Sony on Wednesday unveiled the PlayStation 4 which is powered by smooth graphics for higher frame rates. This new version of Sony’s best-selling video game console includes support for 4K and HDR, making it fully compatible with 4K / UHD displays.
Sony Uncharted 4 can be instantly updated to take advantage of 4K / HDR support. Other titles – Call of Duty: Infinity War, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Mass Effect: Andromeda and Days Gone – will provide support at their launch.
Players without HD TVs with 4K or HDR can still take advantage of the higher frame rate in the PS4 Pro.
The PS4 Pro supports the upcoming 4K app from Netflix and YouTube, which will be available in the coming months.
In addition to the upgraded PS4 Pro, Sony introduced a new standard version of PlayStation 4. It is smaller on the outside and weighs less than the original PS4, but its new hardware design reduces power consumption by 28 percent. It is otherwise similar to the PS4 which was launched in late 2013.
“The premium level allows Sony to target enthusiasts, while its standard version addresses a wider audience,” said Pierce Harding Rolls, head of sports research at IHS Market.
The Sony PlayStation 4 Pro will be available for retail on November 10 for $ 399.99, while the new standard PlayStation will be released on September 15 for $ 299.99.
Go high end
4K and HDR support may mean more powerful gaming systems, but the adoption of TVs capable of using these features is still in its infancy. The Sony PS4 Pro is, to some extent, a future unit.
Scott Steinberg explained that “The PS4 Pro is designed to attract premium consumers, and in the same way that it owns advanced gaming computers, you can expect an audience of gamers who want more PS4.” Lead Analyst at TechSavvy Global.
“Not everyone will benefit from these new features in the next month or two, but the system will be ready and ready as soon as it reaches the market,” he told TechNewsWorld. “In this way, Sony will have a system that can take advantage of the consumer’s next TV as well as its current TV.”
Sony is placing its bets with two offers.
“The PS4 Pro industry is actually a .5 upgrade, adding features, but the main hurdle will be selling to someone who already has a system and doesn’t have a 4K
“Advanced features may tempt those who have Xbox One to switch,” he told TechNewsWorld.
In addition, “Sony is smart to offer a cheaper and cheaper version as another way to attract people who have not yet purchased a PS4 in any way,” Pidgeon said.
“Some console players will always need the best things, and if they have the money, they will repurchase the system,” said Pajan, a similar strategy supporting the PC market. “The question remains, what is the size of this market?”
Updating technology to video game consoles was not easy with previous systems.
“Today’s keyboards use less proprietary technology than older generations and are similar to personal computers,” said Harding Rolls of IHS Market. “It makes it easier and quicker to develop and create advanced versions.”
Microsoft has already started its program by launching the Xbox One S, which provides high-definition support for 4K and HDR video, as well as 4K / UHD Blu-ray drives.
Microsoft is also reportedly working on another version that will be able to play games from the expected 4K game early next year.
New corporate strategies can extend the life of their system with this type of update rather than starting a completely new one.
“The keyboards are now designed to last longer than previous generations,” said Steinberg of TechSavy Global.
“This is good news for players who don’t want to see their game library lagging behind, but it should also attract game developers who don’t need to learn an entirely new ecosystem,” he said. said. “For players and developers alike, it really provides the ultimate value to the system.”