After months of speculation, Sony have announced the latest changes to their PlayStation console line-up. We finally have all the details on the two new consoles and a myriad of other changes coming to the platform.
One of the smaller announcements included details of an upcoming software update for all PS4 consoles that will enable HDR or High Dynamic Range, which essentially means better-looking small details and more accurate colours.
This isn’t going to work for everyone though as you’ll need an HDR compatible TV or monitor to use it, and there’s not a great deal of choice in the market just yet.
The New-look PS4
The new look, slimmer PS4 comes in 500GB and 1TB HDD models and looks to be about 2/3 the size of it’s older brother.
The console will retail in Australia for $439.95 for the 500GB model and $509.95 for the 1TB version.
The PlayStation 4 Pro
Looking to take a slice of the 4K pie, Sony introduced the PS4 Pro. With beefier internals than the new model, and an interesting price point, the Pro will support 4K gaming with HDR, as well as being able to maintain better frame rates when using PS VR.
According to the Aussie PlayStation Twitter @PlayStationAU the PS4 Pro will cost $559.95 at launch on November 10th.
This makes it just $50 more expensive than the 1TB Standard PS4, but we’ll have to wait and see if it’s worth the extra money.
The Updated Dualshock 4 Controller
The crowd-favourite Dualshock 4 controller has also had some design tweaks to coincide with the console updates. They’ve shifted the a few things to make it more economical, and you can now see the light bar through the touch pad.