PlayStation 4 Pro is approaching its release date. Should you get one? We have five reasons to say no.
Just as we did with Microsoft’s Xbox One S, we take a look at a few reasons the PlayStation 4 Pro may not be worth getting at this time.
With the holidays approaching, everyone will be looking for the newest games and gadgets. PlayStation 4 Pro will be on a lot of holiday shopping lists this season, but should you take the bait and purchase the new system? We give you a few reasons to reconsider that urge.
5) Higher Price
PlayStation 4 Pro ($399) will unapologetically come at a higher price tag than the Xbox One S ($299). For a console that lacks crucial features and has no real edge on its top competitor, the steeper price tag just hasn’t been justified. There’s no doubt that the PlayStation 4 Pro will be more powerful than the Xbox One S, but will most gamers really notice enough difference to shell out an extra $100 bucks?
4) No Mod Support
Expecting to use those mods for games such as Fallout 4 and Skyrim? Think again. Sony informed that they are unwilling to give gamers that luxury at this time. Considering that PC and even Xbox will allow mods, it’s a head scratcher that Sony doesn’t follow suit. Bethesda was clearly upset with Sony’s decision on this matter.
After months of discussion with Sony, we regret to say that while we have long been ready to offer mod support on PlayStation 4, Sony has informed us they will not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition.
3) Xbox Live vs PSN
Xbox Live and PlayStation Network both have their share of issues. It’s been confirmed that PSN has had more reported issues than XBL. PSN has been hacked an unsettling amount of times. Not only does the network go down, but gamer information has been compromised in the past. With so many online security issues, it’s concerning that PSN hasn’t done enough to keep its gamers safe. While XBL has its own share of network issues, it doesn’t seem to come close to those of PSN.
2) No Ultra HD Blu-Ray Support
I think it’s safe to say that this one is unsettling for everyone. There is just no excuse for it. You dump all the upgraded hardware into the PlayStation 4 Pro and forget to add Ultra HD Blu-Ray support to a system that plays games in 4K? Seriously… how does that even happen? If you want to get the PlayStation 4 Pro for $399, you may have to dish out an additional $200-$300 bucks for an Ultra HD Blu-Ray player to play your movies. This, of course, adds an additional expense as well as adds another box to your entertainment center.
1) Project Scorpio Next Year
With Microsoft’s next-gen Project Scorpio set to release during the 2017 holiday season, is it worth waiting for? Considering that Project Scorpio will be more powerful than the PlayStation 4 Pro, waiting an additional 12 months may not be such a bad idea. On specs alone, Scorpio will be faster and more powerful than anything we have seen so far.
One Last Nugget
One thing to note is that Sony has named this newest console PlayStation ‘4’ Pro. Sony informed that they named it PlayStation 4 Pro to group it in with the current gen systems currently out. This brings much speculation of what the next-gen system could hold. Its most likely that Sony will release a newer console closer to the release of Project Scorpio but it hasn’t been confirmed.
Of course, the PlayStation 4 Pro nor the Xbox One S will benefit you much without a 4K TV to complement it. So if you don’t have a 4K TV to take advantage of these powerful consoles, it’s better to check the TV off the bucket list first.