Sony announces slimmer PlayStation4, PlayStation4 Pro and New Peripherals
Malaysia (8 September 2016) — Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) today announced that a new slimmer and lighter PlayStation®4 (PS4™) (CUH-2000 series) computer entertainment system with a 500GB HDD will become available in Malaysia starting from Mid-October 2016 at suggested retail price (SRP) of MYR1,349.
The internal architecture of the new PS4 system has been revamped, reducing its volume by more than 30% compared to the previous models and reducing its weight by 25% and 16% compared to the first (CUH-1000 series) and current (CUH-1200 series) models respectively. Also, the new PS4 system is more energy efficient, as the power consumption has been cut by more than 34% and 28% compared to the very first and current models.
The form factor of the new system inherits the slanted body design of the previous models, with the foreside and backside of its body slightly angled. The corners are trimmed and curved, giving it a softer impression that would appeal to a wider range of audience. The new simple look, with gloss finished PS family mark designed on the center of the top surface, will fit perfectly wherever it is placed.
Furthermore, looking ahead to the future of imaging technology, all PS4 systems including the new slimmer model and PlayStation®4 Pro will support HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging technology, which enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.
Approaching its third year since launch, PS4’s games portfolio is stronger than ever, and will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles from third-party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios such as FINAL FANTASY XV (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.), Gravity Rush 2, Horizon Zero Dawn (SIE WWS), Ryu Ga Gotoku 6 Inochi no Uta.(SEGA Games Co., Ltd.), The Last Guardian (SIE WWS), Thumper (Drool).
Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Singapore Branch (SIES) announced today at “2016 PlayStation® Asia Conference” that PlayStation® 4 Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare Bundle Pack will be available in Malaysia at SRP MYR1,649 from 4th November 2016. The bundle includes one 500GB PlayStation®4 System (Jet Black, CUH-2006AB01), one copy of PlayStation® Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition and one voucher card of PlayStation®Plus 12-month Subscription.
SIE is focused on expanding PS4’s ecosystem by introducing new system features like HDR, launching high quality exclusive PlayStation games, pushing innovation in gaming through PlayStation®VR, and building online services offered on PlayStation™ Network.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) today also announced the introduction of PlayStation®4 Pro (PS4®Pro) (CUH-7000 series) computer entertainment system, which delivers enhanced experiences through improved image processing capability and support for 4K quality images. PS4 Pro will be priced at MYR1,799 and its availability in the Malaysia will be announced at later date. This marks the first time ever in the history of PlayStation® that a higher-end system will be introduced in the middle of the platform’s lifecycle. PS4 Pro will complement the standard PS4, including the slimmer and lighter model also announced today.
By boosting the performance and capability of the system architecture including the CPU and GPU, PS4 Pro allows games to deliver graphics with far more detail and unprecedented visual precision. Users with 4K TVs will be able to enjoy all PS4 titles in higher quality, such as 4K quality resolution and faster or more stable frame rates. In addition, PS4 Pro supports 4K video playback to deliver 4K streaming video services such as Netflix and YouTube.
HDTV owners will also be able to enjoy the enhanced gameplay experiences on PS4 Pro, as the system delivers 1080p resolution for all PS4 games and higher or more stable frame rates for some supported titles.
Furthermore, looking ahead to the future of imaging technology, all PS4 systems including PS4 Pro will support HDR imaging technology, which enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.
“Today marks an exciting new milestone for PlayStation as we unveiled the high-end PS4 Pro in the midst of the console lifecycle, catering to gamers who are looking for a heightened PS4 experience,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “By accelerating the innovation cadence at PlayStation, we’re introducing choice in the marketplace, enabling gamers to choose the PS4 model that meets their needs. Ultimately, with titles that leverage the potential of PS4 Pro – plus PlayStation VR launching soon – all PS4 owners continue to benefit from having the best place to play.”
The form factor of the new system inherits the slanted body design of the previous models and the body design consists of three layers of blocks, symbolizing the powerful presence of the PS4 Pro and its solid feel, with mirror finished PlayStation family mark emblazoned at the center of its top surface. PS4 Pro also comes with an additional USB port in the rear in addition to two USB ports in the front for connecting additional devices including the PlayStation®VR virtual reality system.
The hard disk drive capacity of the PS4 Pro is 1TB to accommodate more games, demos, download contents and favorite gameplay videos.
Every PS4 game title, including those already available and those launching in the future, will run on all PS4 including PS4 Pro. Furthermore, all the PS4 system employs the same user interface and shares the same online community for multiplayer gaming and network services.
SIE will announce details of PS4 Pro with its robust lineup of games from 3rd party developers and publishers as well as from SIE WWS towards its launch and will continue to further enhance the entire PlayStation ecosystem.
New Peripherals for the PlayStation®4 Family
Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited (Singapore Branch) (SIES) today announced new peripherals for PlayStation®4 (PS4™), including a new Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4), a new PlayStation®Camera, as well as a vertical stand specifically designed for the new slimmer PS4™ and the PlayStation®4 Pro (PS4®Pro) systems – all will become available in Malaysia this holiday season.
New Wireless Controller for PlayStation®4 (CUH-ZCT2 series)
The new Wireless Controller for PS4 (DUALSHOCK®4) allows the light from the light bar to emit on the touch pad, making a new luminous line in the same color as that of the light bar. This provides gamers with visual information, such as which character they control or health status, at a glance for more intuitive gameplay. Furthermore, the new DUALSHOCK®4 supports USB communication in addition to the currently available Bluethooth® communication, allowing users to have control also via cable. The new DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller will be available at suggested retail price (SRP) of MYR209 from mid-October 2016.
New PlayStation®Camera (CUH-ZEY2)
The redesigned PlayStation®Camera (PS Camera) inherits all the features available on the current model, including PlayStation VR (PS VR) support, and features a new compact cylindrical form. PS Camera includes a stand allowing users to easily adjust the angle of the PS Camera and set it up in their preferred location, such as on top of their TV or entertainment center. The new PS Camera will be available at a SRP of MYR229 from mid-October 2016.
Vertical Stand (CUH-ZST2)
The vertical stand is specifically designed for the new slimmer PS4 and PS4 Pro. To bring out the best of both system designs, the stand was made with translucent material to resemble the “shadow” of the system when set vertically. Two different attachments are bundled so users can mount either the slimmer PS4 or PS4 Pro with ease. The new vertical stand will be available at a SRP of MYR119 from mid-October 2016.
Through the introduction of attractive new peripherals, SIE will continuously enhance the PS4 ecosystem and vigorously promote the expansion of its business.