Late last week, Sony finally released its second promised update to the PS4. Earlier this year, Sony released a new PS4 Slim model, and now it is time to see if the PS4 Pro is up to par. The Pro model is not a major upgrade, but it does bring some new features for those that want to game in full 4K.
Overall, the new PS4 Pro is not a major upgrade, but more of a mid-life refresh. The Pro does have better graphics performance as compared to the Slim or original PS4. The Pro model also comes with a standard 1 TB HDD. An extra USB, and optical audio port can once again be found on the Pro. Ascetically, the Pro is slightly taller, wider, and thicker. However, the main reason to buy a Pro is for the capability to play games in full 4K. Past and future games can receive an update from the developer to support more customizability in graphics settings. Games can support a range of settings that can be set as high as 4K at 60 fps. Now, this is not an amazing feature, as it has been capable on PC for years now. However, for those that want to play on a console, the ability to choose the settings you can play at is a nice feature. To take advantage of playing games in 4K, customers would also need a full 4K TV as well. Now, games do not have to be played in 4K all the time, but to truly take advantage of the Pro users would need a 4K TV.
Now, if customers are looking to upgrade from an original PS4, my advice would be to wait. A major update is expected next fall, and upgrading now would be a waste of money, unless customers want to game in 4K. If you are still using a PS3 and do not want to wait until next fall, the Pro is a great option, and will be supported by Sony for years to come. The Pro starts at $399, and can be purchased from a variety of retailers that can be found here. The PS4 Pro is not a bad choice, considering that it is only a mid-life update. If you do purchase a Pro, let me know what you think!