Yesterday, Sony finally confirmed the video game industry’s worst kept secret: the Neo, officially known as the PlayStation 4 Pro. The PS4 Pro is a more powerful machine that will support 4K and HDR. So far, impressions are mixed.
The PS4 Pro’s super-powered hardware specs do present some intriguing possibilities, specifically involving improved frame-rates for VR and standard console games. But that stuff’s not confirmed as of yet. Largely, the general surrounding the new machine is: “Why should I buy this? What’s the appeal aside from it’s new? What do I do if I don’t own a fancy TV?”
Take a look at the Internet’s reaction to the new machine below.
So aside from being prettier & running… better (?)… if you own a PS4, & have infinite cash, why should you get a PS4 Pro?
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) September 7, 2016
Sony failed to answer a lot of questions that current, non-4KTV-owning PS4 players will have in that conference. Not great.
— David Scammell (@VG_Dave) September 7, 2016
Not sure about PS4 Pro. You want console power? Get a Scorpio. You want an intro next-gen console? Get a PS4. The PS4 Pro is for…?
— Justin Davis (@ErrorJustin) September 7, 2016
until i come up with something more thorough, here's my analysis of today's PlayStation thing pic.twitter.com/xfaRwOXs1e
— Wow, Bob Mackey! (@bobservo) September 7, 2016
this shit looks like a triple decker sandwich lol wtf https://t.co/0CczlOI28X
— Josh (@SgtVelocity) September 7, 2016
4K HDR? Yawn. Call me when games look good enough to fill the soul-crushing emptiness.
— Walt Williams (@waltdwilliams) September 7, 2016
finally, I can throw away my amateur ps4
— Nathan Grayson (@Vahn16) September 7, 2016
Yeah Imma stick to my beautiful OG PS4 pic.twitter.com/sTlGZnYQ8J
— Nibel (@Nibellion) September 7, 2016
I must admit, this new PlayStation is pretty underwhelming. What do you think about the 4K iteration of the PlayStation 4?