Sony PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim Release Date, News & Update: VR & 4K Technology Enables In Both Consoles? [PRICES, FEATURES, SPECS]

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Sep 08, 2016 09:58 AM EDT

PlayStation 4 fans have been finally treated to the Sony PS4 Neo and PS4 Slim. The wait has been long and now fans can get crazy. Sony announced the consoles at a press event in the PlayStation Theatre in New York City.

Renamed PlayStation 4 Pro, the PS4 Neo is officially on its way. It has lots of PC-level guts with a whopping 1TB hard drive. Both its CPU and GPU have been upgraded and fans are on the top of the world as it supports 4K technology. The console is the first from Sony to allow games to be played in 4K.

According to Gizmodo Australia, games are also available in HDR that will provide greater detail in darkness as well as in brightness. Sony also announced that by the end of this month the original PS4 will also become HDR-capable via a patch. The PS4 Pro can also play other content in HDR and 4K including YouTube and Netflix.

The best part is that there won't be any significant gap between game titles available for both the original PS4 and the PS4 Pro. The latest console's forward compatibility of current titles is a big win. Multiple PS4 games will be able to take advantage of the PS 4 Pro with a simple patch. Developers simply have to perform a minor tweak to make games available for PS4 Pro.

The PS4 Pro will be available from Nov. 10 and will cost $399. However, those looking for a budget purchase can definitely consider the slimmer version, PS4 Slim that will begin shipping Sept. 15. In terms of functionality, the PS4 Slim is identical to the current PS4 with same ports, capabilities and a 500GB hard drive.

The PS4 Slim is half an inch taller, three-quarters of an inch shorter and half an inch narrower than the current PS4. It carries a price tag of $299. PS VR launches this October. It has a much better lineup of games ready at launch.

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