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With The PS4 Pro, Sony Wants To Dominate The Console Market

With The PS4 Pro, Sony Wants To Dominate The Console Market

Here’s what inside the box

PlayStation 4” console (PlayStation 4 Pro, HDD 1TB, body color: Jet Black) × 1
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK 4) Jet Black (CUH-ZCT2) × 1
Monaural headset × 1
Power cord × 1
HDMI cable × 1
USB cable × 1

And here are the full specs:

Main processor: Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon ™ based graphics engine
Memory: GDDR5 8GB
Hard Disk: 1TB × 1
External dimensions: About 295mm × 55mm × 327mm (width × height × depth)
Weight: about 3.3kg
Optical drive (read-only)
BD 6-speed CAV
DVD 8 speed CAV
Input and output:
Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1) port × 3
AUX port × 1
Communication:
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
Power supply:
AC 100V, 50 / 60Hz
Power consumption: up to 310W
Operating environment temperature: 5 ℃ – 35 ℃
AV output:
HDMI® output terminal (4K / HDR output)
Optical digital output terminal

The Time Has Come

All year long we’ve been talking about what Sony and Microsoft next step in console gaming should be – upgraded consoles. Information was leaked about what Sony was planning regarding upgraded consoles and then later confirmed by Andrew House that they were working on the PS4 (code name) “Neo”  

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Today we were treated to a small event from Sony, showcasing some of the games running on what is now officially named PS4 Pro. The majority of the event Sony brought out Mark Cerny to explain what the PS4 Pro is capable of producing which is 4K and HDR gaming with 4K media playback and showcased it with clips from the new Spider-man PS4 game, Watch Dogs 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, For Honor, Call of Duty and Mass Effect Andromeda.

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They showed some older games such as Infamous First Light, Uncharted 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider running on the PS4 Pro with the HDR implementation.  They call this forward compatibility but the catch was, if you don’t have a 4K HDR tv then you won’t see the true effects taken place. The livestream wasn’t shown in 4K but will be uploaded later today in 4K. 

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The PS4 Pro was speculated to release holiday this year or sometime next year but it was confirmed what I had believed to be releasing this year. They had mentioned Call of Duty will be playing in 4K Day One. The official release date is November 10th 2016. Two months from now at the price of $399 (the same price as the original PS4 at launch). This raises the question, will you be upgrading to the PS4 Pro?

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