Last night Sony announced the launch of its future high-end console PlayStation 4 Pro. The new console is being marketed as suitable for users who want to enjoy an advanced 4k experience and high quality game on a console. Therefore, it was expected that it would be ready to offer an 4K experience on all its features.
According to Sony, Blu-ray Disc Support For PlayStation 4 Pro Is Not Important
It was a surprise to discover that there is no Blu-ray 4k disc support for PlayStation 4 Pro. However, this does not mean that the console is not going to offer 4K resolution through its other benefits, such as by Netflix or YouTube type services.
But marketing PlayStation 4 Pro as the choice for 4K enthusiasts and then leaving out UHD Blu-ray support still struck many as odd. Andrew House, head of PlayStation, justified as follows:
“Our feeling is that while physical media continues to be a big part of the games business, we see a trend on video towards streaming,” PlayStation boss Andrew House.
“Certainly with our user base, it’s the second biggest use case for people’s time on the system so we place more emphasis on that area.”
Although the statement of the company is completely true, but still it remains an unexpected move for Sony, especially considering its history in previous generations.
Some rumors suggest, this lack of Blu-Ray player 4K is due to maintain the adjusted price of PlayStation 4 Pro, which will be $399.