is upgrade from PS4 to PS4 Pro worth it

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by madeirabhoy, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    got a 4k tv and a ps4. thinking of selling it for 200 euro to a colleague and paying 400 euro for a ps4 pro. how much of a difference will i see?
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The original PS4 is limited to a maximum for 1080P. The new PS4 Pro can reach as high as 2160P or 4K.

    Some games will require a PS4 Patch to reach higher resolutions.

    To me, their is a significant difference between the Pro and regular PS4. Especially on my 4K/HDR TV, it's been worth the purchase and Boost Mode is a also a very nice feature. But if someone does not have a 4K/HDR TV, then I would not suggest the Pro, as the true advantages would not be their.
  3. Sensamic macrumors 68030

    Mar 26, 2010
    I wouldn't recommend it since I don't see too many games with Pro enhancements, and those enhancements can vary from game to game.

    After all this months I still don't see too much going for the Pro.
  4. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    My tv is 4k, but not HDR... o_O

    I'll upgrade when they release a slim version. Hopefully this will happen in time for Shadow of the Colossus! :D
  5. BaronS macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2017
    The games that do have the improvements it does make a difference; but the console is larger and noisier, if you’re not sure then I’d stick with the PS4 slim
  6. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Just was wondering about the VR game, "Detached", which looks pretty awesome.

    A Q&A on their website about console support was this:
    I thought the game had to also play on the earlier console - unless this developer is waiting for the console companies to "lift that requirement"... :eek:

    This video seem to be right - one day, devs will make the PS4 Pro and XBox One X the new "minimum"...

  7. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Well, people tend to criticize Gamestop, but the one I frequent has an awesome Manager and the people are great and knowledgeable...

    They are having a trade-in deal right now for Members now, and EXTRA $50 for trading in a PS4, XBox One, or Switch.

    So, they are also giving a very high $180 trade-in for a PS4 Slim 500Gig (way up from $120 that it was just a couple of weeks ago).

    Combined with the extra $50 and a $5 extra coupon I had, I got $235 in trade for my PS4 500Gig Slim. This is what I paid for it NEW on holiday special last November after taxes and trading in Uncharted 4.

    So with that in mind, my Gamestop also had a used PS4 Pro ($380 - not much a discount but it works) so I upgraded since I got back what I paid for a PS4 Slim (almost got the Pro that day but didn't).

    The difference was $159 (with taxes).

    I ended up loving PSVR and the Pro now has a "boost mode" for non patched games.

    On YouTube, you can't really tell the difference in PSVR since you are watching the "spectator" captured video of the system.

    You can tell a big difference in the headset...

    Also, I was getting slightly sick on Rigs and Battlezone - but not any more. Rigs has a lot of the anti-aliasing/shimmering gone.

    The Space Sim games seem to have optimized the VR, where Rigs and Battlezone, it may also have something to do with the response of the controller and headset movement (framerate and graphics are fine).

    I just am realizing how much the system has to process as far as controller inputs and headset movements.

    The PS4 Pro has the extra power it need to process all this.

    EVE Valkyrie has nicer shadows and less anti-aliasing, and is more spectacular. Those devs will continue to add more enhancements with the PS4 Pro.

    I am using the PS4 Pro in 1080p on my HT. I can't tell the difference between some games (Ratchet and Clank and Wipeout Omega already looked good, the PS4 Pro only adds a 4K resolution mode). No Man's Sky looks better as far as graphics and framerate stability, without much lesss of the pauses when it has to do heavy Procedural Generation.

    I didn't realize - someone told me the PS4 Pro only had an RX 470, but it really has an RX Vega, and the AMD Vega Tools are now released and devs can take advantage of it:

    So for me, it was well worth the $160, even with a 1080p, but extremely worth it for PSVR...
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    People tend to criticize Gamestop, because over the years they have degraded with the quality of team members of who they hire, lack of knowledge, and they suffer greatly with overpriced used games and merchandise. There's a reason they are fighting a losing battle and closing stores nationwide with digital download slowly taking into affect. Not to mention, other competitors are contributing into buying used games and hardware, with better preorder promotions.

    That's fine that you have a store that you appreciate, but it's laughable the basic knowledge that the staff members don't even acquire about games, pre-orders, hardware or even simple ordering questions. GameStop has been around for quite some time and it never used to be this way years ago, and they continue to decline in the above comments.
  9. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    It depends greatly from store to store. I am lucky that 3 of the stores by me in the area have awesome Managers and Employees. I have really no where else to go as the independent stores around me have only mainly retro games.

    One of the Gamestops I now no longer go to had a turnover of Managers and Employees, and when I wanted to buy a Switch, they tried selling me a bundle. I said I wanted only the unit because I was going to buy a few download-only games (at the time). The employees then got really hostile towards me... last time I set foot in that place.
  10. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    This is why, its almost like the used book racket colleges pull. Sell a new textbook for a 100 dollars, offer to buy it back for 20 bucks and then resell it for 70 dollars as used. Gamestop had offered pennies on the dollar and then priced the used game not too far below a used game (depending on the game).

    Digital downloads is the future and no matter how much Gamestop fights to prevent it, they're's no denying that phyiscal media is going the way of the dodo.

    Just look at the music industry, for years music producers fought to keep CDs and avoided streaming, now its mostly digital downloads/streaming. I'm surprised the gaming industry lasted this long with physical media.
  11. danny842003 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
    It depends on what you consider the monetary cost worth it.

    I was considering upgrading my HD to a TB, the game store had a good trade in deal which made the difference between the cost of a new HD and the pro seem negligible. Also it meant I had a two year manufacturers warranty again (Australian consumer law).
    I have a 4k TV with HDR and I think the difference is very noticeable.

    I'm glad I made the upgrade, but we don't have kids yet and have fairly decent jobs so we have a decent ammount of disposable income.
  12. Aneres11 macrumors 68000


    Oct 2, 2011
    So I'm currently toying with the idea of buying a Pro.
    I normally wouldn't buy one as my Slim is more than good enough, but I'm going to trade my Xbox One in as I can't justify keeping hold of it when it is only being used as a Forza machine once a year. Well, not even that often as I'm not a huge fan of the main Forza series, it's more Horizon.

    I also have a 'New' 3ds to trade in as I replaced it with a 2DS XL that I much prefer, on launch. Those two together, plus a £50 GAME gift card I have means it shouldn't cost too much. I can justify that to myself anyway!
    I would also trade my slim in with all that, but I plan to keep that and stick it in the 'games room' of my new house I move into soon. That way I can have the Pro on the really good big TV to use when I'm on my day off and during weekends, and the slim in the games room to use when my partner wants to watch something on TV.

    I'm hoping you can be signed in on two consoles? They'll never be used at the same time, but I would have to be able to use both and swap between easily if possible.
  13. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    Could pick up a Pro today for €284. Tempting!! Still wary about the noise level though.

    Those of you who have had it for awhile: How loud do the fans get under stress? I remember my launch unit was whisper quiet at first, and after a year it was a jet engine when playing Uncharted 4!
  14. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    You guys are slacking! In the past I could always rely on you to be a bad influence and make me buy stuff! :D

    Offer sold out fast. Still clinging to my hope of a Pro Slim announced soon!
  15. Burningtime macrumors newbie


    Jan 2, 2015
    If you have a 4k TV and you can find a Pro for a decent price, then yes it's worth it. I wasn't planning on getting a PS4 Pro, but after upgrading my TV I got restless and pulled the trigger.

    I think having a true HDR enabled TV is the bigger difference. Colors and brightness in game look absolutely amazing.
  16. BlankStar macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2004
    Just make sure the PS4 Pro had room to "breathe" and it's ok. The fans might start up after gaming for a while but it has never bothered me...

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