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Sony Adds 4K, HDR To PlayStation4 Pro

PS4 Pro will hit shelves in time for holiday shopping season
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Sony unveiled a new PlayStation console model, the PS4 Pro, that delivers 4K Ultra HD and high-dynamic range (HDR) gaming content.

The PS4 Pro will become available Nov. 10, priced at $399 with a 1TB hard drive.

The Pro will provide 4K playback from both 4K mastered games and non-native 4K content, due to a graphics processor that is more than 2.25 times more powerful even though the CPU and memory are the same in both models. As with the base model, the Pro will also offer HDR playback of both native HDR and SDR programming and games.

With regard to non-game content, the PS4 Pro will provide 4K/Ultra HD streaming playback from Netflix and YouTube, plus other services to be named later.

In addition, an updated version of the current PS4 model, but smaller and with HDR capability, will also become available. The new PS4 is 30 percent lighter and 28 percent more energy efficient than the current model. The current CUH-2000 series model will get some extended life, as both previous PS4 versions will soon get a download to deliver compatibility with HDR. Expect the new product on Sept. 15 at $299 with a 500GB hard drive. Timing on the HDR upgrade was not announced.

With regard to non-game content, the PS4 Pro will provide 4K/Ultra HD streaming playback from Netflix and YouTube, plus other services to be named later.

The PS4 Pro will not offer native 4K disc playback.

The new PlayStations are not the only consoles to offer HDR and 4K support: Microsoft took the wraps off its new Xboxes in June.

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