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    September 8, 2016

    Sony unveils the new standard PlayStation and PlayStation 4 Pro

    Sony has unveiled a flurry of updates to its premier console, and has debuted the updated PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.

    Not one to be left behind, Sony didn’t let Apple take all the attention on the 7th of September. The Japanese giant unveiled the latest additions to its gaming roster in the form of the new, updated PlayStation 4 and the premium PlayStation 4 Pro.

    Competing with Microsoft’s recent hardware announcements – that of the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio console – Sony’s new cites that its new consoles offer “great value for gamers who haven‘t joined the PS4 community just yet.”

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    The updated PlayStation 4 ‘slim’ model reduces its volume by 30%, and has shed 16% of its total weight. The added benefit is that power consumption, too, has been reduced by 28%. The updated console sports a sleeker design to boot.

    Next up, we have the PlayStation 4 Pro; Sony’s latest and greatest console aimed at those who don’t want to skimp out on performance.

    Sony unveils the new standard PlayStation and PlayStation 4 Pro

    The new PlayStation 4 and Pro alongside one another.

    The PlayStation 4 Pro features dedicated 4K output, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and – as Sony cites – ‘smoother frame rates’. Internally, the PlayStation 4 Pro is constituted by AMD Polaris graphics chips, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, a boosted AMD Jaguar 8-core processor, and the console further lacks a 4K Blu-Ray drive.

    Sony cited that the console will appeal to those bereft of a 4K display, as the console’s graphical prowess would add fidelity to titles viewed on 1080p displays.

    Sony confirmed that patches were inbound to “half a dozen (Sony) titles” to take advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro’s prowess.

    Both PlayStation 4 discs and downloads will function on both the standard and Pro level PlayStation. The PlayStation 4 Slim will launch on September 15th for $299.99 USD, while the PlayStation 4 Pro will launch on November 10th for $399.99 USD.

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