PlayStation 4 Pro: Australian price, release date and specs

Brodie Fogg 8 September 2016

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PlayStation's mid-life console upgrade sports 4K support and a hefty hardware upgrade. Here's what you need to know about the PlayStation 4 Pro.

When Microsoft's Phil Spencer hinted at mid-cycle consoles earlier this year, rumours began to fly around Xbox One Project Scorpio and PlayStation 4.5. At September's PlayStation Meeting the PlayStation 4.5 or Neo, was officially announced at the PlayStation 4 Pro.

Not all that long after, gaming website Giant Bomb got its hands on leaked documents that supported rumours of 4K Support and upgraded graphical hardware and gave the new console an official nickname, PlayStation Neo. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House then confirmed in June that was indeed working on a high-end PlayStation 4 with 4K support, solidifying the rumours spurred on by the earlier leak, which we now know is dubbed as the Playstation 4 Pro.

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PlayStation 4 Pro Specs: Made for VR

While Sony didn't have a lot to say about the PlayStation 4 Slim, it did speak at length about the new PlayStation 4 Pro. Here's all the information we received from the meeting.

  • 4K support: The PS4 Pro will support native 4K output for select video games and video players like Netflix and YouTube.
  • Graphical and performance upgrade: The PlayStation 4 Pro features an upgraded x86-64 "Jaguar" AMD CPU with 8 Cores and a 4.2 teraflop AMD Radeon GPU. Sony claims the Pro is twice as fast as the standard model.
  • 1TB is standard: The PS4 Pro comes with a 1TB HDD standard.
  • Super-sampling and advanced anti-aliasing: Mark Cerny assured the console owners they won't need a 4K or HDR TV to enjoy the PS4 Pro's upgrades. He stated that even at 1080p, super-sampling and advanced anti-aliasing would help create better reflections, brighter colours and smooth jagged edges.
  • Forward compatibility: Older titles are getting the HDR treatment with a patch Cerny referred to as Forward Compatibility.

That's about all we know about the PS4 Pro's upgrades.


PlayStation 4 Pro Price: An understandably more expensive console

While the PS4 Slim looks to replace the traditional PlayStation 4 on store shelves, the PS4 Pro will be a fully-fledged upgrade and thus is like to come at a higher cost.

The PlayStation 4 Pro will set you back $559.95 in Australia. 

PlayStation 4 Pro: Australian release date

Andrew House wrapped up the PlayStation meeting by announcing a 10 November 2016 release date for the PlayStation 4 Pro.

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