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Sony Interactive Entertainment announce PlayStation 4 Pro and a slimmer PlayStation 4

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Sony Interactive Entertainment have today announced the PlayStation®4 Pro (PS4®Pro) (CUH-7000 series) gaming system and the slim PlayStation®4 (PS4TM) (CUH-2000 series). Both devices will be available later this year.

For the first time in PlaySation history will there be a higher-end console introduced during the middle of the console’s lifecycle. The PlayStation®4 will have an additional USB slot on the back, will come with a 1TB HDD, and will share the same UI as the PlayStation®4 and the Slim. While the Pro does support 4K streaming it does not in-fact have an UHD player which rules it out as a 4K Blu-ray player. The Pro has the same look as the Slim however the Pro is triple stacked.

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The PlayStation 4 Pro

“Today marks an exciting new milestone for PlayStation as we unveiled the high-end PS4 Pro in the midst of the console lifecycle, catering to gamers who are looking for a heightened PS4 experience,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “By accelerating the innovation cadence at PlayStation, we’re introducing choice in the marketplace, enabling gamers to choose the PS4 model that meets their needs. Ultimately, with titles that leverage the potential of PS4 Pro – plus PlayStation VR launching soon – all PS4 owners continue to benefit from having the best place to play.”

As has been the case with previous slim models of PlayStation systems. The slimmer PS4 keeps the same overall design, however the edges are rounded and smooth, giving the device a softer look. Gone is the split of matte top and plastic HDD cover. The top of the Slim is one matte black piece.

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Slimmer, Thinner PlaySation 4

PlayStation®4 Pro

  • PlayStation 4 Pro delivers enhanced experiences through improved image processing capability and support for 4K quality
  • Allows games to deliver graphics with far more detail and unprecedented visual precision
  • 4K video playback support to deliver 4K streaming video services such as Netflix and YouTube
  • Support of HDR imaging technology, enabling reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colours

PlayStation®4 Slim

  • New form factor reduces size by more than 30% and makes console 25% lighter in weight than previous models
  • Increased energy efficiency, cutting power consumption by more than 34%
  • All PS4 systems including the new slimmer model and PS4 Pro will support HDR imaging technology via systems software update

While these newer models offer upgrades, aesthetic updates, and efficiency. There isn’t any sort of exclusivity that would differentiate them. As mentioned before; they will all use the same UI. Launch titles, already available, and also future titles will all be playable on all 3 console models.

The PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB model will be available from September 16th at a RRP of AUD$439.95, with the 1TB model available from September 29th at a RRP of AUD$509.95.

The PlayStation 4 Pro will be available in Australia from November 10th at a RRP of AUD$559.95

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