The PlayStation 4 Pro is an exciting new chapter in the PlayStation journey which marks the first time we’ve seen a true mid-generation hardware upgrade. The PS4 Pro was revealed to confusion, but after spending a few days with the console, it’s now a lot clearer just how it will benefit our gaming life, but unfortunately, it’s still very different on a game-by-game basis.
The console itself is now all-matte, which I actually really appreciate. My cover plate on the original PS4 is incredibly scratched up and constantly getting smudged, so I feel that the PS4 Pro will better handle wear and tear. That extra ridge isn’t as bad as I initially thought it would be and the console soon blends into your gaming setup.
From a hardware perspective, not a lot has changed. We now have an added USB port at the back, which definitely helps for PlayStation VR owners. The console finally supports 5 GHz Wifi. We’ve got 1 GB more of standard RAM, which is being used to run the OS in glorious 4K. The Pro is only available with a 1 TB hard drive, which will be enough for some, but Sony has made it even easier to upgrade than before. There’s a bunch of smaller enhancements too. Remote Play will now stream in 1080p/60FPS, share video at 1080p/30FPS and you can stream to Twitch at 1080p/60fps.