11 Oct 2021 11:35 AM +00:00

Should I Buy A PS4 Pro? Here's What We Think

There have to be loads of people out there who would have asked themselves, 'Should I buy a PS4 Pro', especially as the good old PS5 is, well, a little hard to come by.

The powerful 'old gen' machine packs a serious punch in the performance department, and when paired with the right game, the best 4K TV or one of the top gaming monitors, it is still a force to be reckoned with in the console market.

But if you are considering upgrading, you may want to factor in a few things...

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PS4 Pro Price

At the time of writing, the PS4 Pro's price is at $399 MSRP in the US and £349 over in the UK.

We know what you're thinking...and yes, it is a fair chunk of change.

Comparatively the PS5 Disc Edition comes in at $499, with the Digital Edition hitting shelves at $399.99.

From where we're standing, going for PS5 Digital Edition looks to be the most bang for your buck, but if only it were that easy...

PS4 Pro Availability

If you've been one of our followers at Gfinity Deals, you know that we've been in the trenches trying to help you get a PS5. But let's be honest, they are very hard to come by...

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Simarly, the PS4 Pro can be a little tricky to come by also, especially in comparison to the PS4 Slim, which appears to be in abundance.

On our own search, more often than not we came across a number of PS4 Pros that were refurbished, which could be a good option for those keen to get the console and save some money, but for those looking for a completely new console, you may find yourself hunting around.

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PS4 Pro Specs

But is it really worth it to buy a PS4 Pro when we look at the specs? We'll leave the ultra-detailed specs for another time, but there are three big areas to take note of.

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PS4 Pro Resolution

PS4 Pro can play some games in native 4K. What that means is that the image isn't upscaled from 1080p, and will therefore be much clearer and look brilliant on a 4K TV.

If you're a fan of immersive, cinematic gaming, the likes of which you'll find with Horizon Zero Dawn or The Last of Us Part II, then this will be right up your street.

PS4 Pro Framerates

PS4 Pro is also capable of playing games in up to 60fps, compared to the Slim's 30fps. The more fps, the smoother the action, animations, and gameplay will look.

Big into First Person Shooters? Or just want to see how epic combat in Ghost of Tshumima can look at 60fps...the PS4 Pro can take your experience to a whole new level.

PS4 Pro GPU

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PS4 Pro also has twice the GPU power of the standard PS4, so you're getting shorter load times amongst other general improvements.

Add that to a whopping 1TB internal storage, and you've got something that's hard to say no to...

So Should I Buy A PS4 Pro?

In our humble opinion, we'd say when it comes to price, availability, and specs, holding out for PS5 Digital seems to be the winner here if you're looking for an upgrade, especially if performance is important to you.

How to get a PS5 Digital is another matter, but we'd say check in with us and our daily UK PS5 stock tracker for a helping hand.

If you're struggling to find a PS4 Pro, we'd recommend checking out a few gaming peripherals that can enhance your gaming experience right now, without the need of buying a brand new console.

Check out some of our top picks for best monitors for PS4 and if you're running low on space and want to keep your console running smoothly, take a glance at some of these awesome external PlayStation hard drives too!