PlayStation 4 Pro - Amazon UK - £349.00
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PlayStation 4 Pro - Amazon UK - £349.00

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Found 7th Sep 2016
Not specifically a 'deal', but in the lead up to Christmas, this will most likely sell out well before release. Thought I'd post it for people who are interested in the console.

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18 seconds before me, damn you!

haha.

ordered and heat added anyways. good price!

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coolsambob

18 seconds before me, damn you! haha. ordered and heat added anyways. … 18 seconds before me, damn you! haha. ordered and heat added anyways. good price!



:P I noticed! I pre-ordered one too. Have a Sony 4K projector and a 4K tv. Cannot wait to replay Uncharted on this.

Point Blank

:P I noticed! I pre-ordered one too. Have a Sony 4K projector and a 4K … :P I noticed! I pre-ordered one too. Have a Sony 4K projector and a 4K tv. Cannot wait to replay Uncharted on this.



Can I come round and play. Can't justify spending £6k on a projector.

Point Blank

:P I noticed! I pre-ordered one too. Have a Sony 4K projector and a 4K … :P I noticed! I pre-ordered one too. Have a Sony 4K projector and a 4K tv. Cannot wait to replay Uncharted on this.



​i bet it will be marginally different

Not specifically a 'deal', but in the lead up to Christmas, this will … Not specifically a 'deal', but in the lead up to Christmas, this will most likely sell out well before release



I really, really doubt this is going to fly off shelves. The general consensus seems to be one of disdain for this.No 4K Blu-Ray drive, and the Eurogamer reporter who was there said that he saw demo of it, they weren't running at 4K and the frame-rates were pretty poor. Which is a real problem, since all this brings to the table is greater graphical capabilities, and if it can't deliver those, why wouldn't people just buy a PC instead.

2x GPU power of PS4 is nowhere near enough to do 4k even half decently. My PC is cutting edge and only manages 50-80 fps at 4K with Ultra settings in games.

Scorpio will not be good enough either for 4K, but I suspect will be better than PS4 Pro. Both will massively scale down graphics effects to run 4K games at even 30fps.

And Sony just removed my one and only reason for upgrading to PS4 Pro, by omitting the UHD Blu Ray player. No sale to me.

I'm getting ps:vr as i want to experience something new so im not opposed to giving sony my money. however this is just a cosmetic upgrade really and i dont feel the need to go 4k. i wonder if sony are launching a new range of 4k hdr bravias in the coming months?

Can't believe they called this 'pro' and didn't even fit a UHD BR drive... even the S xbox gets that.
And it's not like there will be quality exclusives to play. The ONLY reason to have this, is superior graphical fidelity.
Agree to above, can't see it flying off the shelves. It'll sell out day 1, because Sony will make sure it does, but I doubt there'll be the flurry like there was when this gen launched.

I think you are only guaranteed 4K video with this, and without a 4K Blu-ray player, there is no real appeal to me.

Probably would have grabbed one with a UHD Blu ray player as £350 was my biting point. Now I'll probably just wait and see what other say come November.

I think Sony have gone for price here, £350 for this or a 2TB Xbox One S, or more if you want the Gears 4 version, no-brainer.

All those whining about no UHD Blu-ray, disc based sales are on the decline, and have been for a while, streaming is the future and by the time UHD is the standard, as HD is now, this console will be replaced.

Xbox Scorpio will cost significantly more than this and considering the PC spec needed to do native 4k games, that will upscale or cut back on the graphics to deliver anywhere near a true 4k experience as well.

What I cannot stand for both Xbox and PlayStation is all the marketing waffle they spout at these events. Completely goes over the head of their target audience, 'Forward Compatibility', really?

If you're in the market for a console this Xmas, I'd think this is the best one bang for buck wise.

Pays money, takes choice.

Consoles are slowly dying which is why Sony is trying to cash in on two versions of the PS4. Theres a reason why they are so eager to replace the original PS4 as its sales have peaked. The only market left is the sub 200 pounds market which no company wants to do anymore.
Edited by: "darkspace100" 7th Sep 2016

Pokkai

All those whining about no UHD Blu-ray, disc based sales are on the … All those whining about no UHD Blu-ray, disc based sales are on the decline, and have been for a while, streaming is the future and by the time UHD is the standard, as HD is now, this console will be replaced.



On the decline sure, but still a massive market they'll be missing. For me, I have no real intention of getting a 4K TV any time soon, so it wouldn't influence my purchasing decision either way, but given that Sony helped to make DVD a much more affordable format with the PS2, and Blu-ray affordable with the PS3, having them sit out a new video format while their major competitor supports that format on their console which costs £100 less just seems so out of sorts for them. If my PS4 were to break, sure, I'd pay the extra £80 to get the Pro, but I can't see myself willingly upgrading to it at any point.

I'm a bit gutted about 4k Bluray but if I'm that bothered I'll pick up an Xbox One S on Black Friday.

my PC plays 4k at around 30fps generally, but no HDR or Crash Bandicoot just make this stand out. sure, it won't brute force things in to native 4k, but it'll look a hell of a lot better on my TV.

darkspace100

Consoles are slowly dying which is why Sony is trying to cash in on two … Consoles are slowly dying which is why Sony is trying to cash in on two versions of the PS4. Theres a reason why they are so eager to replace the original PS4 as its sales have peaked. The only market left is the sub 200 pounds market which no company wants to do anymore.


They're not dying at all. Both PS4 and Xbox One are significantly outselling what the PS3 and Xbox 360 were selling at this point in their lives.

Pokkai

I think Sony have gone for price here, £350 for this or a 2TB Xbox One S, … I think Sony have gone for price here, £350 for this or a 2TB Xbox One S, or more if you want the Gears 4 version, no-brainer. All those whining about no UHD Blu-ray, disc based sales are on the decline, and have been for a while, streaming is the future and by the time UHD is the standard, as HD is now, this console will be replaced.Xbox Scorpio will cost significantly more than this and considering the PC spec needed to do native 4k games, that will upscale or cut back on the graphics to deliver anywhere near a true 4k experience as well.What I cannot stand for both Xbox and PlayStation is all the marketing waffle they spout at these events. Completely goes over the head of their target audience, 'Forward Compatibility', really?If you're in the market for a console this Xmas, I'd think this is the best one bang for buck wise. Pays money, takes choice.


I watched the Apple event which I enjoyed then the Playstation meeting which really bored me

coolsambob

18 seconds before me, damn you! haha. ordered and heat added anyways. … 18 seconds before me, damn you! haha. ordered and heat added anyways. good price!



Good price?
Isn't it just THE price?

Sony probs have a standalone 4K player in the works that's why they haven't included it.

Pokkai

I think Sony have gone for price here, £350 for this or a 2TB Xbox One S, … I think Sony have gone for price here, £350 for this or a 2TB Xbox One S, or more if you want the Gears 4 version, no-brainer. All those whining about no UHD Blu-ray, disc based sales are on the decline, and have been for a while, streaming is the future and by the time UHD is the standard, as HD is now, this console will be replaced.Xbox Scorpio will cost significantly more than this and considering the PC spec needed to do native 4k games, that will upscale or cut back on the graphics to deliver anywhere near a true 4k experience as well.What I cannot stand for both Xbox and PlayStation is all the marketing waffle they spout at these events. Completely goes over the head of their target audience, 'Forward Compatibility', really?If you're in the market for a console this Xmas, I'd think this is the best one bang for buck wise. Pays money, takes choice.



​Streaming the future? Yeah good luck streaming a 25gb blu ray, the UHD ones will be 66 &100gb! You gonna start the stream in the morning hoping it will be ready for film night?

pre-ordered for free, will see what news comes out between now and release. But I'm essentially only keeping it to see the PSVR improvements.

DexMorgan

Good price?Isn't it just THE price?



​Yes... yes it is.

Same price when was first released on 2013.

Surprised they didn't include a 4K Blu-Ray player tbh, especially since physical discs give better image quality over streaming/TV anyway.

Seems like a decent upgrade, but even mid range PC GPU's have been able to do 4K 30fps for a while now. It's 4K solid 60fps that's the issue even with high end cards, it's still not ready yet IMO but probably will be in a couple of years for solid performance.

No doubt like Digital Foundry said, most of the games will be upscaled from 1440p/1080p to 4K.

Pokkai

I think Sony have gone for price here, £350 for this or a 2TB Xbox One S, … I think Sony have gone for price here, £350 for this or a 2TB Xbox One S, or more if you want the Gears 4 version, no-brainer. All those whining about no UHD Blu-ray, disc based sales are on the decline, and have been for a while, streaming is the future and by the time UHD is the standard, as HD is now, this console will be replaced.Xbox Scorpio will cost significantly more than this and considering the PC spec needed to do native 4k games, that will upscale or cut back on the graphics to deliver anywhere near a true 4k experience as well.What I cannot stand for both Xbox and PlayStation is all the marketing waffle they spout at these events. Completely goes over the head of their target audience, 'Forward Compatibility', really?If you're in the market for a console this Xmas, I'd think this is the best one bang for buck wise. Pays money, takes choice.


You've clearly not watched any 4k HDR UHD BR's then, as they are clearly superior to the current streaming options.
As a country, we are a long way off being able to stream 4k reliably in the vast majority of homes. To stream 4k, AND have a useable internet service you will need upwards of a reliable 30-odd MB's service. This is NOT the norm, and even if it were, is still not comparable to 4k discs...
Can't believe Sony left it out...

vinsona85

Sony probs have a standalone 4K player in the works that's why they … Sony probs have a standalone 4K player in the works that's why they haven't included it.



​If you are talking about a standalone 4K Blu-ray player, they already have some.

Preordered. Come on you haters - you all know your going to buy it so stop trying to depress us all

So they actually did just tape 2 ps4's together then to come up with this design.

MattyPlant

​Streaming the future? Yeah good luck streaming a 25gb blu ray, the UHD o … ​Streaming the future? Yeah good luck streaming a 25gb blu ray, the UHD ones will be 66 &100gb! You gonna start the stream in the morning hoping it will be ready for film night?



Sony have a 4k streaming service that they have already said they want to push on as many devices as possible. Sony's royalties from UHD Bluray are pretty small. I stream most of my content now. I have only bought a handful of Bluray discs in the last few years. Sadly the disk has seen its day.

The design reminds me of the Big Mac I ate the other day except the bun was slightly different looking

http://api.mcdonalds.pt/content/produtos/p_bigMac_grande_1.jpg

bilbob

You've clearly not watched any 4k HDR UHD BR's then, as they are clearly … You've clearly not watched any 4k HDR UHD BR's then, as they are clearly superior to the current streaming options.As a country, we are a long way off being able to stream 4k reliably in the vast majority of homes. To stream 4k, AND have a useable internet service you will need upwards of a reliable 30-odd MB's service. This is NOT the norm, and even if it were, is still not comparable to 4k discs...Can't believe Sony left it out...



Agreed ive streamed a couple of shows of Amazon that are 4k HDR and they look nothing like 4k bluray.

mixmixi

The design reminds me of the Big Mac I ate the other day except the bun … The design reminds me of the Big Mac I ate the other day except the bun was slightly different looking



​Black bun with a disc slot?

349 for 8 core CPU and same GPU performance as a gtx 1060 with 8gb of ram isn't too bad at all. But it's far from a 4k machine it's a high end 1080p machine, the 4k is just a gimmick to get people who own 4k TV to upgrade this will not run 4k games well at all

darkspace100

Consoles are slowly dying which is why Sony is trying to cash in on two … Consoles are slowly dying which is why Sony is trying to cash in on two versions of the PS4. Theres a reason why they are so eager to replace the original PS4 as its sales have peaked. The only market left is the sub 200 pounds market which no company wants to do anymore.



Complete & utter rubbish.

bilbob

You've clearly not watched any 4k HDR UHD BR's then, as they are clearly … You've clearly not watched any 4k HDR UHD BR's then, as they are clearly superior to the current streaming options.As a country, we are a long way off being able to stream 4k reliably in the vast majority of homes. To stream 4k, AND have a useable internet service you will need upwards of a reliable 30-odd MB's service. This is NOT the norm, and even if it were, is still not comparable to 4k discs...Can't believe Sony left it out...



That's the problem Joe public doesn't care. Oh 4k this and 4k that. The care for content and not quality. Sony know if you are into you films then you will pay for disks and buy a standalone player. Sony is banking on people not finding anything to watch on the TV on a Friday night and choosing a 4k streamed film, then telling people at work on Monday how good it looked!

CaptCShadow

​If you are talking about a standalone 4K Blu-ray player, they already h … ​If you are talking about a standalone 4K Blu-ray player, they already have some.



where?, link please.

Oh, and sticking to 8GB was a mistake too... no more RAM for better textures at higher resolutions?
computer say no.

powerbrick

where?, link please.



m.johnlewis.com/son…=ds
Edited by: "CaptCShadow" 7th Sep 2016

Banned

Strange console design. It's like Lego was in charge of it.

mixmixi

The design reminds me of the Big Mac I ate the other day except the bun … The design reminds me of the Big Mac I ate the other day except the bun was slightly different looking



That's it.

I'm now officially calling it the PS-BigMac.

Spasho

Strange console design. It's like Lego was in charge of it.



My guess is to keep production costs low so has the same base design as the slim. Same motherboard as the slim just different APU and a bigger heatsink. Cheap,cheap,cheap. AMD must have spent about 50p on development costs.

CaptCShadow

​ h … ​ https://m.johnlewis.com/sony-bdp-s6500-smart-3d-4k-upscaling-blu-ray-disc-dvd-player-with-super-wi-fi/p/2085425?sku=234560745&s_kwcid=2dx92700012712759846&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CIi0v5Oq_s4CFQUWcgodBdMJDw&gclsrc=ds


Thats not a ultra HD blu ray player it's a regular blu ray player that upscales to 4k very very different. Sony was never going to include a 4k blu ray player with the ps4 pro when there own stand alone one will retail for about the same price or higher which they wouldn't sell any of it there 349 pound games console could do the job
Edited by: "Dean2k14" 7th Sep 2016
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