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News: PS4 Pro Requires Very Little Investment from Developers

PS4 Pro Requires Very Little Investment from Developers

One or two people working on Sony titles

CD Projekt Red's decision not to update The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the PlayStation 4 Pro has prompted some people to ponder just how many resources developers need to commit to the new machine. According to Digital Foundry, the answer is very few, as it's reporting that just one person from Sony Bend is...

Poll: Should the PS4 Pro Have a UHD Blu-ray Player?

Should the PS4 Pro Have a UHD Blu-ray Player?

A moment of clarity

Sony took a bath on the PlayStation 3 just to get Blu-ray into as many homes as possible, so it's strange to see the company ignore the fledgling Ultra High-Definition Blu-ray format a decade later. Times have changed since the turbulent days of 2006, of course: streaming is, for many, their primary means of consuming media now...

TGS 2016: Ogle Some Off-Screen PS4 Pro Images

Ogle Some Off-Screen PS4 Pro Images

Final Fantasy XV! Uncharted 4! Horizon: Zero Dawn!

With regards to 4K resolution and HDR, you really need to see the PlayStation 4 Pro with your own eyes in order to appreciate the improvements that it offers. However, at the Tokyo Game Show this week, Sony is showing off a handful of titles on a very expensive panel – and Game Watch took a few...

News: Sony 'Pleasantly Surprised' by Strong PS4 Pro Pre-Orders

Sony 'Pleasantly Surprised' by Strong PS4 Pro Pre-Orders

That's a pro, then

We suppose that the reaction to the PlayStation 4 Pro could be described as mixed, but its sales seem to be off to a decent start. It's dominated the best sellers list on Amazon for some time now, and we've heard from a couple of retail sources that pre-orders are looking decent in both the UK and in the US. And now Sony has...

News: UK Store GAME Will Sell You a PS4 Pro for £174.99

UK Store GAME Will Sell You a PS4 Pro for £174.99

But you'll need to make some trades

Many have asked whether retailers intend to offer trade-up programmes for the recently announced PlayStation 4 Pro, and it looks like GAME is the first. The UK outlet will sell you one of the supercharged systems for £174.99 – assuming that you're willing to make some trades. It's worth noting that this offer...

Video: We Got One of Those PS4 Slim Things

We Got One of Those PS4 Slim Things

And ours isn't off the back of a lorry

Leaks presumably irritate every organisation operating in the games industry, but Sony must have been particularly peeved by the PlayStation 4 Slim's premature reveal. Today we learned an important lesson about the diminutive device: it's not very photogenic. Like, at all. To the degree where we gave up...

News: Final Fantasy XV's PS4 Slim Bundle Will Cost You More Than a Pro

Final Fantasy XV's PS4 Slim Bundle Will Cost You More Than a Pro

But it does come with a lot of goodies

Final Fantasy may not be the juggernaut that it once was, but it's still comfortably one of the most iconic franchises in PlayStation's stable. And after a brief dalliance with Microsoft around the launch of Final Fantasy XIII, it's nice to see the series back where it belongs – firmly under the PlayStation...

TGS 2016: Sony Hasn't Forgotten About the PS Vita Entirely

Sony Hasn't Forgotten About the PS Vita Entirely

New colours incoming overseas

The PlayStation Vita put in an appearance at Sony's TGS 2016 press conference today – albeit a rather fleeting one. The platform holder took a moment to announce that two new colours will be available in Japan starting 1st December: Silver and Metallic Red. Both models will retail for ‎¥18,980 (~$186).

TGS 2016: Final Fantasy XV PS4 Slim Is Over the Moon

Final Fantasy XV PS4 Slim Is Over the Moon

Another Noctis in the bedpost

Sony announced the first custom PlayStation 4 Slim hardware design – and it's a tasty one. The Luna Edition – which, sadly, won't be available in the PS4 Pro format it seems – will cost ¥‎39,980 (~$392) and will feature the moon motif from Final Fantasy XV on its front. It will come with a copy of the game,...

News: Uncharted 4's PS4 Slim Bundle Is An Absolute Steal

Uncharted 4's PS4 Slim Bundle Is An Absolute Steal

Canadians getting robbed, though

Sony announced this week that the new PlayStation 4 Slim will retail for $299.99 in the United States. Good price, right? Well, it gets better, as starting 15th September, you'll be able to buy the diet device as part of an Uncharted 4: A Thief's End bundle – which will also cost you a meagre $299.99. Pre-orders...

News: Will PS4 Pro Improve Games on Traditional 1080p HDTVs?

Will PS4 Pro Improve Games on Traditional 1080p HDTVs?

Yes, and here's a quick look at how

Sony will have learned a lot about PlayStation 4 Pro and how to market the machine this week, with the way it talks about traditional 1080p televisions being a crucial reality check. While the new hardware has clearly been designed to excel in 4K with HDR switched on, it's simply not true that the console will...

News: There'll Be a Logo on PS4 Pro Enhanced Game Cases

There'll Be a Logo on PS4 Pro Enhanced Game Cases

Oh great

It's usually around this stage in the generation that box art gets completely murdered by superfluous logos, and between PlayStation VR and the new PlayStation 4 Pro, the Japanese giant is planning to make a right old mess. Games Radar reports that titles enhanced by Sony's new hardware – which should, we must stress, end up being all...

Feature: Everything You Need to Know About PS4 Pro

Everything You Need to Know About PS4 Pro

All of your questions answered

Sony was always going to have difficulty explaining what the PlayStation 4 Pro is – and, perhaps more importantly, who it's for – during its PlayStation Meeting press conference this week. The console, which represents a kind of half-step for the existing PS4 model, is not intended to blur generations or begin...

News: This Is the Best PS4 Pro Sales Pitch You'll See Today

This Is the Best PS4 Pro Sales Pitch You'll See Today

On the Mark

Mark Cerny's got a way with words that makes everything he says - no matter how outlandish - sound completely and totally reasonable. The PlayStation 4's lead system architect, Cerny is essentially responsible for the design of Sony's current-gen platforms - including the newly announced PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. Who better to sell you a...

News: The New PS4 Controller Offers More Than Just Another Lightbar

The New PS4 Controller Offers More Than Just Another Lightbar

Mark Cerny shares a secret

Hmmmm, this is an interesting little detail. In a new video on the official PlayStation YouTube channel, lead system architect Mark Cerny reveals that the revised DualShock 4 controller, which will be packaged with the PlayStation 4 Slim and PlayStation 4 Pro, won't just add another lightbar - it will, in fact, offer...

Reaction: Shrewd Sony Looks to Continue Market Domination with PS4 Pro

Shrewd Sony Looks to Continue Market Domination with PS4 Pro

Pro tip

Sony announced two new consoles at its PlayStation Meeting press conference today: the new PS4 Pro system and the already-leaked PS4 Slim. But with reactions mixed across the web, what do we think of the Japanese giant's bold new strategy? In this article, editors Sammy Barker and Robert Ramsey react to today's presser. Sammy Barker,...

News: Pre-Order Your PS4 Pro Console Right Now

Pre-Order Your PS4 Pro Console Right Now

PS4 Slim pre-orders also live ahead of launch

A few hours ago, we didn't really know what the PlayStation 4 Pro was going to be. Now, however, pre-orders are beginning to go live. Amazon, as is so often the case, is one of the first major retailers to hop aboard the pre-order train – and here are all the links you'll need to nab Sony's latest...

News: Here's Your First Look at Sony's New PS4 Pro Console

Here's Your First Look at Sony's New PS4 Pro Console

Big Mac

As anticipated, Sony announced the PlayStation 4 Pro during its PlayStation Meeting press conference earlier this evening, which will boast a significantly enhanced GPU and tons of bells and whistles on top of the current model, like 4K resolution and HDR support. And it will release on 10th November, with a price of $399.99. But what...

News: PS4 Pro Doesn't Appear to Have a 4K Blu-ray Player

PS4 Pro Doesn't Appear to Have a 4K Blu-ray Player

4K off

In what may be the first bloody nose that Sony's sustained this generation, the PlayStation 4 Pro won't come with a 4K Blu-ray drive. The platform holder didn't mention Blu-ray once during its press conference this evening, and now a slew of senior reporters in New York are claiming that the console won't support Ultra High-Definition...

News: Every PS4 Console to Be Upgraded with HDR Support

Every PS4 Console to Be Upgraded with HDR Support

Patch incoming to unlock new potential

Much of Sony's press conference today, of course, centred on the new PlayStation 4 Pro console – but there was good news for existing owners of the system, too. Speaking during the PlayStation Meeting 2016 press conference, suit Andrew House announced that every single system will be updated to support high...