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PS4 Pro: The Ultimate FAQ

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PlayStation is introducing a new choice for console gamers with PS4 Pro, a powerful addition to the PS4 family. It’s designed to offer heightened gaming experiences, whether via your existing HDTV or a new 4K TV.

With its increased performance over the standard PS4, PS4 Pro represents a first for PlayStation — and in many ways, for console gaming. We’re excited by this vision, but we know many of you will have questions. That’s why we’ve built our latest Ultimate FAQ below.

This FAQ will serve as a living document, and we’ll continue to add new questions, details, and specifics leading up to launch on November 10 in North America. If you have questions that aren’t addressed, leave them in the comments below and we’ll add ‘em to the list.

In the meantime: it’s time to get to know PS4 Pro!

New questions added Nov. 3, 2017

Q: What type of buttons are on the front of PS4 Pro?
The buttons are mechanical.

Q: Is there anything else I should know if I own both PS VR and PS4 Pro, and a 4K TV?
If you’re playing a normal, non-VR game on your PS4 Pro, PS VR’s Processor Unit will output a 4K signal to a 4K TV — but in the YUV420 format only. The Processor Unit does not support HDR pass-through, so you will need to plug your PS4 Pro directly into your TV (bypassing the Processor Unit) to view HDR content.

Q: Can I use my PS4 Pro as a “second” primary account?
No, you can only choose one PS4 device to be your primary account.

Q: Can I install a new hard drive in my PS4 Pro?
Yes. As with both models of the standard PS4, you can replace PS4 Pro’s stock 1TB, 5400RPM hard drive relatively quickly and easily using just a Phillips head screwdriver. You will need to select a 2.5’’ (laptop PC sized) hard drive that is no more than 9.5mm thick.

Q: Are there any other changes to PS4 Pro’s hard drive interface?
Yes, PS4 Pro supports the faster SATA-III specification.

Q: Do 4K TVs suffer from increased input lag?
Not necessarily, but the phenomenon known as “input latency” or “input lag” may be an important consideration if you are considering buying a new TV to be used with gaming. The amount of latency differs by TV.

Many TVs feature a “Game Mode” or the like in order to reduce this latency as much as possible, but this performance can vary (e.g. by deactivating special features like HDR). If possible, try to test out a new TV before buying it, connecting your PS4 or PS4 Pro to get a sense of its overall gaming performance. In-depth professional reviews or user reviews can also be valuable.

Q: Can I use an external HDD with PS4 Pro?
As with the standard PS4, PS4 Pro does not support external HDDs for storing game files, but you can use it for storing a system backup, media storage, or save files.

Q: Does PS4 Pro support rendering in full, native 4K?
Yes. While PS4 Pro supports outputting a native 4K signal, many developers are leveraging powerful rendering technologies including a process called “checkerboard rendering” to best balance the heightened clarity of a native 4K signal with other rich graphical features and a smooth performance profile.

PS4 Pro: Basic Questions

Q: What is PS4 Pro?
PS4 Pro is a high-end version of PS4 that is capable of outputting 4K graphics, HDR support, smoother and more stable framerates, and 4K video streaming. Upon its launch, PS4 Pro will make supported PS4 games look better and run more smoothly, while giving developers an upgraded toolset to create even richer, more detailed game worlds. How these powerful new tools are used is up to individual developers and the experience they are creating. You may have seen some of these examples during PlayStation Meeting 2016.

It’s important to note that PS4 Pro is not another generation of console. It won’t make your current PS4 games obsolete, and it won’t split the PS4 player base. PS4 Pro is very much a part of the PS4 family.

Q: When will PS4 Pro be available, where, and for how much?
PS4 Pro will launch in the US and Canada on November 10 for a suggested retail price of $399.99 USD ($499.99 CAD).

Q: Will PS4 Pro have separate or exclusive games?
There will not be any PS4 Pro-exclusive games. Because PS4 Pro and the standard PS4 are members of the same family, both systems will be fully compatible with all past, present, and future PS4 titles, including PlayStation VR. All PS4 games are PS4 Pro games, and vice-versa.

Following PS4 Pro’s launch on November 10 in North America, virtually all new PS4 game releases moving forward will be able to take advantage of PS4 Pro capabilities on day one, or in some cases shortly after launch via a downloadable update. Some titles previously released will be updated to take advantage of PS4 Pro features, including Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Last of Us Remastered, Infamous Second Son First Light, Shadow of Mordor, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and more.

Q: Will all PS4 games be compatible with PS4 Pro?
Yes, all existing PS4 games are fully compatible with PS4 Pro. Developers are able to add PS4 Pro enhancements to previously released PS4 games via a downloadable update if they choose to.

Q: Will I need to pay to update my existing PS4 game with new PS4 Pro features?

A: While nothing specifically prevents publishers and developers from this, we don’t anticipate it at this time. Software updates enabling PS4 Pro features on any existing first-party title (such as inFamous First Light or Uncharted 4) will be free.

Q: Will SIE continue to sell and support the standard PS4?
Yes. PS4 Pro is an evolution of the PS4 generation platform, which will continue to include the standard PS4 system. PS4 Pro was designed for gamers who want to be at the forefront of gaming innovation. Whether you decide to purchase the new system or continue playing on the standard PS4 system, you’ll enjoy the same games that make PlayStation the best place to play.

Q: Will PS4 Pro require a 4K TV?
No. PS4 Pro can display much higher resolutions than the standard PS4 when using a 4K TV. But if you own an HDTV (720p, 1080i, 1080p), PS4 Pro can still improve your gaming experience.

Q: What benefits does PS4 Pro provide when played on a non-4K HDTV?
PS4 Pro offers benefits even if you play on a HDTV that isn’t 4K. Depending on how the developer chooses to use the increased processing power, games with PS4 Pro support are able to render higher or more consistent framerates, increased environmental and character model detail, improved overall visual quality, and other related visual enhancements. For a look at how games are using the power of PS4 Pro, watch some of the first game footage on our YouTube page.

Additionally, PS4 games that render below native 1080p (maximum quality for HD TVs) on the standard PS4 can be elevated to render at full native 1080p on an HDTV.

See below for a chart detailing how PS4 Pro will display based on different TV types.

4K content 2K or less than 1080p content
2K TV Optimized to 1080p If less than 1080p,
upscale to 1080p
4K TV If 4K (2160p), display as is Upscale to 4K (2160p)
4K/HDR TV If 4K (2160p), display as is
If content is HDR supported, display in HDR
Upscale to 4K (2160p)
If content is HDR supported, display in HDR

Q: What resolutions does PS4 Pro support?
On 4K TVs, games are capable of running at up to 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels, also known as “2160p”) resolution. On HDTVs, games will run at 1080p.

Q: Will PS4 Pro be compatible with my existing PS4 downloaded games, saved data, and PlayStation Network Friend lists?
Yes. PS4 Pro exists in the same digital ecosystem as the standard PS4 in all regards; two PS4 console systems, one PlayStation Network, one PS4 community. This means you can start playing a game on your PS4 Pro, upload the saved data to online storage using PS Plus (sold separately), and pick up your progress on a standard PS4 in another room. It also means that all content and saved data that you already own on PS4 are fully compatible with PS4 Pro on day one.

Q: What if I already own a standard PS4? Is there an easy way to transfer my games, saved data, and Share captured content from a standard PS4 to PS4 Pro?
Yes. You will be able to copy your games, saved data, captured videos and screenshots, system settings, and other content from a standard PS4 to PS4 Pro using a standard Ethernet cable. This process will also work from standard PS4 to standard PS4, PS4 Pro to standard PS4, and PS4 Pro to PS4 Pro provided that both units have system software update 4.00 or higher installed, and the same PSN account is signed into both systems.

Alternatively, you can log-into PSN with your PS4 Pro, access your games and content library, and re-download your previously purchased games and content. Of course, your saved data in online storage will transfer as well.

Q: Will the PS4 Pro system introduce any improvements to DUALSHOCK 4?
The latest version of DUALSHOCK 4 will be included with PS4 Pro, as well as the new slimmer standard PS4. But it does not introduce any significant new functionality. The new DUALSHOCK 4 allows the light from the light bar to emit on the touch pad, making a new luminous line that illuminates in the same color as that of the light bar. It also supports USB communication in addition to Bluetooth communication. Existing DUALSHOCK 4 controllers going back to the launch of PS4 are fully supported on PS4 Pro; the updated DUALSHOCK 4 will, in turn, be fully supported by every PS4 model.

PS4 Pro: Technical Specifications

Q: How does PS4 Pro compare to the standard PS4?
PS4 Pro is significantly more powerful than the standard PS4 model. PS4 Pro’s advanced graphics processor unit incorporates many features from AMD’s latest “Polaris” architecture, as well as some fully custom hardware innovations, and is considerably more powerful than the GPU included in the standard PS4.

All in all, this increase in processing power enables developers to tap into far more demanding visual features for PS4 Pro owners, including smoother or more stable framerates, support for 4K rendering, advanced graphics features, and more.

Q: What video output settings does PS4 Pro support?
At launch, PS4 Pro supports all of the HD video output settings found on the standard PS4. Notably, PS4 Pro introduces 4K output, with settings for both 2160p YUV420 and 2160p RGB (recommended if your TV supports it) at up to 60 frames per second when using a supported 4K TV and Premium High Speed HDMI Cable.

Q: Does PS4 Pro support High Dynamic Range (HDR)?
Yes, PS4 Pro is fully compatible with the HDR10 specification at launch. HDR10 is a widely supported HDR format embraced by major entertainment companies.

Q: What is HDR?
High Dynamic Range, or HDR, is an emerging display standard that allows for massively increased color depth and greater contrast compared to Standard Dynamic Range, the decades-old specification currently employed by traditional HDTVs. In general, HDR-enabled content played on an HDR-compatible TV produces a noticeably fuller, richer image, that’s closer to what the eye naturally sees. That means much deeper black levels that retain finer details; brighter, more dazzling highlights; and a much wider color spectrum than is possible on older HDTV technology.

It’s actually impossible to demonstrate the true benefits of HDR technology here because you need an HDR-enabled screen and content to experience it. You can, however, watch this video from Sony that shows some simulated before-and-after scenes.

Q: Will PS4 Pro include support for Dolby Vision HDR?
There are currently no plans to support Dolby Vision.

Q: Does PS4 Pro require any specialized equipment?
Only if you want to experience 4K and HDR. Otherwise, no. Like the standard PS4, PS4 Pro fully supports existing HD TVs (720p / 1080i / 1080p). PS4 Pro can also output a 4K signal on supported 4K TVs when using a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable (one will be included with PS4 Pro). To enjoy HDR features, you’ll need an HDTV that’s compatible with the HDR10 format, and HDR10-enabled games or content.

Q: Outside of higher gaming performance, 4K TV features, and support for 4K video streaming, are there any other benefits to PS4 Pro?
Yes. PS4 Pro will come standard with a 1TB HDD, faster Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), and a third USB 3.1 Gen.1 port on the rear of the unit. PS4 Pro’s more powerful hardware can also benefit PlayStation VR games, enhance streaming features such as Share Play and Remote Play, and enable higher resolution output for media captured using the Share button.

In most other ways, PS4 Pro will be very similar to the standard PS4. This includes the user interface and functionality.

Q: Why do I need a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable for using PS4 Pro on my 4K TV?
For maximum quality, you’ll need a PS4 Pro system, a 4K TV with a Premium HDMI input port (often marked in blue), and a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable. Users can of course use the HDMI Cable is included with PS4 Pro, but those who need to purchase a longer cable should remember to get one that meets the Premium High Speed HDMI spec.

The newer Premium High Speed HDMI format can display a 4K signal at up to 60 frames per second (60Hz). When using older High Speed HDMI Cables, users may experience issues such as flickering TV screens or images being displayed incorrectly.

Q: Is there anything else I need to know about PS4 Pro support on my 4K TV?
Given that 4K display standards and HDR features are still cutting edge, we recommend that you carefully consult your 4K TV’s manual and other reference materials to fully understand its capabilities.

Q: Will PS4 Pro support PlayStation VR?
PS4 Pro will fully support PlayStation VR just like the standard PS4. It’s important to note that PlayStation VR’s integrated display tops out at 1920 x 1080; it does not support 4K output. Also, the PS VR headset does not support HDR features.

That said, PS4 Pro’s upgraded processing power will give VR developers the ability to enhance their experiences with higher quality graphics, smoother or more stable framerates, and visual improvements in supported games. Developers can also choose to add PS4 Pro features to PS VR games post launch via a downloadable update.

Q: Which PS VR games will support PS4 Pro features?
As neither PS VR nor PS4 Pro has launched at the time of publication, we’ll wait until closer to PS4 Pro’s launch to begin confirming these titles.

4K Entertainment

Q: Does PS4 Pro support Ultra 4K Blu-ray Discs?
No, PS4 Pro’s internal Blu-ray drive does not support the new Ultra 4K Blu-ray Disc format. It supports the same Blu-ray Disc specs as the standard PS4. The Blu-ray Disc Player application, however, will support high-quality upscaling of DVD and Blu-ray Disc content.

Q: What 4K entertainment options will PS4 Pro support?
4K streaming apps for Netflix and YouTube are in development. Though 4K streaming is still in its early days, other services are likely to offer 4K video content in the future as well.

Q: Will there be any 4K PlayStation Store movies or TV shows?
There are no plans for this at PS4 Pro’s launch, but the PlayStation Network team is looking into it.

Other Questions

Q: How large is PS4 Pro, physically?
PS4 Pro is slightly larger than the original PS4 model introduced in 2013, and will measure approximately 295×55×327 mm (width × height × length).

Q: Will PS4 Pro owners have a performance advantage in online games when competing against standard PS4 players?
Generally, no. Playtesting and balancing is up to each game developer, and while it’s true that PS4 Pro’s more powerful hardware can drive smoother or more stable frame rates in supported titles, developers have many tools and processes they can use to prevent imbalances.

Q: Will there be any changes to Remote Play or Share Play with PS4 Pro?
Yes, PS4 Pro’s increased processing power can offer significant streaming benefits if the internet bandwidth is fast enough. Remote Play users on PC, Mac, or Xperia will be able to stream gameplay from a PS4 Pro system at up to 1080p. Share Play users on a standard PS4 or PS4 Pro will also be able to stream gameplay from a PS4 Pro system at up to 1080p.

With both Remote Play and Share Play, PS4 Pro’s adaptive streaming technology will attempt to optimize streaming quality to make the most of available internet bandwidth. For the best experience, we recommend a 15Mbps or higher connection and using a wired Ethernet connection (not Wi-Fi) whenever possible.

Q: Will the Share button capture higher quality game content with PS4 Pro games?
When playing a game with PS4 Pro features, using DUALSHOCK 4’s Share button will generate higher resolution gameplay clips and screenshots compared to the standard PS4. Specifics will vary by game, but some games will support full 1080p video capture, and screenshots at up to 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels.

Q: Will I be able to Broadcast my gameplay at higher settings?
Yes. At launch, you will be able to broadcast a YouTube stream at as high as 1080p and 60 frames per second.

Q: Are Sony’s new 4K TVs a good fit for PS4 Pro?
While we won’t provide a specific recommendation for PS4 Pro at this time, Sony has a long history of designing TVs with advanced technology, and that reputation has extended to the 4K TV realm.

Q: What size 4K TV should I get?
We can’t give an official recommendation on TV size due to variables in room size, seating distance, and media types. 4K games and movies can feature up to four times the total resolution of a 1080p signal, so to take full advantage of 4K’s greatly increased fidelity, you’ll want a 4K TV that’s big enough to show it off comfortably.

Unofficially, the staff of PlayStation.Blog has observed good results in average living rooms with 4K TVs sized 60’’ and up. If you’re in the market for a new 4K TV for PS4 Pro, we strongly recommend selecting a model with HDR10 compatibility, which will enable increased image vividness and contrast in HDR10-enabled games and movies.

Q: If I’m using PS4 Pro on a 4K TV, and I’m playing a PS4 game without PS4 Pro features. Will it still output in 4K?
Yes, older PS4 games without dedicated PS4 Pro features will output at 4K when played on PS4 Pro and a supported 4K TV using a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable. You will not, however, see any visual benefits without support for PS4 Pro features.

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blodwyn35 said:

September 20th, 3:52 pm

What I dont understand is this, and I speak for anyone who has this on their mind. If you can record you’re gaming on the PS4 Pro in 4K. Why didn’t sony put a 4K ultra-Blu ray player in the new PS4 Pro to actually enjoy all the games in 4K resolution (not just in 4K HDR) but by playing it in person on a 4KTV. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of making a 4K console?

MakoSOLIDER said:

September 20th, 5:44 pm

Can we set PS4Pro as a separate Primary PS4 than our current PS4? For those of keeping our PS4s being able to download content to both at the same time from the PSAPP or Webstore is going to be difficult.

For instance, in the current system if I want to give my PS4 to my sister in the other room (same house) I would have to set that PS4 as primary for her to be able to play my games. If Pro works the same way as standard PS4 I would then not be able to set both PS4s and primary and would have to download everything manually in person every time on Pro and also be locked out of the better Remote Play experience PS4Pro offers.


    hairsplash said:

    September 21st, 8:19 am

    NO. you can still use all your games on your new ps4pro that you use on your ps4.
    if you have a digital game, you will have to pick which console is the activated one(primary) , and then you use the non-activated one with your account.
    Your sister would then use your activated console using her own account.

    If you use discs, it does not matter,(primary or secondary) you would just move the disc to the console you want to play it on.

    you are correct, You will still need to download the game manually to the other system. (Updates happen automatically)

    i don’t think it matters with remote play, which system is primary. (I have never used remote play)

    But digital games, follow the simply rules… anyone can play the game on the activated console. and your account can play the game on any console.

    (So depending on how you work that, two people can play the game, As if they had two copies of the game.)

    With discs the game goes to where it is being played.

BUD_TOKER_13 said:

September 21st, 11:57 am

i just want to know if i can shove a 15 mm drive in to it my current ps4 has a 4tb drive in it and 1 tb is to small for me i have over 2 tb of games on my current ps4 so can i slap a 4 tb in the pro and if not why why not

Incutorso said:

September 21st, 6:54 pm

although I’m super excited to upgrade I have an important question: I have an Astros headset that i connect to my ps4 via Digital Optical Cable, I heard that the Ps4 Pro won’t have this port available, is that true?? please help!! thank you

    MRKNOWLDGE said:

    September 28th, 5:06 am

    The New PS4 (SLIM) Will not have optical HOWEVER THE PS4 PRO “DOES”!!! So you are o.k with ps4 Pro

IronMantis74 said:

September 21st, 10:34 pm

Will the PS4 Pro support 3440×1440?

    MRKNOWLDGE said:

    September 28th, 5:06 am


Dark__Night__XD said:

September 21st, 11:15 pm

The Greatness Sony PlayStation

Dark__Night__XD said:

September 21st, 11:22 pm

Thank You Sony PlayStation
The Rock Color Jet Black

Mr_Klown said:

September 22nd, 1:15 am

It’s got a 4K No-ray player. :””^)

upmostkillers20 said:

September 24th, 9:33 am

PS4 Pro Needs A Little Bit More Upgrade in Specs To Be More Powerful Then Xbox One Project Scorpio. Im Gonna Give You The Best Specs For PS4 Pro
1. CPU Single Chip Powerful Custom Processor
2. CPU Core’s 8 Or Higher
3. GPU 10 Teraflops Of Computing Power
4. 4K Blu-ray Drive
5.HDMI 2.2 Output Support Native 4K@60 Or 120fps Or Higher For 4K Games 4K Blu-Ray Movies 4K Video Streaming Service And HDR 10 And Dolby Vision Support.
6. Memory Bandwith Of 790GB/s
7. 64GB Of RAM
8.Clock Speed Of 9.75Ghz
9. 5TB Hard Drive
10. 5Ghz Of Wi-Fi
11. Bluetooth 4.6
This is the specs that PS4 Pro Needs To Have Right Now Right Away.

    MRKNOWLDGE said:

    September 28th, 5:09 am

    Sorry Upmostkillers20 THE PS4 PRO Doesn’t Support DOLBY VISION

adkinsy said:

September 24th, 10:09 am

Come on guy’s seriously? So we’re paying more for less features at least give us more gaming features like mods in every single game’s,free ps2 or ps3 games only on ps4pro or free game theme’s or something that justify the purchase i always love Playstation and i always will but please don’t let down your fan’s :)

MrP said:

September 24th, 1:01 pm

Here is why everyone is upset at SONY for not including a 4k BD player in the PS Pro.
1. Not everyone has the bandwidth to support 4k only streaming
2. I like having a library of movies on hand.
3. There is no better sound or picture quality as there is directly from a BD 4k disc
4. ONE CONSOLE TO DO IT ALL. play 4kBD discs, Apps like Amazon, Hulu, etc etc. and of course GAME PLAY.
5. Also, combined with Sony Playstation Vue we could have it all. ONE DEVICE…!!
6. You we be playing to a much larger audience if you include a 4k disc player…NOT JUST the gaming community
7. SONY, if you out there you should reconsider.>>!!
8. I was all set to buy this but now its just a glorified gaming console. Whiles I like gaming, i like movies too and PSVue.

classicbuff said:

September 25th, 9:16 am

As many others, I would have considered upgrading to the PS4 Pro had it included 4K UHD Blu-ray capability. As an engineer, it’s difficult for me to understand why this feature was left out. If the Xbox S can do it, the PS4 Pro certainly should be able to as well. I’ll be sticking with my current PS4.

    MRKNOWLDGE said:

    September 28th, 5:13 am

    It is truly very puzzling why they decided to Leave 4K Blu Ray Player out on the Pro they should have left it out on the SLIMMER ps4 but on the PRO it makes no sense other than SONY GOT GREEDY AND WANTED TO SAVE $$$ Or perhaps Be in the Green as oppossed to other of their consoles like the PS3 at $599 and they still lost their asses at that price point back then!

Jimmertron said:

September 26th, 7:40 am

Bluetooth…. Current PS4 bluetooth sucks on range – will the Pro have better range and have less lag?

    MRKNOWLDGE said:

    September 28th, 5:14 am


GoodVillan said:

September 26th, 9:05 am

Is PS4 Pro Compatible with all the Previous Standard PS4 Games ? If yes I wil buy it.And is the launch date of PS4 Pro in India.

Brandonlee2131 said:

September 26th, 9:34 am

Why so much when it has no 4k blu ray. And why not be better than the scorpio. PlayStation fans made PS4 the #1 selling console and we dont get rewarded with a better upgrade console.why not make it like pc’s and make an upgradable console and sony sells PlayStation only compatible hardware so we decide the specs and dont have to buy a new console or every couple years put out an expansion upgrade. Sony got greedy and just wants to money jack us cause the milliniuls are sheeple that just blindly buy/pay for whatever cause thats the trend with tech now. Iwill keep my ps4 and buy the pro when its 249 or 200 and get the scorpio for console wide games. Microsoft is listening to their customers. There level of value is getting so much better. Plus anyone that has dealt with PlayStation customer support and microsoft customer support knows which company actually cares about their customers. PlayStation customer support is the most god awful experience ive ever had with any customer support ever. Microsoft customer support blew me away when i called and im a die hard sony fan. We all need to build a PlayStation Products consumer union and demand better from sony. Its the only way to ever beat any big company or corporation.

    MRKNOWLDGE said:

    September 28th, 5:16 am

    First Of all I don’t see how everyone is comparing it to PROJECT SCORPIO BY MICROSOFT when that gaming system will not be out for another YEAR!!! Ofcourse it will be more powerful however No one has seen it in action and until they have side by side comparisons with SCORPIO and PS4 PRO we simply can’t judge!!! Lets just be fair.

booskaa said:

September 28th, 1:16 am

It’s incredible the amount of whingers on here crying about the Pro not having a 4K Blu Ray player, who even buys Blu Rays let alone 4K Blu Rays? Bunch of sooks

    MRKNOWLDGE said:

    September 28th, 4:57 am

    Obviously the Ones that DO purchase Blu-Rays 4K are the ones Complaining about it Plus what makes NO sense is that Sony Made the first 4K Blu Rays and the $299 XBOX ONE S includes it in their SLIM line? I sold one of my ps4 (of 2) to buy the ps4 Pro however after not having the disk player I now have 2 xbox ones one of them being the new S model 4K Blu Ray Player and gaming device for $299 no brainer!!! the closest was the Samsung Blu Ray 4K player at $399


September 28th, 4:53 am

Since the PS4 Pro is More Powerful when Using the Playstation VR with a PS4 PRO still need the External GPU Processor Unit included with the Playstation VR???

Madmaz116 said:

September 28th, 9:05 am

This machine is not capable of outputting 4K can only “upscale” graphics, to a better resolution , but it is not 4K!.. thats why there is no 4K blue ray drive.

    glabrecque2010 said:

    September 29th, 9:39 am

    that has nothing to do with why it has no 4k blu ray drive lol

theclarkos said:

September 28th, 12:41 pm

So how long is the HDMI cable that comes with the PS4P? Great that it comes with one but would be good to know the length… So I know if I need to get a longer one straight away…

Also have to say it is disappointing that it does not come with 4k blu ray. I cant believe I’m actually looking at getting an Xbox… I know the XO-S isn’t a great 4kbluray player its a cheap one at best but at least it can do it.

From what I can tell it has USB3.1 ports, I hope Sony gets a clue and either enables 4k blu ray support on the existing drive or releases a USB 4k blu ray drive to add that functionality to the 4p at a reasonable price.

Crazy because everything else about the 4p is fantastic. no 4k drive just seems like a flat out mistake. A lot of people, I would say most like me dont have the bandwidth or data cap to stream 4k and wont for a long time.

jlc0264 said:

September 28th, 3:04 pm

can you use external hard drive ps4 pro

KillDaKitty said:

September 28th, 3:15 pm

Does Sony plan to offer 4K UHD movies in the PlayStation Network, similar to the app, I believe it is, PlayStation Video? If so will these titles only be Sony owned movie studios? Or will it include all movie studios that are distributing 4K HDR movie content? I only ask due to the increasingly wide range of 4K HDR titles emerging. There are reports that Avatar, Marvel, and other popular sequels whose distributors are not owned by Sony corporations are also being shot in 4K HDR or remastered in 4K HDR. With their popularity it would seem fitting that the PS4 Pro would offer some form of media to keep gamers looking for an all around media console interested. I love PlayStation exclusives but at the same time I also enjoy movies. I would rather purchase an all in one platform than having to purchase multiple media devices to suffice my entertainment wants. Thank you for your assistance.

    SCoopat said:

    October 6th, 12:17 pm

    Sony actually has its own 4k streaming service called Ultra. I’m sure it will show up on the Pro at some point….

    Also probably a big reason they omitted the 4k bluray drive….. they want you to buy movies from them!

hockeyfan116 said:

September 29th, 5:07 am

If I have a PS4 and my friend has a PS4 Pro would we be able to play together?? I need to know this but I can’t find it anywhere

    glabrecque2010 said:

    September 29th, 9:40 am

    yes online games between the two will be just like it is now.

US-Frostburn said:

September 29th, 10:00 am

Any word on the HDD connection being upgraded (SATA III instead of SATA II like on the original PS4) to take advantage of faster user installed drives such as SSHDs or SSDs to speed up load times a bit in certain games?

adrock_12 said:

September 29th, 2:08 pm

does anyone have information on the Hard Drive speed of the PS4 Pro? Is it going to be the same as the regular PS4 or is it going to be one of Seagates new Solid State Hybrid drive which basically cost the same as a regular 5400 HD but operates 5x as fast

wazza09121977 said:

September 29th, 4:02 pm

I have a playstation pro on pre-order and am going to part exchange my current standard ps4 over on the day.I spoke to the manager at game who advised me it’s super easy to keep my old saves etc from usb or the cloud,As I am a ps+ member.If I save my save games to usb/cloud do I need to save my pictures of trophies I earned in capture gallery and should I then de-activate my account,as it’s my primary and I want to activate my playstation pro as my primary as I’m doing away with my old ps4?Any feedback would be much appreciated guys and sorry for going on a bit lol..

caldari_warrior said:

September 29th, 5:48 pm

like you babies watch 4k dvds. People cry about everything these days. Must be Democrats.

Sean_D12 said:

September 30th, 12:40 pm

If you are one of the people who has both the PS4 and the Xbox it wouldn’t matter if it has the 4k blu ray player or not. I have the PS4 and have thought about getting an Xbox due to the stores not always having games in stock for the ps4 that I am looking for and would think having both is a good thing

Paul-Wrigley said:

October 1st, 3:25 am

Does the PS4 Pro accept 2.5 HDD with 15mm Z-height?

Hoping they’ll finally allow us storage crazies to install the Samsung M10P 4TB!

SushiX82 said:

October 2nd, 10:47 pm

I kinda wish that this supported the new 4k Ultra blu-rays. But considering that I still don’t own a PS4 yet, I’m still all about getting a Pro. I’ve waited this long, so what’s another month?

BillyCuth said:

October 3rd, 9:26 am

I have an existing launch playstation 4, for which I purchased and installed a 1 TB hybrid hard drive prior to first use. The slight difference in performance this hard drive has provided for me has been extremely welcome and I would like to keep it. Can I simply just swap my existing hard drive into a new PS4 Pro, and game on, or will I have to backup and wipe my data and put the hybrid drive into the PS4 Pro and do a restore?


October 3rd, 1:59 pm

This launch is going to be BAD.

Feint_Circles said:

October 3rd, 4:03 pm

Really interested in the PS4 PRO, and I really couldn’t care any less about it not having 4K Blu-ray support. My main concern is options for customers like me that upgraded our current PS4s hard drive. I currently have an almost full 2tb drive. Will I have to also upgrade the PS4 PRO hard drive just to transfer all the games i’ve bought?? Downloading these games over again would be the biggest hassle in the world, as the internet connection provided by my apartment complex is SLOW. It took 2.5 days to download just the Witcher 3 game.

There have been many questions asked on this forum concerning upgraded hard drives and the ease of switching to the PS4 PRO, please address our concerns SONY.

Motoko2030 said:

October 4th, 7:42 am

I would love to know if the PS4 Pro can support hard drives that are 15mm in height that way I can keep all of my games on a 4TB hard drive, even if it doesn’t, I hope Sony implements the feature of using an external hard drive as external storage to store and play games from.

As for the PS4 Pro not outputting games in native 4K that is true for the most part but there will be exceptions like The Last of Us Remastered will output in true native 4K at 30 FPS.

    Lunaryx said:

    October 5th, 7:54 pm

    That would be a great option for increasing hard drive space. Hope, if they decide to that they put that on standard PS4 also.

Games1157 said:

October 5th, 8:38 am

I have a question I didn’t see. Can you upgrade the hard drive and if you can how big and what size do you need is it still 2.5

Lunaryx said:

October 5th, 7:53 pm

I find it funny that someone said that Sony needs to listen to their fans more. Nobody listens to anyone who whines for nothing. The people who made good points about the PS4 being a gaming console and not a movie player obviously did not get through to the rest of the people. This blog is almost as bad as the “new games for PS+” blogs that people complain for nothing on, not realizing they are getting way too much for almost nothing. It is sad to see people still whine like this about an enhanced version of a great system. The only question I didn’t see answered was about the hard drive as I plan on upgrading my standard PS4 to a 2TB. If need be, I’ll just buy another hard drive upgrade for a new system I buy. But yes, complaining about not having 4k blu-ray. You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

    Games1157 said:

    October 6th, 8:23 am

    I agree I would rather have the more powerful processor and GPU over a 4k Blu-ray player anyway. Because I am buy the ps4 pro fr gaming. Plus I don’t have a ps4 yet so this is going to be amazing. But people are complaining to much about it.

BazillusMaximus said:

October 6th, 10:49 pm

In my opinion sony focused too strongly on the 4k features. I think the potential to have better graphics in 1080p mode is huge. But i fear with the focuse on 4k all hdtv users (probably the most of all players), will not have a greate benefit from the pro console, because the devs invest their work in the 4k mode. And a lot of people will not buy the pro consle because the graphic boost for hdtv is too small.


October 7th, 6:32 am

Can I just switch out my 2tb hard drive thats in my ps4 now to the new ps4 pro. The softwares the same. Just a more beefed up Hardware.

cjhill1836 said:

October 7th, 9:36 am

I’m so glad I waited for the Pro to get my second PS4. This is exactly what I wanted! More power, with solid benefits for PlayStation VR and my existing 1080p TV. I don’t use my consoles to play movies anymore, since I’ve had issues with wear and tear on the disc drive, so I won’t miss that capability. Also, I think this was a good move by Sony to get the product to market now ahead of Microsoft’s Scorpio. Next year when that releases, Pro will have a full year of game development under its belt, plus a decent library of games with clear benefits built up. Also, it’ll be primed for a price drop to $349. Even if Scorpio can somehow hit the $399 sweet spot, it’ll have some serious work to do to overcome these advantages.

Can’t wait for Nov 10, now I just need to start looking at 4k HDR TV’s…

RouDeR91 said:

October 7th, 5:17 pm

I have 3 questions ,

1 : Will i be able to play 4k video content on the PS4 PRO via external USB Flash / HDD drive (usb 3.0)
If not , is there gonna be any Media Player updates to support that ?

2: Will it be possible to install/play games from my external HDD , or not ?

3. Why the older (standart) PS4 is more expensive than the slim version in my country (Bulgaria) 500gb Standart PS4 costs 350 EURO and Slim is 300 EURO (both 500 gigs) ??

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