Sony's just revealed a new, more powerful PlayStation 4 console. It's named PlayStation 4 "Pro," and it's intended to sit alongside existing PlayStation 4 consoles. The console is capable of powering 4K games.
Think of PlayStation 4 Pro like the MacBook Pro compared with a traditional MacBook — a more powerful piece of hardware that's capable of doing similar things.
The console has a more powerful graphics processing chip, which is capable of powering higher-resolution games than ever before. Sony showed off a montage of games like "Watch Dogs 2" and "For Honor" to showcase the capabilities of the new console — games do, indeed, look prettier than ever before.
The big sales point of the console is being able to support 4K and HDR televisions. Games look better than ever before, and game developers don't have to do much to make it so — the console's architect, Mark Cerny, says that it's simply a measure of the new PlayStation 4 Pro being able to output higher resolutions of games that are already full of very high-resolution art.
We don't have a release date or price for the console, but we're expecting a 2017 release date and a price in the range of $500. We'll update this post as we learn more (we're currently at the annnouncement event).