Sony has finally put the PS4 Pro on sale in the UK today and claims to offer the best gaming experience in the world.
The games console is capable of displaying supported titles at a higher resolution and frame rate. But should you buy it?
Sony PS4 Pro: Release date
The PlayStation 4 Pro went on sale on Thursday 10 November. If you want the Microsoft’s next-gen Project Scorpio 4K gamer, you will have to wait another year.
Sony PS4 Pro: Price
The PS4 Pro will retail at £349 in the UK ($399 in the States). Cheaper than standard PS4 not too long ago. You can buy it here from Amazon.
Sony PS4 Pro: Specifications
If you need to know the specifications here are a sample of them below. It will support 4K gaming and features an updated GPU, higher clock rate and a 1TB hard drive.
The main processor has had a 30 per cent speed boost from 1.6GHz to 2.1GHz, while the graphics processing unit has leapt from 1.84 teraflops.
The Pro also offers an extra USB port at the rear and brings back the Optical Digital port for connection to certain headsets and AV receivers. There is also support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
- Model number: CUH-7000 series
- Single-chip custom processor
- CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
- GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon based graphics engine
- GDDR5 8GB RAM
- 1TB Hard drive
- Approximately 295 × 55 × 327 mm (excludes largest projection)
- Approximately 3.3 kg
- BD × 6 CAV
- DVD × 8 CAV
- Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen.1) port × 3
- AUX port × 1
- Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1
- IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)
- AC 100V, 50/60Hz
- Max. 310W
- 5-degrees C – 35-degrees C
- HDMI out port (supports 4K/HDR)
- Digital out (optical port)
Sony PS4 Pro: Design
The PS4 Pro looks similar to its new slimmer sibling, but sports rounded corners and is bigger to fit in all that shiny new tech. It measures 295 x 55 x 327mm, which is even bigger than the original model and weighs an enormous 3.3kg.
On the bottom of the new console, Sony has used PlayStation symbols (Square, Circle, Cross and Triangle) as feet.
Sony PS4 Pro: Games
The PS4 Pro will be able to play any games meant for the previous version of the PS4 and going forward, it will continue to do so. There will be a Pro mode for games which should see enhanced graphics, higher framerate or an increased resolution coming to the high-end console. Gamers with the new console will see if a game can be played in the new enhanced mode by looking for a special “PS4 Pro Enhanced” badge.
Sony PS4 Pro: Controllers
The PS4 Pro comes with redesigned DualShock 4 controllers. While the design of these controllers is fundamentally the same as the first-gen DualShock 4 controllers, they come with one huge change – a small light bar on the touch-sensitive panel of the controller.
Sony PS4 Pro: Should I upgrade?
The PS4 Pro is really only worth buying if you have a TV capable of serving 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) content. If you are sticking with your old telly, you really don’t need it.