Is The 'PlayStation 4 Pro' Only For People Who Have 4K TV?
Whether you should be upgrading to Sony's high-powered model of the PlayStation 4 Pro console depends solely on one device: your Television. Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro, which was officially introduced this month, boasts a lot more horsepower, and the ability to provide 4K resolutions in selected games as well as other compatible video services like Netflix. But unless you own a native 4K TV or is planning to buy one, Sony's standard video game console will still serve you just fine.
Setting up PS4 Pro
For those who are leaning towards the pricier move to 4K, setting up the PS4 Pro is no different than the standard PlayStation 4. Users just plug in the included HDMI cable to their television, fire up the console and go through the step-by-step setup process, which includes logging in or creating an account for the PlayStation Network.
From PS4 to PS4 Pro
If you already own a PS4, users will be prompted to transfer every data from their current PS4 console to the PS4 Pro. To make this happen, an Ethernet cable will be required to perform the transfer. Using a PS4 that occupied nearly all of the 500 GB of storage available, it will take between 90 minutes to 2 hours to complete the transfer to the PS4 Pro.
Advantages of the Pro
The big advantage of the PS4 Pro is the jump into 4K gaming. Several games have already supported the higher display resolutions. These games include Uncharted 4, NBA 2K17, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, as well as the company's roster of games for PlayStation VR, its virtual reality platform. Along with 4K, the PS4 Pro also supports HDR functionality, which boosts the color depth and contrast on games by a certain degree.
No 4K TV, no problem
Without having a 4K TV set, Sony claims that owners of standard high-definition sets will still see improvements, including better visual quality and better, more consistent framerates than ever before. Another important note when hooking up the PS4 Pro to a TV is that it doesn't support HDR pass-through, which means you won't get HDR if, for example, you have PlayStation VR already hooked up. PS4 Pro also doesn't support Ultra 4K Blu-ray discs, which is something to keep in mind if you hope to watch those on this console.
Other features of the PS4 Pro
Outside 4K, PS4 Pro also introduces some minor touches and enhancements. This includes a larger overall size compared to the standard PS4, some minor tweaks to the DualShock controller, and the much-anticipated debut of a 1 TB hard drive, which is essential for a player who prefers downloads over physical discs.
It will all depend on you
Spending the extra $100 to jump onto PS4 Pro will depend on your own personal preference for 4K. If you own a 4K TV or is planning on getting one very soon, then it is definitely worth the upgrade, especially with the larger 1 TB hard drive. But the standard PS4 is still a great video game console. If you already own one and aren't in any kind of rush to buy a 4K display, you can wait it out to go Pro.
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PlayStation Store Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary By Offering Surprising Big Game Discounts
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Why The 'PlayStation 4 Pro' Is The Video Game Console Of The Future?
As everyone anticipated, Sony has finally confirmed its plans on taking its PlayStation 4 video game console into uncharted territory later this year. The company has recently revealed the surprisingly affordable PlayStation 4 Pro, a much-enhanced refresh version of the PlayStation 4 console, but with much more features that highlights owners of 4K TVs. It will also improve the experience that users have with this year's most exciting new console releases. With that, the PlayStation 4 Pro is looking forward to becoming the game console of the future.
The 'PlayStation 4 Pro' Kickstarts The Resolution Revolution
With the upcoming launch of the much-awaited PlayStation 4 Pro, the age of 4K gaming is edging closer and closer to its full commencement. That would also be the primary selling point for Sony's mid-cycle console refresh, where the Pro will be their first-ever 4K console. But aside from offering amazing 4K graphics, the PS4 Pro is also composed of some powerful new hardware that will make all of your games run faster, smoother, and more vivid than ever before, while also tending towards gamers who have yet to upgrade to a 4K TV set. So the main question now is, is it worth upgrading to a PS4 Pro?
Three Reasons Why 'PlayStation 4 Pro' Is Better Than The 'PlayStaion 4'
As the name implies, the PlayStation 4 Pro will be taking its former iteration, the PS4, to a somewhat more 'professional' level. To make it simpler for you, the PlayStation 4 Pro will be taking your typical PS4 games, as well as upcoming titles, and make them visually, and performance-wise, better than it is before. In fact, when acquiring it when it finally rolls out, you would immediately notice that the PS4 Pro offers quite a lot more tricks that would make it substantially better than the typical PS4 console. To convince you a lot more, here are three reasons why the PlayStation 4 Pro is better than the PlayStation 4
Is The 'PlayStation 4 Pro' Worth The Upgrade?
There have been some recent talks, rumors, speculations, and predictions regarding the up and coming PlayStation 4 Pro for months now. As of right now, some of the specs and everything incorporated onto the PS4 Pro seems to be getting together, and we can now finally confirm that the PS4 Pro is a console worth waiting for. But most questions right now are focused on, 'is the PlayStation 4 Pro worth the upgrade?'
You Need A 'PlayStation 4 Pro' If You Have a 4K TV, But Why?
The PlayStation 4 Pro maybe an iteration of the former PS4, but it's still is a new breed of a console. It's not going to be replacing the original system. But instead, it's meant to focus on gamers who have upgraded towards new 4K TVs that feature amazing HDR lighting capabilities. With that being said, it's going to be a more significant upgrade than the Xbox One S, which is mostly centered only on upscaling 4K content. It will, however, rival directly to Microsoft's bigger console upgrade, Project Scorpio.
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