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PlayStation 4 Pro and Slim: Australian pricing and details

Like the Xbox One S, the PlayStation 4 Pro is a great way to pick up the console if you don't have one yet.

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While rumours of the "PlayStation 4.5" first started swirling around at E3 earlier this year, Sony took to the stage in New York on Wednesday to officially announce the PlayStation 4 Pro console (and a bunch of other stuff, but we'll get to that).

The PlayStation 4 Pro (which bears the unfortunate abbreviation of PSP) is a step up from the original PS4, pulling in support for 4K playback and HDR capability. It won't, it's worth noting, play 4K Blu-ray, unlike the Xbox One S upgrade that was released a few weeks ago. It'll be on sale in Australia from November 10 for AU$560.

It was announced alongside the PlayStation 4 Slim, which is exactly what it sounds like. The Slim is still your garden variety PS4, but it comes in at about two-thirds the size. You'll be able to pick up the Slim in 500GB and 1TB versions, from September 16 for AUD$440 and September 29 for AU$510 respectively.

Like the Xbox One S, the new consoles are more of an iterative step than a generational leap. It's a decent entry point if you've been umming and ahing about picking up a PlayStation, but with games remaining totally interoperable, owners don't have much cause to upgrade.