PS4 Pro Has Made Me Less Eager For PlayStation 5

Paul Tassi: "The past few days, there have been a couple PlayStation-related stories that somewhat contradict each other. The first was that the “PS4 is entering the final phase of its lifecycle,” according to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO John Kodera. But while that may conjure up images of a console on life support, set to expire by the end of the year, Kodera went on to elaborate, saying that the next PlayStation would probably arrive in three years."

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BeardedDrachen174d ago

Well, if you're less eager to buy a console at launch there's something you can do... Wait.

darthv72174d ago

agreed, especially if there is the potential for an upgraded model just a couple years later. One doesn't 'need' to be an early adopter but I can understand the 'want' to be an early adopter.

IamTylerDurden1174d ago (Edited 174d ago )

3 years. PlayStation 4 Pro wasn't announced until 3 years after the initial PS4. If you want to wait 3 years after PS5 launches to even find out if a mid gen upgrade is releasing, be my guest, but that seems pretty long. I'll take the PS5 at launch and decide when and if there is a mid gen upgrade.

81BX172d ago

Yeah. This upgrade stuff is a slippery slope. I'm probably going to get a pro soon. Just waiting for a nice looking limited edition console

Skull521172d ago

I like the upgraded hardware. Now I know when PS5 comes out I can wait a few years and get better hardware and cheap games since they will have been out for a few years.

abstractel172d ago

I think these views will change as soon as you can see what the next-gen graphics/gameplay will be like. You can't really even flex the pro's muscles properly because you are limited to the baseline. In 2-3 years the technology will be at a point where new consoles can introduce a whole host of new technologies that simply can't be done on today's consoles. As with every cycle, the PC will also jump a large step forward when this happens so every one wins.

getbacktogaming171d ago

I'll buy it early if it plays my PS4 library :D

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angelsx172d ago

I’m change my phone every two years so don’t mind to change my console every 4 or 5.

81BX172d ago

Lmao, that's crazy dude!

Shakengandulf172d ago

Damn, i easily get 5 years out of my phone..

FinalFantasyFanatic171d ago

True, but I think you could make do with your phone a little longer.

fr0sty172d ago

PSVR has made me more eager for it.

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narsaku174d ago

The pro barely does anything though. If you had the base ps4 and the pro side by side the vast majority of the titles you wouldn't even know which console was which.

..So why are you not excited? IMO PS4 Slim is a lot sexier than the Pro, and 1/10th as quiet.

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IamTylerDurden1173d ago (Edited 173d ago )


PS4 - 1.8 teraflops
Pro - 4.2 teraflops

PS4 - 1080p max resolution
Pro - 2160p max resolution (native 4K)

PS4 - standard VR
Pro - improved VR. Improved resolution, shadows, lighting, framerate stabilization.

PS4 - games run standard
Pro - Boost mode offers improved framerate, resolution stability, and better load times for unpatched games.

Pro - allows you to stream at a higher resolution/framerate.
Pro - offers higher resolution textures in select titles.

PS4 - 500gb hdd minimum
Pro - 1TB hdd minimum

You guys push the importance of power and resolution with XB1 X, but with the Pro it doesn't matter? You can tell the difference between XB1 X at 2160p native vs Pro at 2160p checkerboard, but you can't tell the difference between God of War PS4 at 1080p vs God of War PS4 Pro at 2160p checkerboard? Give me a break.

jackdaddy172d ago (Edited 172d ago )

Edited because I was wrong.

Hardiman172d ago

Yeah the Pro's amazing and games look incredible on my 65 inch HDR 4K tv! Also VR runs much smoother on the Pro. PS5 day one!

IamTylerDurden1173d ago (Edited 173d ago )


The difference between PS4 and PS4 Pro is greater than the difference between PS4 Pro and XB1 X. PS4 is 1.8 tflops while Pro is 4.2 tfops. Pro is 2.4 tfops more than PS4. XB1 X is 6 tfops while Pro is 4.2. A difference of 1.8 tflops. So you can tell the difference between XB1 X and PS4 Pro, but you can't tell the difference between PS4 and PS4 Pro when in fact PS4 v PS4 Pro is a greater difference than PS4 Pro v XB1 X. The funny thing is, once you go up in power it becomes harder to tell the difference due to diminishing returns. So if anything, it would be easier to tell a 2 teraflop difference at 1-4 teraflop than at 4-6 teraflops. So the difference between PS4 and PS4 Pro is greater than the difference between XB1 X and PS4 Pro, and it's at less overall teraflops so the impact is even greater.

Dragonscale169d ago

Nicely explained if a bit elaborate. Funny how with all that extra powah of scorpio its still an xbone at heart. It could've been 600 tflops and it still wouldn't matter, no-one except a fanboy would buy a scorpio to play 360 games or mediocrity like sot or most other xbone 'exclusives'. Its just the usual bullcrap goalpost moving hypocrisy tbh lol.

kevnb172d ago

The pro makes games look and run better.

paintedgamer1984172d ago (Edited 172d ago )

You sir or maam are incorrect. Unless you dont have 20 20 i can totally see a difference. Esp in sony 1st partys. Once i played God of War in resolution mode i couldnt play it in 1080...

Granted, there are some games i couldnt see a difference like Monster Hunter World. But the majority of 1st and 3rd partys its plain as day.

Shineon172d ago

So true I bought the pro when it came out along with rise if the tomb raider,I was so dissapointed I wanted to like it but my pc that has a weaker gpu provided me with a better picture because It has the ram to fit the textures unlike ps4 pro with its 4k clarity with but bad textures,I think I will still keep my pro so I can sheck out day gone after that PC it is

Mr Marvel172d ago

Pro doesn’t do anything?!... WTF!?
Clearly you don’t have a 4KTV.

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Hardiman174d ago

I'm super content with my Pro and the kids are with my day PS4 but when the PS5 hits not only will I be excited but I'll be getting one!

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