As expected, all thanks to the leak, PS4 Slim is just a slimmer and lighter version of the old PS4 unit released in 2013, while the much awaited PS4 Pro, formerly known as PS4 Neo, raised the eyebrows of many gamers because of the design and the absence of 4K Blu Ray player.
Sony helped Blu Ray to be in the mainstream with the release of PS3 so people are expecting that the next PS4 will at least have a 4K Blu Ray player.
President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) Andrew House explained why they didn’t include 4K Blu Ray player in the upcoming PS4 Pro.
“Our feeling is that while physical media continues to be a big part of the games business, we see a trend on video towards streaming,” he said. “Certainly with our user base, it’s the second biggest use case for people’s time on the system so we place more emphasis on that area,” said House to The Guardian.
He also mentioned that the company sees that the market will be more focused on video streaming all thanks to Netflix and Youtube. He even lauded Netflix Original Titles Narcos and Luke Cage that will be supported by Ultra-HD format.
PS4 Pro will be out in North America on November 10, 2016 for $399.99.