Why it’s super weird that the PS4 Pro doesn’t support 4k Blu-Ray

The most surprising thing about Sony’s announcements for the PS4 Pro and the PS4 Slim wasn’t about tech specs (those leaked early this summer.) Rather, the surprising thing was a missing feature. The PS4 Pro will not feature an Ultra-HD Blu-Ray player defying pretty much everyone’s expectation for the device. Despite some optimistic reports that it could could be patched in with a firmware update, Sony was quick to dismiss the possibility outright. The omission is pretty shocking for everyone familiar with Sony’s strategy over the years, and I’ll outline why, and what this might mean for Sony going forward. Continue reading “Why it’s super weird that the PS4 Pro doesn’t support 4k Blu-Ray”

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