Right now it's tough to recommend the PS4 Pro
Right now it's tough to recommend the PS4 Pro
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Right now it's tough to recommend the PS4 Pro

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[MUSIC] So whether or not you wanted a new one, Sony is selling a new suped-up Playstation 4 called the PS4 Pro on November 11th for $400. it's got a 1 terabyte hard drive inside and also better hardware. So you might be asking yourselves why do this? Well, on paper the PS4 Pro should be able to just display higher resolution, better frame rate, improved performance and better textures. But which of these These enhancements a game gets depends on the developer because the downloadable patch is required in order for games to support it. And we were only able to test a few games side by side on identical 4K O LED TVs to see if we can notice a significant difference Between standard and PS4 Pro updated games. For the most part, it was really difficult to tell. The last of us remastered barely looked any different though we did see better frame rates and crisper visuals when we compared two versions of Shadow of Mordor. For Black Ops 3 which is another game available before launch There was absolutely nothing that stood out as enhanced. Now this is side by side we had a really good set up for that. The most dramatic difference is really when you activate HDR and again because it can really make the contrast in brightness and the variances in color pop. They really jump out of the screen. I think that's gonna be the most noticeable difference for most people. at launch PS4 pro will have 30 or so games with patchers and 45 by the end of 2016. Games sold with pro enhancements have a little badge on there box that says PS4 pro enhanced so were very eager to see how well all of these games will perform moving forward Then of course there's PSVR. PlayStation 4 Pro is fully compatible so don't worry about anything like that. But a PS4 game needs a patch to support better performance that the Pro can offer. At review time we were only able to test out one game and that was Battlezone Which did seem to improve the overall fidelity, but it really wasn't as much as I was hoping it would do. Okay, so real world stuff should you actually go out and buy a PlayStation 4 pro? If you already own a PlayStation 4 probably not. We just haven't seen enough compelling mind blowing enhancements in performance to warrant a purchase. Now, if you don't have a PS4 yet, this is likely the one to get. But it's still top to recommend against getting an original PlayStation 4 because it's only $20. And it can likely be bundled with a game for free. Now, if you already have a 4K HDR TV or claim to get one in the near future, that extra $100 you gonna spend on the pro It's probably worth it, making it a much easier pill to swallow. [MUSIC]

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