So now we've had a little bit of time to settle since last week's PS4 Pro announcement. The latest software update was rolled out last night to all consoles, granting them the ability to support HDR capability, and we know it'll support 1080p/60fps streaming and broadcasting as well.
But in a year when PSVR is launching as well, are those features enough?
I was looking through the comments of various posts here and I came across someone who pointed out that the PS4 Pro was actually a solid value proposition for them. They owned a 4K TV, and it was capable of supporting HDR. They were happy to upgrade, and the lack of a 4K Blu-ray player didn't phase them.
But I was wondering: for how many people is that a practical matter?
Another thing that got me thinking was the prospect of PSVR. I'd be much more likely to invest in a PS4 Pro before the end of the year if I could be convinced that it would result in a far better PSVR experience.
That's where I'm seeing the immediate three pillars of gaming for me over the next year: my PC for everything Windows and Xbox One (since stuff like Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon and so on has cross-buy and cross-play), the PS4 for console experiences and VR (because the cost of the Rift/Vive is too great), and the Nintendo NX and/or my smartphone for whatever mobile experience that presents.
Maybe I'm wrong. Scorpio could change the equation greatly. And it remains to be seen if some of the Xbox One exclusive features — like automated tournaments — will ever be introduced into the Windows 10 ecosystem.
But that's the question I have over my head. I don't have a 4K TV. I'm not sure if it's HDR capable; I've honestly forgotten to check over the last week.
Will I really get enough out of the PS4 Pro to justify buying it this year — especially when it costs the same amount as PSVR, which costs the same amount and works just fine on the stock-standard PS4?