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November 10 is just around the corner

Sony will release the system 2 weeks before black Friday

maybe there will be some retailers that will offer the system at discounted price ?

$340-$380 ? for $399 but with a $50 gift card ?

hope to see some PS4 Pro bundle this holiday season

I'm upgrading from the ps3 so looking forward to playing game on this system
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Honestly, if I was going to get any current console at this point it would probably be a PS4 in some incarnation or another (although that may change when I get to try the Switch) but unfortunately for Sony I definitely think that dough is much better spent on a new computer right now. I mean let's be honest, consoles, for the most part, have lost their personality. There isn't anything unique about them anymore, they're basically just inferior gaming PCs with more limited control options. The comparison becomes more and more appropriate as time goes by too, what with how Sony will soon begin expecting you to continuously upgrade your console.

So yeah, once I save up the money it's gonna be PC for me.
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I'm actually going to be getting a PS4 Pro.
The primary reason is that my current PS4 has been ejecting discs left and right (which drives me absolutely mad). I've sent it in for warranty and Sony would only throw in another drive and then it would spaz out again a few weeks later. I know a few have been prone to this kind of behavior but it's not something overly frequent among my friends.
Plus, I recently ended up buying a 4K television with HDR10; so my hands are officially "tied" to getting the PS4 Pro now. :d
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@octorock

if you just want a PS4 slim.. Kohl will sell it for $250 (uncharted 4 bundle) + you will also get a $75 gift card from them so the system is $175 pretty much

console games now look pretty close to pc games

i like console gaming simply because it's simple to use.. don't have to worry about drivers and other things with pc gaming

plus like like the $400 and under up front cost for the system

for games i can just rent them from gamefly or redbox


@ninjitsu

wait for and see if they will have any good deal this black friday

those KS8000 quantum dot SUHD are on sale

but still pricey for me -- i think the price will drop even lower during the week of the superbowl

as for your ps4 problem.. i think it's the eject button sensor and not the drive itself

i guess this is why for the PS4 slim they have mechanical buttons
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No, I actually like PlayStation but there isn't any console that's going to come out anytime soon that can't do what my year and a half old PC can't. Not bashing consoles as I generally like that and their convenience but I really have no use for another console. Please keep in mind tho there is a huge difference between native 4k and upscaling. PS3 has 720p games upscaled to 1080p and it looks like a pixelated mess. Personally I think advertising it as "4k gaming" was a bad idea. The console just does not have the power to play 4k games and if it does it's with significant lowered settings.

4k is 4 times as hard to run as 1080p and personally I would rather have a 1080p console with very high level of graphics and a solid frame rate over a 4k game with current PlayStation graphics. I believe Sony said the Pro is running 2 APU graphics chips in a hybrid crossfire. The original PS4 wasn't capable of 1080p at 60fps on a lot triple a games. I don't see how doubling that will give you 4k high frame rate and excellent graphics. Once again I'm not bashing I'm really not I just don't see it being realistic without losing either frame rate or graphical fidelity.

Something has to give
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At the moment, no. I already don't play my PS4 enough as it is, and I have other things that I'm saving for. I have my PC for gaming and my Wii U for Smash 4.


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I'm actually going to be getting a PS4 Pro.
The primary reason is that my current PS4 has been ejecting discs left and right (which drives me absolutely mad). I've sent it in for warranty and Sony would only throw in another drive and then it would spaz out again a few weeks later. I know a few have been prone to this kind of behavior but it's not something overly frequent among my friends.
Plus, I recently ended up buying a 4K television with HDR10; so my hands are officially "tied" to getting the PS4 Pro now. :d

I'm not sure if it's the same issue, but you might want to look at dusting the buttons on the console (with compressed air). I've found with mine it will eventually get to the point where it starts shutting down constantly because the dust is shorting the connection making it think the button was being pressed.
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Nope, I think my next big game related purchase is going to be the 1080TI when it comes out. If I were going to buy a console i'd probably go for the Xbone Scorpio just cause of the cross play and mod support. Even though the Windows 10 Store is a steaming turd you do get Windows copy will with at least some Xbox titles. The big problem though is neither one has any exclusives I want to play.
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Same as AnimeAddictANN, Since I'm upgrading from the PS3, I'll be getting the PS4 PRO too as well. Hopefully, there will be some holiday & Black Friday deals/bundles for it... PS4/PS4 Slim is a good deal, but if I'm buying anyway, might as well just buy the latest since it will be better than the old PS4/PS4 Slim in the future.

Unfortunately, PCs are not my thing...

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Someday, maybe someday and would sure love to get my hands on Valkyria: Azure Revolution (hopefully it gets released on the PC).
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CostlyAxis wrote:
I'm not sure if it's the same issue, but you might want to look at dusting the buttons on the console (with compressed air). I've found with mine it will eventually get to the point where it starts shutting down constantly because the dust is shorting the connection making it think the button was being pressed.


Good suggestion! I've done it before and it resolved it for a few hours, then right back to the grind of spitting out discs. It was the third or fourth thing I did before sending it to Sony (as well as setting it vertically so that the eject button wouldn't be pressed against anything). Sony has replaced the disc drive a few times (exactly 3 times) and it still hasn't worked. Now that I'm outside of warranty, I figured I may as well just upgrade to the Pro (seeing as I was going to spend the same amount either way, essentially).
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Not right away but I certainly may get one in the future. If/when it becomes clear that games are actually being made specifically for the Pro with standard PS4 support tacked on just because it has to be then I'll genuinely consider it. There are just too many games that are Playstation exclusive for me to rule out a Pro even if I don't see any reason to get one right away.
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Maybe in 2 years. Don't have a 4K TV yet and even if I did, PS4 games look fine to me as they are right now.
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Same as AnimeAddictANN, Since I'm upgrading from the PS3, I'll be getting the PS4 PRO too as well. Hopefully, there will be some holiday & Black Friday deals/bundles for it... PS4/PS4 Slim is a good deal, but if I'm buying anyway, might as well just buy the latest since it will be better than the old PS4/PS4 Slim in the future.

Unfortunately, PCs are not my thing...




same here i like to play games on the console.. i spent some time playing Killzone 2 and 3 for a few hours today

i don't think you can put together a PC for $400 that will run games at the level of ps4 pro (hardware+software cost)

PS4 pro games are "UPSCALED" 4K games

they released a patch for uncharted 4 recently upgrading the resolution to 1440p so it's not quite 4k yet

PS4 pro is the transition system until they release PS5 in 2020 ? -- which might be a native 4k gaming machine

but for now it's just upscaled 4k games (with some are not even 4K)

1440p ? it's the same resolution as my phone.. i think they called it Quad HD or something ??



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Maybe in 2 years. Don't have a 4K TV yet and even if I did, PS4 games look fine to me as they are right now.


4k will make a difference or not depending 2 main things

1- tv size
2- distance

since you have to understand visual acuity -- so don't buy these these hype the console companies are claming to make you pay out more for their techs

i'm sure you saw something like this before ?




i'll get a ps4 pro but i'll still use my old 1080p tv from 2011

not many games on the ps4 can run game at 1080p 60fps

but with the pro at least we can get stable 1080p 60fps gaming

plus looks like it's a pretty energy efficient console
http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2016/11/07/ps4-pro-vs-ps4-specs-compared-to-base-model/

it also supports SATA III vs SATA II in the fat ps4 and ps4 slim

maybe at least the loading will be better

i heard the load time for some games (like bloodborne is horrible)

plus video recording will be 1080p instead of 720p
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Posted 29 days ago
thanks for the info.

Got nothing against the Pro... I just don't... need it.
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i'm content with my PS4. When it no longer works i'll buy a big mac. (Pro)
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