Traditionally a PC gamer who turned into a Console enthusiast, I have been an avid  PlayStation® gamer since 2012.

Last week after a long wait I renewed my vows with Sony PlayStation franchise when I sold my 4 years old PS3 Super Slim God of War Special edition and my wife’s Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim to put towards the new and improved PS4 Pro 1 TB.

Here is how the unboxing of PS4 Pro went.

Haha… not really I just went straight to open the box and get the precious cargo out.

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PS4 Pro 1 TB with Red Controller
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PS4 1 TB

 

PS4 Pro 1Tb box arrives with the following

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PS4 Pro Console, 1 Wireless Controller , USB Charging cable, Controller Headphones, HDMI Cable and Console Power Cord.

PS4 Pro Feature Breakdown

Resolution

PS4 Pro HD

  • PS4 Pro provides game resolution output ranging from 1080p to 1440p.

Dynamic 4K Gaming

  • PS4 Pro utilizes enhanced resolution techniques to increase game resolution to approach 4K.

Native 4K on Pro

  • PS4 Pro enables game resolution output at native 2160p resolution.

Graphics

Greater Draw Distance

  • Improved visibility of objects further in the background with greater focus and more detail.

Anti-Aliasing

  • Images with soft features such as rounded corners and faces appear smoother and more visually realistic.

Visual FX

  • Visuals with very small features like smoke and steam have a heavier look and realistic feel.

 

Environment

Vivid Textures

  • PS4 Pro enables more elaborate design of the images that create the detail we see in games, like dirt on clothing or rust on metal.

Deep Shadows

  • PS4 Pro enables sharper shadows with cleaner detail at a greater distance, creating depth and image context.

High Fidelity Assets

  • PS4 Pro displays imagery that is more intricate, increasing the amount of images on screen at once.

FPS have been boosted in PS4 Pro allowing faster targeted frame rates, or smoother locked frame rates, although I found out playing Uncharted 4 in 1080p I could play the game at 60 FPS while playing the game in 4k mode FPS takes a hit and turns to 30 FPS, that slight drop in smoothness is compensated by detailed background definitions in the game.

 

Setup

Setting up the PlayStation 4 Pro is very easy, especially if you’re upgrading from the original PS4, or even a PS3 since you can use the same cables, removing the need to stretch behind your TV.

Simply plug in the included HDMI and power cables and connect to the internet to download the console’s various patches and updates.

Once you  connect to the internet, you’ll need to let the PS4 update before you can make purchases from the store or play online.

Verdict

If you want to play great games with rich gaming 4k experience, PS4 Pro stands as a good investment. PS4 Pro with its improved power efficiency topped up with free games via PS Plus memberships (put that 1TB to good use 😉) makes it a sweet deal.

 

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