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PLAYSTATION®4 PRO LAUNCHES ACROSS EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST, SOUTH AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA

PS4 Pro Provides Heightened Gaming Experiences with Higher-Quality Graphics and Smoother Images   


LONDON, 10th November, 2016
– Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) today launched PlayStation®4 Pro (PS4™ Pro), a high-end system that supports cutting-edge imaging technology to make games look richer and more detailed than ever before. PS4 Pro, which supports dynamic 4K gaming and 4K entertainment* is now available across Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and Australasia at a suggested retail price of EURO €399, GBP £349, AUD $559, R6999. Blockbuster PS4 games, including Call Of Duty®: Infinite Warfare (Activision), Ratchet & Clank™, The Last of Us™ Remastered, and Uncharted™ 4: A Thief’s End (SIE Worldwide Studios), have been updated to take advantage of PS4 Pro’s increased power, taking the graphics and visual experience to all new heights.  

“The launch of PS4 Pro is an immensely exciting moment for PlayStation. Never before have we introduced a new console in the middle of a platform’s lifecycle,” said Jim Ryan, President of SIEE and President of Global Sales & Marketing, SIE “By providing developers with a new way to showcase their creativity, PS4 Pro enables us to prove our commitment to innovation, as well as deliver captivating gameplay experiences for the players.”   

PS4 Pro leverages the latest imaging technology by supporting dynamic 4K quality* resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR). The powerful CPU and GPU of PS4 Pro allows developers to create higher-quality games that output dynamic 4K quality* graphics with unprecedented visual precision, or smoother and more stable frame rates. Like all PS4 consoles, the system is also compatible with HDR imaging technology that produces more realistic, strikingly vivid visuals that are truer to the way the human eye naturally sees. 

The introduction of PS4 Pro, which sits alongside the standard PS4, will provide consumers with more choice. Users can play every PS4 game on both PS4 Pro and the standard PS4, which was recently released in a slimmer and lighter model at a suggested retail price of €299 / £259 / AUD $429, R5499. PlayStation®VR is compatible with both systems.  PS4 Pro and the standard PS4 will also share the same user interface and have access to the same vibrant online community. Users are able to select their console of choice, based on their needs and preferences.

In addition, Netflix on PS4 Pro will receive an update at the system’s launch, enabling users to stream 4K content such as “Narcos Season 2” and “Luke Cage.” Around 600 hours of 4K content are expected to be released on Netflix by the end of the year. YouTube, already one of the largest sources of 4K content, is also receiving an update today to support 4K content on PS4 Pro.

For gamers who own an HDTV that does not support either 4K or HDR, PS4 Pro provides a number of benefits, such as higher or more stable framerates, and enhanced graphics and environments.

Note to editors: PS4 Pro press materials are available at the SIEE press site.

PlayStation®4 Pro (CUH-7000 series)

Product name

PlayStation®4 Pro

Color

Jet Black

Product code

CUH-7000 series

RRP

€399 / £349 / AUD $559 / R6999

Main processor

Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine

Memory

GDDR5 8GB

Storage size*3

1TB

External dimensions

Approx. 295×55×327 mm (width × height × length) (excludes largest projection)

Mass

Approx. 3.3 kg

BD/ DVD drive
(read only)

BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV

Input/ Output

Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen.1) port × 3
AUX port × 1

Networking

Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)

Power

100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz

Power consumption

Max. 310W

Operating temperature

5ºC – 35ºC

AV output

HDMI™ out port (supports 4K/HDR)
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port

 

* Compatible 4K HDR TV required for 4K and HDR support. Dynamic 4K gaming outputted by graphic rendering or upscaled to 4K resolution; support varies by game title. 4K entertainment via 4K video streaming services only.

HDR and faster frame rates not supported by all games and video content.

 

About Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE), headquartered in London, UK, is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services within the 109 territories serviced by SIEE as a regional headquarters for Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation®Original and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

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