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PlayStation 4 News and Update: Releases Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

(Credit: Noam Galai / Stringer) Sony PlayStation offers three hot picks for the holiday season. Aside from the original PlayStation 4, gamers may also opt for PS4 Slim or the PS4 Pro with its impressive upgrades.PlayStation 4 Pro Launches in Stores Nationwide
November 24
5:04 AM 2016

With the holidays approaching, video game fanatics are in for a bunch of gaming deals. With Sony's release of PS4's new version, this is the perfect season for upgrades. Gamers eyeing for PlayStation have three options to choose from - the original PS4, the slimmer version of PS4 and the PS4 Pro for premium gaming experience.

Being one of the frontrunners in the video game industry, Sony has been consistently busy modifying its products. In 2016 alone, it made two major revisions of the PlayStation 4 hardware and released a new virtual reality helmet. It also boasts a revised DualShock 4 design, and an even wider variety of games to choose from.

When PS4 was launched back in November 2013, Sony had already began plotting its next move for the PlayStation platform. And just this September, it officially unveiled the PS4 Pro. Equipped with a more powerful hardware, PS4 Pro is basically an upgraded version of the PS4.

Sony has a head start as its PS4 Pro has the ability to support 4K gaming. 4K means that the device has a display of approximately 4000x2000 resolution, and this is believed to be the standard resolution of the future. It also has an improved processing power therefore providing a smoother gaming experience even for more intensive games.

Alongside PS4 Pro, Sony introduced a slimmer and lighter PS4 which comes with a slightly updated version of the DualShock 4 controller. Aside from a redesign of console, PS4 Slim offers an option between 500 GB and 1 TB of hard drive space. Its most significant functional difference from the original PS4 is power consumption as Sony claims that the new PS4 has 165 watts maximum power draw. This is in comparison to the original's 250 watts max.

When it comes to games, Sony said that there will be no PS4 Pro exclusives, so games that can be played on PS4 Pro can also be played on PS4 Slim.

These products are usually offered in bundles. The original PS4 is most likely to be included in bundles with more accessory and games. The slim PS4 is available in bundles starting at $249.99. PS4 Pro, however, does not have a lot of deals at the moment.

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