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The Internet Reacts To The PS4 Pro

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Today, Sony finally pulled the veil—basically translucent at this point—off the Neo, officially known as the PlayStation 4 Pro. It’s a more powerful PlayStation 4 that will support 4K and HDR. Impressions so far are... mixed.

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The PS4 Pro’s beefier hardware specs do present some intriguing possibilities, largely involving improved framerates for VR and games like Bloodborne. But that stuff’s not confirmed. Largely, general sentiment surrounding the new machine seems to be, “Why should I buy this shiny new thing? What’s the appeal beyond, ‘It’s shiny and new?’ Especially if I don’t own a fancy TV?” Also, people think its name isn’t great, and it looks like a staircase.

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So that’s... a lot of negativity. Anybody out there sold on the PS4 Pro? Or even excited about it? Why?

Kotaku senior reporter. Beats: Twitch, streaming, PC gaming. Writing a book about streamers tentatively titled "STREAMERS" to be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster in the future.

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Alexander Stream

I’m a huge PlayStation fanboy and I’m like... WTF is wrong with you Sony? You’re literally taking a huge leap here by being the first company in the history of gaming consoles to introduce a mid-gen upgrade like this, and this is what the fuck you put out?

No native 4K gaming
No 4K Blu-Ray
No mention of any FPS improvements
Really ugly design

The only thing they’ve got going for them is the release date at this point. I actually do have a 4K TV and I was interested in upgrading, but to this? No way.