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Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 4 Slim Revolutionizes The Console Industry; What It Means For Xbox One S

By Jomar Teves , Sep 10, 2016 03:25 AM EDT

The PlayStation 4 Slim and the PlayStation 4 Pro were launched just last Wednesday and appeared to be slimmer than older models. This marks the third year since the PS4 was launched and signals a faster rate for console updates.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has already unveiled the Xbox One S and is currently planning to launch Project Scorpio, which is expected to launch next year equipped with better features.The success of the PlayStation 4 Slim and PlayStation 4 Pro is crucial for Sony, given that other sections of its business has not performed well in the market.

Getting To Know More About The PlayStation 4 Pro

The PS4 is the most popular gaming console, with a base of more than 40 million. The updated version of the PS4, called the PlayStation 4 Slim, will be out in the market next week for $299.

The PS4 Pro, on the other hand, would cost $399, and would be released in November. The PS4 to be out soon is equipped with a brand new design, and a better, quicker internal system.

The PS4 Pro is equipped with more upgrades as proven by its 4k image support. All PS4 consoles, however, would be capable of supporting HDR content with the help of a software upgrade.

This is done in a bid to make the image appear more life-like. The Xbox One S and the new PS4 models have similar prices, hence, are in direct competition with each other.

The PlayStation 4 Pro Competes With Project Scorpio

Sony, however, is launching the Pro way ahead of Project Scorpio, which would give them an edge over Microsoft. The mid-cycle launch of the consoles shows how the gaming industry is making a shift.

Analysts point out that the current strategy that gaming tech giants are using have shifted. Originally the idea was to depend on earnings brought about by selling games and hardware. Now, however, gaming companies want to make use of the consoles as a way of selling more services to users is called the GAAS, or "gaming as a service" model.

This particular strategy allows for more revenue by opening up assets from various sources.

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