Game On! – Why some are disappointed at the PS4 Pro

September 14, 2016

Sony’s newest console was not particularly welcomed by everyone.

A week ago, Sony finally introduced the PS4 Pro – a beefed up version of their current PS4 console. Everything about the PS4 Pro screams high-end performance, since it was announced that the new system would have support for 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) and utilizes a faster clock speed on its CPU and GPU.

That means great news for all gamers, especially that current games can be patched to look even better on the PS4 Pro. But of course, to enjoy 4K gaming you would need to have a 4K TV as well. It seems like the best console at the moment, until Microsoft’s Project Scorpio launches next year of course.

But in a weird twist, Sony said that the PS4 Pro will not support 4K Blu-ray playback, which is the next trend in home entertainment. Sony mentioned that most people would rather stream in 4K rather than play it on a disc – but there are still some users who are evidently disappointed considering that Sony was one of the companies that pushed for the success of the Blu-ray format. Additionally, the Xbox One S that was released a few weeks ago, readily supports 4K Blu-ray playback out of the box and is actually one of the cheapest 4K Blu-ray players at the moment.

Which is why some users are hesitant in upgrading to the new console when it comes out this November. That being said, the PS4 Pro is still a gaming machine and that watching movies on it is just secondary. Still, it might be a deal breaker for some who are looking to upgrade to the new console.

Would you still purchase the PS4 Pro even if it does not play 4K Blu-ray discs? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.