PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console

Last updated date: April 5, 2019

Review Melt Score
9.1

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Overall Take

With 8 GB of RAM and a 4.2 teraflop AMD processor, the PS4 Pro is a significant upgrade from the PS4. Most games will benefit from enhanced lighting effects and higher frame rates, and even older titles not made for 4K graphics in mind will get an upgrade in looks. Setup for the system is surprisingly easy and quick, even with plenty of online extras. In our analysis of 97 expert reviews, the PlayStation PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.8
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.5
10,625 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Games on the PS4 Pro can also benefit from higher frame rates, improved texture quality, and new lighting effects even if you don’t have a 4K TV.
- New York Times Wirecutter
July 27, 2018 | Full review
Once you have your new PS4 Pro hooked up, it's time to turn it on and get it set up, and thankfully setting up the PS4 Pro is lightning-fast.
- Tech Radar
February 12, 2019 | Full review
Video auto-upscaling makes everything look spectacular in 4K.
- BestReviews
The PlayStation 4 Pro is essentially a PS4 with better hardware inside that's designed to improve the performance and visuals beyond what's currently possible on a standard PS4.
- CNET
November 21, 2016 | Full review
The CPU and RAM are also running faster, and there's an extra 1GB of RAM available for applications to keep the 8GB of GDDR5 RAM mostly free for games.
- The Verge
November 9, 2016 | Full review
The PS4 Pro packs in a speedier eight-core CPU; a new 4.2-teraflop AMD Polaris GPU that's twice as fast as the original PS4; a 1TB hard drive; and 8GB of RAM.
- Engadget
November 7, 2016 | Full review
It's a lot more sophisticated than the mishmash of glossy and matte materials the original system used.
- Tom's Guide
November 15, 2016 | Full review
It's more powerful, and games optimized to use that power definitely benefit from it.
- PC Magazine
November 7, 2016 | Full review
The PS4 Pro features a 4.20 Teraflop (TFLOP) AMD Radeon graphics card, which is a serious improvement.
- Digital Trends
July 25, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
These improvements are nice to have, but they’re not worth the extra $100 for most people.
- New York Times Wirecutter
July 27, 2018 | Full review
You should also note that Sony's system has a few deficiencies in the home entertainment department: particular in not having an Ultra HD Blu-ray player installed.
- Tech Radar
February 12, 2019 | Full review
Doesn't play 4K Blu-ray discs, an odd omission at this price point.
- BestReviews
One of the big frustrations of my initial experience with PS4 Pro-compatible games was trying to manage my expectations.
- CNET
November 21, 2016 | Full review
In fact, this is my biggest annoyance about the new PS4: it’s all so mysterious about which games will get which features.
- The Verge
November 9, 2016 | Full review
After excitedly connecting all of the necessary cables, I booted up the PlayStation 4 Pro and honestly I was a bit disappointed just to see the same old PS4 home screen.
- Engadget
November 7, 2016 | Full review
While it's definitely cool that the Pro can game and stream Netflix and Hulu in 4K, I'm still puzzled why Sony made the decision not to support UHD Blu-ray — a feature that the Xbox One S has.
- Tom's Guide
November 15, 2016 | Full review
And the lack of Ultra HD Blu-ray playback is disappointing.
- PC Magazine
November 7, 2016 | Full review
Interestingly, the PS4 Pro’s optical drive is the same one used in the PS4, which means it does not support 4K Blu-ray.
- Digital Trends
July 25, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

PS4 Pro 4K TV GAMING & MORE The most advanced PlayStation system ever. PS4 Pro is designed to take your favorite PS4 games and add to them with more power for graphics, performance, or features for your 4K HDR TV, or 1080p HD TV. Ready to level up? 4K TV Gaming – PS4 Pro outputs gameplay to your 4K TV. Many games, like Call of Duty: WWII, Gran Turismo Sport, and more, are optimized to look stunningly sharp and detailed when played on a 4K TV with PS4 Pro. More HD Power – Turn on Boost Mode to give PS4 games access to the increased power of PS4 Pro. For HD TV Enhanced games, players can benefit from increased image clarity, faster frame rates, or more. HDR Technology – With an HDR TV, compatible PS4 games display an unbelievably vibrant and lifelike range of colors. 4K Entertainment – Stream 4K videos, movies, and shows to your PS4 Pro.* GREATNESS AWAITS

Overall Product Rankings

1. PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Xbox One X 1TB Console
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Nintendo Switch
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Nintendo Super NES Classic
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 9
5. PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Xbox One S 500GB Console
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Nintendo New 2DS XL
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 9
8. Nintendo New 3DS XL
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
9. Nintendo 2DS
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 9
10. Playstation Classic Console
Overall Score: 6.2
Expert Reviews: 8

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