Sony Unveils Two New PlayStation Units

One is targeted at hardcore gamers.

ByABC News
September 8, 2016, 2:59 PM

— -- Sony has revealed two new versions of its hit PlayStation video game console on Wednesday, one geared toward professional gamers and another that's smaller and more energy efficient.

At an event in New York City, the company unveiled the PlayStation 4 Pro, which will render some games in 4K resolution -- an image about four times larger than the current high definition standard that is widely available.

And, as long as the unit is plugged into a high dynamic range television, many games played on the new unit will display more vivid and realistic colors.

The PlayStation 4 Pro, which is targeted at more serious gamers and features a 1TB hard drive, will be available starting Nov. 10 and will cost $399.

Sony also revealed a revamped version of its standard PlayStation 4.

The new system weighs 16 percent less than its predecessor. It offers a 500 GB hard drive for storing games and other data and is 28 percent more energy efficient, according to Sony.

This unit will hit store shelves on Sept. 15 with a price tag of $299.

The new PlayStation units follow the release of a smaller version of Microsoft's Xbox One in June.

Video game console manufacturers are now releasing smaller updates more frequently, rather than major updates several years apart.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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