Following the announcement of the PlayStation 4 Pro earlier today, Sony fully detailed the new console in a press release. First up, the PS4 Pro will launch on November 10 in North America, Europe, and Japan for $399 USD/$499 CAD/€399/£349/44,980 yen. Packing in a 1TB HDD, it will be available at retail alongside the PS4 Slim, which launches next week.
As for the design of the PS4 Pro, it consists of three layers of blocks, “symbolizing the powerful presence of the PS4 Pro and its solid feel,” complete with a mirror finished PlayStation family mark at the top. You’ll also find two USB ports in the front, as well as one in the back for connecting devices like PlayStation VR.
Sony talked about the PS4 Pro’s power, confirming that it will be able to deliver 1080p resolution for all games and higher or more stable frame-rates:
By boosting the performance and capability of the system architecture including the CPU and GPU, PS4 Pro allows games to deliver graphics with far more detail and unprecedented visual precision. Users with 4K TVs will be able to enjoy all PS4 titles in higher quality, such as 4K quality [outputted by graphic rendering or up-scaled] resolution and faster or more stable frame rates. In addition, PS4 Pro supports 4K video playback to deliver 4K streaming video services such as Netflix and YouTube.
HDTV owners will also be able to enjoy the enhanced gameplay experiences on PS4 Pro, as the system delivers 1080p resolution for all PS4 games and higher or more stable frame rates for some supported titles.
Furthermore, looking ahead to the future of imaging technology, all PS4 systems including PS4 Pro will support HDR imaging technology [through a system update next week], which enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.
And here’s the specs for the PS4 Pro (CUH-7000 series):
As we learned after the meeting, PS4 Pro won’t support 4K Blu-ray.
Sony adds that every PS4 game will run on all PS4 systems, including PS4 Pro. On top of this, “all the PS4 system employs the same user interface and shares the same online community for multiplayer gaming and network services.”
More first-party and third-party games that support PS4 Pro will be announced as we get closer to launch on November 10.