After months of discussion, Sony finally gave us a date and a price for the PlayStation 4 Pro. It's $559.95 and it's coming not early next year, but on November 10.
But what did you think of the announcement
The initial outrage so far has been against the lack of a 4K/Ultra-HD Blu-ray player, although the more I think about it the more it seems like a sensible measure on Sony's part.
A lot of people I know already stream all of their content. Hell, if it's an option, they download all their games too. Having a library of DVDs or Blu-rays is a cool thing in your apartment, and it's always fun to reminisce.
But times have changed. Most PCs, for instance, don't even have an optical drive. USBs are faster, cheaper, and you can have more storage space on them if you'd like.
As for the rest of the hardware, it's the kind of thing you have to see in person. You can't really judge HDR and 4K content on a 1080p screen watching a pixellated Twitch stream. But I imagine that kind of demo will be rolled out across retailers — more broadly than the PSVR roadshow, I imagine — over the holidays.
The price seems pretty reasonable. $US399 converted to dollarydoos and with GST is just under $570, so it's not really much of a markup. At $559.95, it's a tenner more than what the PS4 cost at launch in Australia — so not much of a surprise there. Shame they couldn't bring it to the $499 mark, but on the other hand they do have a massive headstart over Project Scorpio.
So that's the question now. Project Scorpio late next year, or the PS4 Pro from November 10 onwards? What do you think?