***Update 1 – 2016-11-14 – 15:42 CET***
I was just informed that Ryan Brown (content creator for DailyMirror, Gameiversary, CoinArcade, Gameiversary and others) deleted his tweet about the melting PS4 Pro console, and the picture is said to be fake as well. So I just wanted to inform you guys and girls about that. Furthermore, Sharn just published his hands-on impressions for the PS4 Pro console. I would also like to say that I´m sorry for my previous choice of headline for this post (I changed it into “Does the PS4 Pro suffer from serious performance and overheating problems?” instead).
I think it´s safe to say that Sony has had anything but a smooth launch for their PS4 Pro console (the console launched on the 10th of November), because Gamers has already started to experience overheating, framrate and performance problems with their PS4 Pro console (some more than others). Furthermore, it´s said that games like “World of Final Fantasy” and “The Last Of Us Remastered” actually runs worse on the PS4 Pro than it does on the original PS4 console. Well…I don´t know about you, but I don´t think it´s okay for big companies like Sony to release a brand-new 399 USD console that suffers from all sorts of technical issues.
So I most definitely understand why people such as Ryan Brown (DailyMirror, Gameiversary, CoinArcade, Gameiversary, IndieNet and Toad on Games) got quite upset when he found out about the PS4 Pro´s flaws just recently (as seen in the picture down below). I mean, who could blame him? Personally, I still remember the days when you could buy a console that lasted for a life time (my old SEGA Master System, Mega Drive, PS2 and Gamecube still work).
You know. This is why I never EVER buy any new hardware or software on the launch day anymore. Because I feel like everyone is just rushing out new products without any quality controls whatsoever (it´s all about earning some easy bucks at the expense of the customer). So on a personal level, I don´t find this to be acceptable at all. Especially not when it comes to a 399 USD console like the PS4 Pro that´s said to be an improvement to its successor. In the matter of fact, I´m rather curious to find out how Sony could mess up so badly? I also think that it´s a safe bet to state that Microsoft will take advantage of this situation, since Sony has fumbled with the ball big time.
“The Last of Us on PS4 Pro runs worse than the standard PS4 model while targeting 60fps. With the resolution set to 1800p in its 60fps mode on PS4 Pro, we see frame-rate drops in places that played out smoothly on the original machine. Sadly, there’s no way to restore the same level of 60fps performance on PS4 Pro – as even switching its front-end video setting to output at 1080p causes the machine to natively render at 1800p, incurring the same frame-rate hit. Note: this is patch 1.07, and may improve with future updates.” – DigitalFoundry
Nevertheless, I truly hope that Sony will solve most of the PS4 Pro´s performance issues with patches as soon as possible. As I don´t like the idea of having Gamers suffer from frame rate drops and whatnot. However, I´m somewhat worried that Sony might have to do a huge call back on some of it´s PS4 Pro units due to the said overheating problems. Well, time will tell. As for here and now though, I would not recommend anyone to buy the PS4 Pro console. At least not until Sony has sorted out most of the consoles technical problems, but if you bought a PS4 Pro console just recently. Then it would be a very wise idea to keep the console well-ventilated at all times (place the console in an area where it can breathe freely, you could also buy some cooling fans for your console).
And with that said, what´s your take on this matter? And have you experienced any problems with your PS4 Pro console? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
I have nothing against Sony whatsoever, and I´ve been a Playstation user since the very first console.
Robin “V-Act” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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