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Sony launches slimmer PlayStation 4, announces PS4 Pro release

Sony introduced the new PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro yesterday September 7 in New York.

The new PlayStation 4 that will replace the old version will be 30 percent smaller and 16 percent lighter while keeping the original specifications.

PlayStation 4 slim version (Photo via Playstation Blog)
PlayStation 4 slim version (Photo via Playstation Blog)

While the new standard model will not get a hardware boost, it will be more energy-efficient, consuming 28 percent less electricity.

The PlayStation 4 Pro will support 4K resolution and HDR modes with 1 TB of hard disk space.

The beefed up variant will have twice the graphics processing strength, and a faster processor clock speed.

PlayStation 4 Pro (Photo via Playstation Blog)
PlayStation 4 Pro (Photo via Playstation Blog)

While not all video games on the PlayStation’s library will support 4K and HDR resolution, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s President and Global CEO Andrew House says that all games will run in 1080p at a smoother framerate.

Netflix and YouTube are reportedly developing new apps for the system that will support 4K resolution.

The new standard PS4 will be sold at a suggested retail price of USD 299.99 available on September 15, while the Pro version will be priced at USD 399.99 and will be launched on November 10.

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