As the launch date for PS5 is drawing ever nearer, players still have the option to buy the mid-gen version, PS4. The cooler version of PlayStation 4 was released In 2016 and it represents a large amount of the 100 million PS4s that were sold in this generation. Many base PS4 ownders decided to upgrade to the Pro for the 4K-ready horsepower. For now, the PS4 Pro remains the best way to play exclusives, such as Uncharted 4, Horizon: Zero Dawn and God of War.
The question, thus, is whether that will still be the case after the PS5 arrives. In this article, we will take a look at how the two consoles compare and what is the best way to spend your money.
The most complicated thing when weighing up the PS5 price is that not even Sony knows what the price is yet. Still, there are some ideas about it.
So far, it looks like the PS5 is not going to be overpriced. PSErebus, the same one that successfully estimated the release date of The Last of Us 2, said in November 2019 that the release price of the PS5 will be 499 USD. Sony admits that they do not yet know the release price of the console, but this price could be plausible.
The leak puts the PS5 price at 100 USD more than the PS4 Pro launch cost of 400 USD. On Amazon, however, PS4 Pro is currently available for about 320 USD. Still, you can get the 2016 console for even less. It plunged to a meager 299 USD during the Black Friday PS4 sales, back when it was bundled with Death Stranding. Regardless, the PS4 Pro is sure to be the cheaper option of the two. What’s more, the price of the PS4 Pro is sure to drop once PS5 comes out.