As was expected Sony announced both the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro (previously codenamed NEO) at their PlayStation event.
PlayStation 4 Slim
First off Sony announced the PlayStation 4 Slim, this was, of course, expected after the myriad of leaks about the possible reveal earlier this month. The PlayStation Slim will be the new “standard PS4 going forward”, this according to Sony, and will replace the original PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 Slim is basically the old PlayStation 4 in a new sleeker and thinner body, so it makes sense that this will be the case.
One difference between the two consoles is that the PlayStation 4 Slim will be releasing with a slightly updated Dualshock 4 controller, which sees the lightbar reoriented to point towards the player. The optical port is also missing and the console is about 30 percent smaller than the original PlayStation 4.
The PlayStation 4 Slim will be releasing in most regions on the 15th of September and will cost $299
PlayStation 4 Pro
The other big announcement and the one everybody was waiting for, the rumored existence of the Playstation 4 NEO which has been renamed the PlayStation 4 Pro. The Pro is an upgrade to the standard PlayStation 4, and sports a faster processor, better graphics, and support for 4K resolution. According to Sony the PlayStaion 4 Pro is intended to sell alongside the standard PlayStation 4 / Slim models and is not a replacement for them. New games will be playable on both the Pro and Standard/ Slim versions of the consoles. Sony didn’t elaborate or gave any specifics regarding the console’s hardware, but it sounds like it might be similar to those listed by Giant Bomb earlier this year. The first game to support the PlayStation 4 Pro will be Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
The PlayStation 4 Pro will be releasing in most regions on the 10th of November and will cost $399
Along with the two new console update announcements, Sony also revealed that all PlayStation 4 consoles will get HDR capability via a firmware update next week.