The new 4K PS4 has gone by many names since the rumors of its existence were dropped a few months ago. Now we finally have some info on it, and an official name. The PlayStation 4 Pro was announced yesterday at a PlayStation presentation held by Sony. The console is set to play games in full 4K display, as well as offering 4K on services such as Netflix, YouTube, and many others.
The console is not set to replace the original PS4, rather to exist as part of the console family, with players having the option to upgrade if they see fit. With a $399 price tag, it would appear that Sony is trying to advertise this to people who don’t already own a PS4.
It’s quite an interesting thought that 4K would be their main avenue with this new iteration of their console, given that it doesn’t have as large a userbase as one might anticipate.
Years ago, Nintendo skipped out on the chance to use HD display on their Wii console, because they were adapting to a market where HDTVs weren’t quite as prominent. Unfortunately for them, that changed within a year. Perhaps 4K display has the same potential, but we have no way of knowing right now. The PlayStation 4 Pro is set to launch November 10th at the suggested price of $399 USD.