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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...

News: PS4 Slim Will Release by 15th September for $299

PS4 Slim Will Release by 15th September for $299

Hitting shelves on 15th September

Bet you weren't expecting this: the PlayStation 4 Slim was finally announced at today's PlayStation Meeting presser. Right off the bat, Andrew House announced that this more energy-efficient, smaller system (which looks exactly as the many leaks claimed it would) will be available from 15th September this year,...

News: PS4 Pro Confirmed, Launches November 2016 for $399

PS4 Pro Confirmed, Launches November 2016 for $399

#4ThePros

Sony has confirmed that the PS4K or 'Neo' is real - and that it's actually called the PlayStation 4 Pro. As leaked reports earlier in the year suggested, the Pro will support 4K televisions, and it's more powerful than the regular system. It'll supposedly allow for more graphical detail, better frame rates, and faster load times in your...

Rumour: PS4K Neo Launches This Week According to Report

PS4K Neo Launches This Week According to Report

That was fast

We're now a couple of days away from a Sony press conference, so that can only mean one thing: rumours, and lots of them. This latest whisper comes from the Financial Times via GameSpot, who report that the PlayStation 4K, codenamed Neo, may well release later this week. Wait, what? As many of you are no doubt aware, Sony is hosting...

News: So, Where Did Those Leaked PS4 Slims Actually Come From?

So, Where Did Those Leaked PS4 Slims Actually Come From?

The UAE, apparently

The PlayStation 4 Slim will be officially announced on the 7th September at Sony's PlayStation Meeting - that much is guaranteed at this point - but where did all of these leaked consoles actually come from? If you haven't been keeping up to date on this story, Slims, in all of their real, physical glory, have been found in the...

News: PS4 Slim Will Support 5GHz Wi-Fi, Photos Suggest

PS4 Slim Will Support 5GHz Wi-Fi, Photos Suggest

Faster race

Good news for tech-heads who get excited by motherboards and cooling fans: the PlayStation 4 Slim will support 5GHz Wi-Fi, apparently. Shortmaneighty2, who already has his grubby mitts on the console, posted two photographs to prove the point: one from the console's manual, mentioning the added frequency – and the other from the...

News: One UK Retailer Will Happily Sell You a PS4 Slim Today

One UK Retailer Will Happily Sell You a PS4 Slim Today

Er

This is so bizarre: the PlayStation 4 Slim isn't even announced yet, but there are four available from the CEX in Widnes right now. Somehow, the unannounced console has filtered into the retail channel in the UK, with the leaks seemingly centred in the North Western part of the country. So, if you fancy one of the new systems right now, you may...

News: The PS4 Slim Looks Much, Much Nicer Than You Think It Does

The PS4 Slim Looks Much, Much Nicer Than You Think It Does

Short and sweet

One of the reasons Sony's so keen to shut down leaked images of the PlayStation 4 Slim is because, typically, the amateur snaps aren't especially flattering. Indeed, the platform holder's unannounced console has been deemed ugly from every corner of the web based on the handful of photos released, but it looks much nicer in the...

Opinion: Why the Heck Is Sony Making a PS4 Slim?

Why the Heck Is Sony Making a PS4 Slim?

The not-so little question

So, the PlayStation 4 Slim is real, and Digital Foundry made a video to prove it. Then lawyers got involved, and the hastily recorded clip got removed – you know how it goes. Still, this has all happened rather fast, hasn't it? If you'd have asked us on Sunday morning whether Sony would make a more compact PS4 console,...

News: Leaked PS4 Slim Console Confirmed to Be Legit

Leaked PS4 Slim Console Confirmed to Be Legit

Watch it powering up

We knew that last night's PlayStation 4 Slim leaks were legit – you don't get that many pictures from so many different angles without some level of authenticity. But as a few people have pointed out, in this age of 3D printers you can never be too careful. Digital Foundry decided to visit the person who purchased the...

Video: How Small Is the Rumoured PS4 Slim?

How Small Is the Rumoured PS4 Slim?

Size comparison

So, the PlayStation 4 Slim has leaked. Sony's yet to make a comment on these images just yet, but the sheer number of them taken from different angles suggests that they're almost certainly real – although nothing's legit until you hear it directly from the horse's mouth. That said, we have been in contact with someone who...

Rumour: PS4 Slim Hardware Images Allegedly Leak Online

PS4 Slim Hardware Images Allegedly Leak Online

And they're very believable

There were rumours that Sony may announce a PlayStation 4 Slim alongside the upgraded Neo console, and it may just have leaked. Potentially. In this age of 3D printers and elaborate hoaxes, these photographs of a console shell can't be taken as definitive proof – but they look pretty darn authentic from where we're...

News: PS4's Completely Crushing the Competition in Germany

PS4's Completely Crushing the Competition in Germany

Sony's got almost 70 per cent market share

As we've written so many times already, Sony's dominance this generation can't be attributed solely to favourable policies or press conference clangers – it's the legwork that it's invested into Europe over the years that's doing the business. New figures coming out of Germany show that the PlayStation...