Is the PS4 Pro Worth It?

Is the PS4 Pro Worth It?


Hey guys, this is Austin. Is the PS4 Pro worth it? What we’re getting is kind of
like a half generation bump, so unlike something like a PS5, which I’m sure will be
a much bigger upgrade… (coughs) Sorry, I couldn’t get the
PS5 out without choking. All right. To start with, we of course
have our Quick Start guide. You know what we do with
Quick Start guides, right? That’s right. Moving on. Looks like some accessories here. So we have the power cable. So just like every other PS4, we have an internal power supply, so this is all we have to worry about. I also have a MicroUSB cable
to charge the controller. The same kind of terrible
mono headset for the PS4. We also have the slightly
redesigned PS4 controller. So it’s just like what you
get in the box with the Slim. It’s basically the same thing, but there are a couple little tweaks. Like, for example, the light
bar has now been changed, there’s a little strip on the touch pad, but basically the same controller. And we also get an HDMI cable in the box. Now comes the fun part. This, oh, it’s big. (laughs) This is the PS4 Pro. So unlike the PS4 Slim, which is legitimately a lot
smaller than the original PS4, this guy is a little beefy. (laughs) So, the design. The PS4 Pro is kinda
rockin’ that sorta like triple stack Oreo look. So, for comparison’s sake,
this is the PS4 Slim. And yeah, that’s a lot smaller. This looks kind of ridiculous. This is… I don’t know about this. So, taking a closer look at the PS4 Pro, not only do we have these
giant power and eject buttons, which are just kind of… They just feel nice. Wait, it’s got a whole LED strip. That’s actually kinda cool! Up front, we still have
the two USB 3.0 ports as well as the Blu-ray drive. So, unlike the Xbox One S, which supports Ultra HD Blu-rays, this still has to make do
with standard HD Blu-ray. Which is kinda weird because, you know, Sony made Blu-ray, so… And around back, we have
the power cable, HDMI. We have the port for
the PlayStation camera. As well as, we have optical audio out. Something you won’t find in the PS4 Slim. The third USB 3 port,
and the ethernet jack. So now comes the fun part. How do I tear into this? So basically, all PS3s,
and PS4s, for that matter, have had a removable hard drive. Oh, wait. That looks like a screw. (clanks) Hey, there we go! So, you actually don’t unscrew this part. You pull it out, and now
we have our hard drive. This is still 5400 RPM, so it shouldn’t be any faster or slower than the regular PS4. However, just like every
other PS4 out there, you could swap this out with an SSD. The PS4 Pro is the first
PlayStation to support SATA 3, which actually should make
a noticeable difference if you do decide to
upgrade it with an SSD. So what is exactly is
the point of the PS4 Pro? For a hundred dollars more than the Slim, you’re getting a one terabyte hard drive versus 500 gigabytes. However, the bigger upgrade
is in the spec department. While it has a little bit of a faster CPU, on the graphics side, this thing is rocking 2.3 times the power. What you can do with that is game at 4K. In theory. So, while the PS4 is
definitely targeting 1080p for the most part, this guy can handle resolutions all the way up to 4K. It definitely depends on the game. So some games are running at native 4K, and we’re gonna take a
look at that in a second. But some are somewhere between
1080 and 4K and upscaling. And still other games have
a specific 1080p mode. So for example, you might be getting higher frame rates here, better graphics. There’s a lot that the
PS4 Pro can actually do. One important thing to
know about the PS4 Pro is that all PS4 games
will work on the Pro, and all of future games will
still work on the standard PS4. The way those games work is that they will have multiple modes. So if you put the game into a PS4, it’ll run at normal 1080p. However, if you jump over to the Pro, you will get additional options. But you don’t have to worry about your PS4 being obsolete anytime soon. Oh, that was nice! That was cool, that was cool. All right. So, we have Titanfall 2. Now, this is actually
not a native 4K game. So right now, we’re playing at 1440p, which is being upscaled. Oh, hello. It sure looks nice. You can definitely notice
the extra detail over– Oh, I got this, I got this, I got– (laughs) You can notice the extra detail
over something like 1080p. It’s not a massive difference. However, it is noticeable for sure. Next, we have Rise of the Tomb Raider. And this was already a great-looking game, even going all the way
back to the Xbox 360. However, it has been updated
with support for the PS4 Pro. So one of the options is, you can actually select
different graphics settings. So here, we have it on high frame rate, which is going to stay at 1080, but give you a uncapped
frame rate around 60. However, you can also switch
to 1080p 30 on higher settings. Or, you can go all the way up to 4K. This is actually really cool. You usually don’t get any kind of graphics options on a console. However, here, if you have a 1080p TV, you can choose between
unlocked frame rates and higher graphics,
or if you have a 4K TV, you can also throw in a
higher resolution in the mix. It’s actually really cool. Next up, we have The
Last of Us Remastered. This is a game that originally
came out on the PS3. However, it’s been updated
not only for the PS4, but also for the PS4 Pro. So we have support for HDR, as well as different graphic settings. So, just like Rise of the Tomb Raider, if you jump into the settings, you can not only enable a full 4K output, which is actually fairly rare. Most games are upscaling
at least a little bit. But on top of that, you can also enable a 60 frames per second option. So, depending on how you
want to play the game, if you want the absolute best
graphics you can do that. Or, if you want a smoother frame rate, you can switch between that, too. The extra power of the PS4
Pro also comes in handy when it comes to virtual reality. So while the normal PS4 actually does a surprisingly
solid job of handling PSVR, the extra power here should,
in theory, help a lot. Especially because the
PS4 Pro is much closer to something like a gaming PC, as far as performance goes. Now, the main issue is
that most PSVR games, such as Drive Club here, aren’t really optimized
that well for the PS4 Pro. Now, it definitely does
support it, and it works fine. However, I really can’t tell
any kind of major difference at all between this and a normal PS4. However, that extra power is
definitely going to enable some much higher resolution experiences, which is pretty much
exactly what PSVR needs. Now with all that horsepower, the PS4 Pro does get a little bit warm. The top can get as hot as 45
degrees Celsius under load, and the exhaust is over 50 degrees. It’s not going to be the end of the world, but you definitely want
to make sure the PS4 has plenty of access to cool air. Something actually impressive
is that the PS4 Pro, even though it is over twice as powerful as the launch PS4, only requires about the
same amount of power. Now, mind you, if you
compare it to the Slim, sure, this is gonna be a little bit harder on your electricity bill. However, the PS4 Pro is
surprisingly efficient. One thing you will notice
is that the PS4 Pro can actually a little
bit loud under gameplay. Now mind you, it is very
similar to the original PS4. However, it’s going to be louder than something like the PS4 Slim, and especially the Xbox One. So, is the PS4 Pro worth it? It kind of is, actually. For $400, you are not going to find a more powerful system out
there for the same money. If you already have a PS4, this isn’t a must-have update. However, if you have a 4K TV, you really will be able
to notice the difference. And if you don’t already
have a PS4 at all, this is a serious upgrade in performance for only $100 more. As always, if you guys want
to check out the PS4 Pro, I’ll have a link in the description. You can also check out some of the other Is It Worth It episodes, including on the PS4
Slim and PlayStation VR. Anyway, guys, thank you
so much for watching, and I will catch you in the next one.

100 Comments on "Is the PS4 Pro Worth It?"


  1. I own one and personally i say NO. Get a PS4 slim that rubs HDR. My 4K HDR Tv runs its own HDR so I didn’t need to buy a PRO for better lighting. The 4K in the PRO and my TV together is GODLIKE. Resident evil 2R looks astounding and runs 60fps smoothhh. Same for God of war 4. But its not worth 400$.

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  2. الراجل دة جالة 7بلايستشن بسب الفيديو دة😐😐😐😐😐😐

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  3. I dont know if i have a 4k resolution on my TV ,the only reason i consider getting the ps4 pro over the slim is just for the games to run faster ,and probably it being more durable and better overall ,is it worth it

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  4. However, however however however however. However, however however however however however however however however

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  5. So if We get a 4k display down the line would using some type of upscaled hardware bridge the gap or is PRO MANDOtory?

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  6. When you feel like buying PS4 pro but the PS5 is on the way 2020

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  7. Nope.
    Enjoy terrible perfomance with cool graphics👌🏼

    Usually I say enjoy 30fps games.
    Well for this its 20fps with 4k and hdr.
    Nice job👍🏿

    Its 500e plastic box.

    And coming ps5 isnt looking so good.

    It has same power than my laptop…
    My laptop is 4 years old…
    16g ram is old news, to console its like founder of fire

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  8. If sony wanted to make a huge difference they'll just release Ps5 right?

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  9. 1:04 That’s what she said.

    1:14 That is also what she said.

    2:17 She did say this, but it kinda scared me to be honest.

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  10. I just switched from a fat ps4 to a ps4 pro and it was 10000% worth it 100% reccomended

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  11. PlayStation 4 Pro is not a real 4K console. … The PS4 Pro does not have the horsepower to render native 4K.

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  12. Its almost worth it because it costs 399 but i got the ps4 slim for 299 at walmart but it was the limited edition days of play console however its possible to play 4k on ps4 slim without it being pro by having a 4k hdr tv and using 1080i graphics

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  13. Austin: for $400 you’re not gonna find a more powerful console.

    Xbox one x: hold my beer.

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  14. Oh no, PS4 and XBox are fighting. Get the action music.

    Nintendo Nintendo Nintendo Nintendo Nintendo

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  15. Unboxing ps4 pro

    Then he sees the manual booklet

    And throws away

    THATS WHY IT SHOULD CALLED A PRO GAMER MODE 0:20

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  16. PS4 AND XBOX ARE FIGHTING!CALL THE FUCKING POLICE.

    WIIU WIIU WIIU WIIU WIIU WIIU

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  17. YOU AND YOUR STUPID IS IT WORTH IT VIDEOS ARE PATHETIC AND OLD EVERYTHING IS WORTH IT IT'S NOT YOUR CHOICE

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  18. But how do streamers get so smooth gameplay at read dead redemption 2 online I don’t get it mine is not smooth at all and I have an ps4 slime

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  19. when you update games they calculate the weight of the game + the update so you end up getting storage space error messages constantly even though you have only 1 or 2 games..anyway all this to sell more storage because other than that no theres no Pros to buying the PRO.. 500 gig in 2013 was an insult they should all have been 1TB, period, its standard now

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  20. Not really some cool graphics, i have sony playstation 4 slim, the most important thing is to have good tv and ps plus, the most important thing is to play online and meet new people and enjoy the game because when you play no one knows what sony home you have, honestly. that's about it, basically

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  21. I’m torn because the Xbox one x is a more powerful console but PlayStation has better exclusive games

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  22. lmaoooo "only $100 more" brother i work hard for my money $100 is 6 hours of hard labor fuck that. imma stick with the ps4 slim and my baseball game and spend that $100 on whiskey and bacon

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  23. I bought used ps4 1tb (CUH-1200) for 180€ couple years ago!
    And now somebody is selling used ps4 Pro 1tb for 200€!
    Should i buy it?
    I have the money to buy it!

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