(UPDATE: Malaysian pricing for the PlayStation 4 Pro has been announced here.)
Sony has just unveiled the much anticipated PlayStation 4 Pro. Formerly known as the PlayStation Neo, the PS4 Pro is meant to co-exist with the standard PlayStation 4; it won’t replace the latter at all. That being said, the PS4 Pro does pack better hardware and support for 4K resolution. The best part? It doesn’t cost that much more than the standard PS4 as well.
The design of the PlayStation 4 Pro has been kept in the dark right up until it has been officially unveiled, and surprisingly enough, it doesn’t look that much different from the new – and slimmer – PlayStation 4. While the latter has a two-layer design, the more powerful PS4 Pro has a three-layer design; its overall design is akin to the new standard PS4 as well.
Things get really interesting when we dive into the PS4 Pro’s improved hardware. According to Sony, the new console has a better GPU, a faster processor, a 1TB hard drive, as well as support for both 4K resolution and HDR. Interestingly, HDR support won’t be limited to only the PS4 Pro: all variants of the PS4 – including the original model released in 2013 – will support HDR through a firmware update next week.
Although the full advantage of the PS4 Pro can only be realised when connected to a HDR-capable 4K TV, gamers can still reap some benefits when the console is hooked up to a standard HDR TV. Sony mentioned that certain games will look better graphically when connected to a conventional HDR TV, although the company said this is up to developers’ implementation.
The PlayStation 4 Pro will go for $399 (about RM1,615) when it is released on 10 November 2016; that’s just $100 (approximately RM405) more than the new PS4. At the time of this writing, local availability and pricing of the PS4 Pro in Malaysia are not known yet.