After the official reveal of the PlayStation 4 Pro last week in New York, gaming and tech sites around the world have been asking sort of the same question: who was this system made for?
It sounds like a loaded question that suggests the PS4 Pro is pointless. It isn’t. We understand what it does and recognize that the games look good on it if the proper display is in place. It’s just such a minor bump in capabilities that one has to wonder who, exactly, Sony had in mind when they created the machine.
We have an answer! At least, it’s the public answer that Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House was willing to share with The Guardian. Sony’s created the PS4 Pro to serve pre-existing PS4 owners. Here’s House.
“There’s a dip mid-console lifecycle where the players who want the very best graphical experience will start to migrate to PC, because that’s obviously where it’s to be had…
…We wanted to keep those people within our eco-system by giving them the very best and very highest [performance quality].”
It’s the PS4 “Please Don’t Leave, We’ll Do Better,” basically. Doesn’t have as nice a ring to it as PS4 Pro, does it?
Will the PS4 Pro be enough to keep you Sony-exclusive, dear gamer?