PS4 Pro Meant to Compete With PC, Not Xbox – Sony

PS4 Pro not conceived as an answer to Project Scorpio.

Posted By | On 12th, Sep. 2016 Under News


For all the skepticism surrounding the PS4 Pro, there’s no denying that it presents an interesting new direction for consoles to go in as far as mid-cycle refreshes go. Speaking to The Guardian, president and global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Andrew House noted that it was the PC that ultimately pushed Sony to create a more powerful console.

“I saw some data that really influenced me. It suggested that there’s a dip mid-console life cycle 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 ecosystem by giving them the very best and very highest [performance quality]. So the net result of those thoughts was PlayStation 4 Pro – and, by and large, a graphical approach to game improvement.”

PS4 Pro isn’t a reaction to Scorpio since “there wasn’t a word about Project Scorpio in the marketplace” and as a whole, House and Sony aren’t too concerned about Microsoft. “We’re 40 million units into this lifecycle [and] our declared goal is to be a further 20 million units above that by the end of next year. At that point we’ve got a pretty good sense of where the momentum of the lifecycle is, but I think the Pro can be something new, innovative and possibly take us in a slightly different direction.”

That 20 million additional PS4 units includes sales from the PS4 Pro as well. The PS4 Pro goes on sale this November so stay tuned for more information.

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  • -youjustgotburned-

    Sony: PS4 Pro’s main competition isn’t Xbox it’s PC(which Microsoft is a huge part of).

    Well one way or another they are still competing against Microsoft.

    • justd80010

      The PS4 can’t compete with PC gaming. If they want a part of that pie they should just produce a gaming PC. They have made a big opening for Xbox with this strategy.

    • efnet

      It seems they are trying to distance themselves from the Scorpio lol

    • CC-Tron

      Sounds like they’re jumping out of the frying pan (Scorpio) and into the fire (PC).

    • efnet


    • Paul

      Well said.

  • efnet

    Jesus, this site literally copied and paste this article from another site lol

  • Starman

    Compete with PC … Now I’ve heard it all ..
    PC , but not the home console ….like the category you’re in SONY .. you’re not a PC..What kind of cok-n-bull excuse (remix) is this …….LMFAO !!!!!

  • LDS

    Compete against PC with Jaguar CPU? What a joke

  • cweb1988

    well that’s pretty sad….considering all PC players are just laughing at PS4 Pro.

    Pointless PR speak though….. so whatever….

  • Mr Xrat

    Xbone is dead, so it’s not really surprising.

    • Nintengods

      Love it. $ony going to kill itself trying to ever match PC and Nintendo.

      Getting rid of the two most cancerous fanbases in one generation and you eating a shotgun shell for breakfast when $ony tearfully announces they are pulling a Sega 🙂

    • Paul

      Consoles can’t really compete with the PC because it’s a open platform and will adapt to anything thats thrown at it, like someone once said, forgot his name, the PC is a rock, it’s here to stay and is only getting stronger.


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