Playstation 4 Pro Review
What are the current reviewers on Amazon.com saying?
- Spectacular graphics – Explore vivid game worlds with rich visuals heightened by PS4 Pro.
- Enhanced gameplay – Support for faster frame rates delivers super-sharp action for select PS4 games.
- One unified gaming community – Compatible with every PS4 game. Play online with other PS4 players with PlayStation Plus.
- Extraordinary entertainment – With up to 4K streaming and 4K auto-upscaling for video content.
ANOTHER REVIEW IS FROM CNET
For console gamers who have always looked with envy upon a $3,000-plus PC gaming rig with daisy-chained video cards running games at super-high resolutions, it’s certainly a compelling upsell. But — spoiler alert — the PS4 Pro didn’t leave my jaw dropped. In fact, I often struggled to see any discernible difference between the same games on a Pro and a regular PS4 when played side by side on nearly identical 4K TVs. Out of the gate there only a limited number of titles that are noticeably improved.
So what, exactly, does that mean in terms of a buying recommendation? The short answer is this:
- If you already have a PlayStation 4, there’s little reason so far to upgrade to the Pro. But…
- If you’re buying a PlayStation 4 for the first time, the Pro is a solid investment, if only for its larger 1TB hard drive and some promising new Pro-enhanced games coming in 2017 and beyond. But…
- If you’re looking to take the PS4 plunge for the first time and you don’t have a 4K/HDR TV now — and have no plans to buy one in the near future — save some money and get the PS4 Slim, which also includes at least one game.
- There are plenty of PS4 holiday shopping deals for the Slim and the Pro, making this the best time to buy either model.
- The PS4 Pro launches with Netflix support at 4K resolution in addition to a YouTube app with 4K and HDR compatibility. More apps will open up support for 4K and HDR features as the platform matures.
- Also exclusive to the PS4 Pro is improved bandwidth for the Remote Play and Share Play options, which let you stream gameplay over the internet. Both modes will be able to share, stream and play at 1080p, which is a bump up from the standard PS4’s 720p cap.
Sony has joined virtual reality gaming with PlayStation VR. The headset represents the cheapest of the “big three” on the market right now, and is the only option for console gamers interested in the technology as things stand.
THE GOOD The PlayStation VR is the most accessible, affordable and user-friendly full VR option on the market. Sony has promised support from a long list of developers down the track but the immediate launch games are pretty solid as well.
THE BAD Its single-camera tracking system occasionally feels lacking and you may have trouble when you turn around. The PSVR’s graphical fidelity is occasionally noticeably lower than what’s possible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
THE BOTTOM LINE While the motion tracking trails its PC VR counterparts, Sony’s PlayStation VR otherwise crams a solid and satisfying virtual reality experience into an existing PS4 game console.
PS4 Pro vs PS4
In conclusion, I think that if you want the best gaming experience then go buy a Pro, but if you’re a casual gamer you should save your money and keep your original ps4.