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Should You Buy The PlayStation 4 Pro?

The PlayStation 4 Pro has been revealed and the question on everyone’s mind is, should I buy it?


Don’t Buy It If You Already have a PS4


The original PlayStation 4 is an extraordinary piece of machinery. By now yours should still be running beautifully. Barring acts of god or your roommate falling over and destroying it.

The PlayStation 4 Pro offers only a marginal hardware upgrade and very few benefits for people with 1080p TVs. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End still looks amazing on my PS4.


Don’t Buy It If You Don’t Have A 4K Television


Of course the PlayStation 4 Pro will be benefiting people without 4K TVs as well. But the difference you’re going to feel without the TV will likely be minimal.

Slightly prettier graphics? Sure, but not for another USD$400 / RM$1,627.


PlayStation 4 Pro vs Xbox One S


Sony is a clear winner in this regard. However what would be interesting to see would be Microsoft’s Project Scorpio which is going to be even more powerful, on paper. Keep in mind though that the Scorpio still has no clear price point or release date. Still, it might be worth waiting a bit before pulling the trigger.


Spend The Extra Money On Other Gadgets


A 4K TV looks like a better investment. By the time you get it, you’ll be in a much better place to benefit when Microsoft’s Project Scorpio comes out.

We haven’t forgotten about VR as well. Spend the money on a PSVR headset and check out all the new VR experiences in development.

I’m just going to throw it out there, another thing you could buy. The Nintendo NX. They did poorly on sales with the Nintendo Wii U, but I’m still excited to see what the new console is going to future. Also, it’ll have Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a clear selling point.


If You Don’t Have A PS4 Yet, The PS4 Pro Is A Good Choice


Consoles are a big monetary investment. I understand the reluctance to invest in a console. Is it worth it? Am I spending enough time playing games for it to justify?

Well if you’re looking to make the leap the PS4 Pro is the best hardware you’re going to get in the market right now. It’s PSVR ready and there’s a bunch of exclusive titles to look forward to.


It’s The Best Decision If You’re Looking To Play VR Games

PlayStation VR Sony Virtual Reality PSVR

The PlayStation Pro has been optimised for Virtual Reality and they’re going to make your PSVR games look amazing. A USD$400 / RM$1,627 console is going to be a cheaper upgrade than the USD$1,000 / RM$4,000+ that you’ll end up spending on a VR-capable PC build.


So there you have the pros and cons. Let us know what you decide to do in the comments below!


  1. Wish someone had given out this advice before. Have a PS4 which works perfectly which the pro does not. Complete waste of money!!

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