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News: Sony Confirms SATA 3 Hard Drive Support for PS4 Pro

Sony Confirms SATA 3 Hard Drive Support for PS4 Pro

Nice to know

There were whispers coming out of Japan that the PlayStation 4 Pro would support the SATA 3 hard drive configuration, but the company has now officially confirmed that to be the case. Speaking with GameSpot, it said that you will be able to swap out the 1TB HDD included with the console for another and that those upgrading to SSDs...

News: PS4 Pro Has More Memory Than the Base Model

PS4 Pro Has More Memory Than the Base Model

Level up

Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 Pro has an additional gigabyte of memory compared to the existing unit. This bonus is not directly for use in games, but to help the console with application switching; currently that process is handled by the existing 8GB GDDR5 RAM included with the PS4, but now it can be offloaded to the extra...

News: PS4 Slumps to Third Successive NPD Defeat

PS4 Slumps to Third Successive NPD Defeat

Choppy waters

Batten the hatches, spit in Shawn Layden's face, and curse Kaz Hirai's complacency: Sony failed to defeat the Xbox One in the September NPD, meaning that's three times in a row now that the PlayStation 4 has not been the best-selling system in the United States. We suppose after three straight years on top, it had to give everyone...

News: PS4 Pro Will Be Compatible with SATA 3 Hard Drives

PS4 Pro Will Be Compatible with SATA 3 Hard Drives

That's a SATA of fact

Sony hasn't said much about the PlayStation 4 Pro since it was revealed, with much of its attention being focused on PlayStation VR over the past few weeks. But one thing it has clarified following an interview with Japanese website 4Gamer.net is that the new system will support SATA 3 hard drives, unlike its predecessor...

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: 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...