In a conference that didn’t provide any ‘wow’ factor, Sony finally revealed their newer, and more powerful PlayStation.
Officially named the PlayStation Pro, the more powerful version of the PS4 will be available in New Zealand from November 10th – at a stiff price of $649.95.
It will release just a month after the PlayStation VR and will allow Virtual Reality to run smoother thanks to its upgraded capabilities.
But for as exciting and appealing as new tech is, Sony haven’t done a whole lot to convince the masses. In fact, they may have conceded that their upgrade is, indeed, less powerful than the Xbox Scorpio, Microsoft’s new upgrade that is due to release next year.
The simple fact remains, $649.95 is a tough price tag to sell the PlayStation Pro on the market for. Sure, a more powerful and 4K capable system was expected, but this is the only real improvement over the current range of PS4’s already available.
Will the regular gamer invest this much money?
The PlayStation Pro has double the GPU power and comes with a 1TB hard drive. That’s really it, and the PlayStation Pro also doesn’t have a 4K Blu-ray Drive built in, unlike the Xbox One Slim an the upcoming Scorpio.
A lot of games that will take advantage of the consoles upgraded graphical power are due to drop soon. They include, but are not limited to, Watch Dogs 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Spider Man.
Uncharted 4 will also receive and upgrade that will output game play in 4K.
Without doubt, the PlayStation Pro will divide opinion. Is it worth the upgrade? If you have money to spare, then maybe, but it is still a tough sell even then. To take full advantage of a console like the PlayStation Pro, a lot of people will have to also run out and buy a 4K capable TV.
Those, like the PlayStation Pro, won’t come cheap.