Sony announces PlayStation 4 Pro with 4K capability

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PlayStation 4 Pro

The PlayStation 4 Pro features abetter GPU, clock rate, and a bigger hard drive as well as 4K and HDR display support.

4K resolution and HDR are the new hotness in displays and it’s slowly gaining momentum in the gaming world. Sony has just entered the market by announcing its PlayStation 4 Pro, its first 4K capable console. The announcement was made at the Sony event in New York earlier this week.

The PlayStation 4 Pro will be released on November 10th, 2016 running at $399 USD. The Pro will be slightly bigger than its predecessor as well as a better GPU, clock rate, and a bigger hard drive. The PS4 Pro will be able to display both HDR and 4K resolutions as well as play all the games currently available on the original PS4.

Several games have already been unveiled as being 4K supported including Mass Effect: Andromeda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone, Watch Dogs 2, and Marvel’s Spider-Man game. During the presentation, Activision Chief Technology Officer Andy Hendrickson said Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will support the PS4 Pro as will Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 after an update in the future.

Sony will also be partnering up with Netflix and YouTube to bring 4K streaming apps to the PS4 Pro. Netflix currently has 26 titles available for 4K streaming that consist mostly of TV series and documentaries including Breaking Bad, Daredevil, Fuller House, House of Cards, Jessica Jones, Sense8, The Blacklist, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Surprisingly enough however, is that the PlayStation 4 Pro won’t play UHD 4K Blu-ray discs (while on the other hand Xbox’s new Xbox One S can).

You can pre-order the PlayStation 4 Pro on PlayStation’s website but it will just direct you to Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy.

Are you excited for the PlayStation 4 Pro? Is it worth it if you already have a PS4? Are you an early adopter of 4K content, or are you waiting until the hype and cost dies down before you dive in? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: PlayStation
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