PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro Officially Revealed, Dated, and Priced

The PlayStation Meeting gamers around the world were waiting for took place this afternoon in New York where Sony outlined the hardware to lead the brand into the future. After its initial launch three years ago, the PS4 is finally getting two upgrades this year – a slim model and a Pro model.

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First up, PlayStation boss Andrew House went right into the official reveal of the PS4 Slim, which is set to hit North American, Japan, and European shelves starting on September 15th, 2016. The model, known as CUH-2000 series will initially have a 500GB HDD with a MSRP of 29,980 yen, $299 USD, €299 and £259.

The system has been redesigned to reduce its volume by more than 30% and reducing its weight by 25% and 16% compared to the first (CUH-1000 series) and current (CUH-1200 series) models respectively. In addition the PS4 slim is supposed to be more energy-efficient, as the power consumption has been cut by more than 34% and 28% compared to the very first and current models.

The PS4 slim will be the main PS4 hardware from here out, replacing the current models that we have been familiar with since launch. If you’re deciding between a PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, keep in mind that all PS4 systems past, present, and future will support HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging technology with an upcoming firmware update.

PlayStation 4 Slim (CUH-2000 series) Specifications

Product name PlayStation 4
Color Jet Black
Product code CUH-2000 series
MSRP 500GB HDD: 29,980yen, US$299, EU€299 and £259 or 1TB HDD: 34,980 yen
Main Processor Single-chip custom processor
CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon based graphics engine
Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size 500GB、1TB
External dimensions Approx. 265×39×288 mm (width × height × length)
(excludes largest projection)
Mass Approx. 2.1 kg
BD/ DVD drive
(read only)
BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV
Input/ Output Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1) port × 2
AUX port × 1
Networking Ethernet(10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth v4.0
Power AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Max. 165W
Operating Temperature 5 ºC – 35ºC
AV output HDMI out port (HDR output supported)

 

Next on the list and the main focus of the meeting, the PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro) was revealed. You can check out the introduction video below:

 

 

The PS4 Pro (CUH-7000 series model) will deliver enhanced experiences by means of improved image processing capability and support for 4K quality images. PS4 Pro will be available on November 10, 2016, in Japan, North America and Europe at a MSRP of 44,980 yen, US $399, €399 and £349. PS4 Pro will compliment the standard PS4, including the slimmer and lighter model noted above. The same games, networks, user interfaces, peripherals, and accessories will be accessible across all PS4 hardware.

Users with 4K TVs will be able to enjoy all PS4 titles in higher quality, such as 4K quality resolution and faster or more stable frame rates. In addition, PS4 Pro supports 4K video playback to deliver 4K streaming video services such as Netflix and YouTube.

PS4 Pro also comes with an additional USB port in the rear in addition to two USB ports in the front for connecting additional devices including the PlayStation VR virtual reality system.

The hard disk drive capacity of the PS4 Pro is 1TB to accommodate more games, demos, download contents and favorite gameplay videos.

PlayStation 4 Pro (CUH-7000 series) Specifications:

Product name PlayStation 4 Pro
Color Jet Black
Product code CUH-7000 series
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price JP 44,980 yen, US $399, EU €399, and £349
Main processor Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon based graphics engine
Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size 1TB
External dimensions Approx. 295×55×327 mm (width × height × length)
(excludes largest projection)
Mass Approx. 3.3 kg
BD/ DVD drive
(read only)
BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV
Input/ Output Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen.1) port × 3
AUX port × 1
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)
Power AC 100V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Max. 310W
Operating temperature 5ºC – 35ºC
AV output HDMI out port (supports 4K/HDR)
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port

 

 

If you want to pre-order the PS4 Pro, a few retailers have already started taking pre-orders. You can check them out below:

The PS4 Pro comes out on November 10, 2016 at a price of $399.99.

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