PS4 Pro Release Date, News & Update: 4K Blu Ray Discs Support Is MAJOR Selling Point, What Happened?

By Jennifer R. Irvin , Updated Sep 09, 2016 01:23 AM EDT

PS4 Pro does not support 4K Blu Ray discs. According to reports, Microsoft's Project Scorpio and Xbox One S may provide support, while apparently, the Sony console does not.

When PS4 console was unveiled in New York by the Japanese company, it reportedly caught their vision for the future of gaming. According to Sony, such vision has put the gamer at the core of the PlayStation ecosystem, empowering the game developers to make transformative experiences. With PlayStation 4 Pro, the developer stated that their objective was to bring innovation through cutting-edge visuals and graphics.

Upon the release of PS4 Pro in Nov. 10, the console was sold for $399.99, along with enhanced PS4 games. It gave support to the latest in the imaging technology, including smoother frame rates.  

However, based on several reports, it seems that the PS4 Pro cannot provide the kind of performance that it was expected to bring, such as support for  4K resolution Blu-Ray films. The revelation also seems to explain the reason why the feature was never mentioned before. With that said, the 4K Blu Ray feature is expected to remain as a major selling point for Microsoft's Project Scorpio and Xbox One S systems, Forbes reported.

PS4 Pro's inability to offer 4K Blu Ray support is  quite strange, given the fact that the Pro supports Netflix, YouTube and games in 4K resolutions, aside from the fact that the whole Blu Ray brand is a property of Sony. Sony is expected to answer these questions, although some believe that it will likely be a disadvantage for the game publisher in the future, VG247 reported.

Nevertheless, PS4 Pro's lack of 4K Blu Ray support does not mean that the Sony console will fail in the market. Based on reports, the Pro is actually a game system first and its media player function is only second. Watch the PS4 Pro introduction video here.

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