Input/ Output Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen.1) port × 3
AUX port × 1
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
Power AC 100V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Max. 310W
Operating temperature 5ºC – 35ºC
AV output HDMI™ out port (supports 4K/HDR)
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port

[ORIGINAL STORY] As expected, Sony announced the PlayStation 4 Neo – only it’s actually called PlayStation 4 Pro. It will be priced at $399/€399/£349 and it will release on November 10.

Andrew House said that PlayStation 4 is maxing out what 1080P HDTVs can do for games. Sony is also excited for 4K and HDR, which is why they’re making PlayStation 4 Pro. Mark Cerny is once again the Lead Architect and he took the stage

PlayStation 4 Pro is not intended to blur the line between console generations, instead it’s a way to bring PlayStation 4 games to new heights. According to Cerny, the target for this upgraded console is a high fidelity graphical experience.

He then proceeded to give some details on the new system:

  • More than doubled the power of the GPU, boosted the clock. GPU based on AMD Polaris
  • More efficient rendering techniques to reach 4K
  • PS4 Pro is equipped with 1TB HDD

A number of games were then showcased: For Honor, Spider-Man, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Watch_Dogs 2, Killing Floor 2, Days Gone and more. Some old games like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Infamous: Second Son have been confirmed to be compatible with the new console and get appropriate improvements via patches.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered and Black Ops 3 will all support PS4 Pro on day one.

Moreover, even if you own an HDTV you’ll get enhanced experiences with the new console via techniques like supersampling. All games will run at 1080P and supported titles may run at higher or more stable frame rate; however, it looks like in multiplayer Sony will demand parity across PS4 Pro and original PS4.

The same discs will run on both basic PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.

For PlayStation VR, developers may choose to increase their games’ resolution and/or frame rate with the PlayStation 4 Pro.

What do you think of the reveals at the PlayStation Meeting? Are you interested in a PlayStation 4 Pro or PlayStation 4 Slim? Let us know below!

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