All new video game consoles are now in play for Black Friday 2016.
Sony announced this week the Sony PS4 Pro and the new slim Sony PS4. Now all video game console hardware for the Holidays 2016 are announced or already on sale.
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Microsoft has launched the new Xbox One S already and the 4K capable console is on sale now. The new Sony PS4 is going on sale on September 15 and the Sony PS4 Pro will be released on November 10. The $399 Sony PS4 Pro and the $299 Sony PS4 Slim are available for pre-order.
Turns out the Sony PS4 Pro, formerly referred to as PlayStation Neo, is not as big of a leap as believed. The PS4 Pro supports 4K and HDR in gameplay in addition to video playback. It is only the native 4K gameplay support that sets the PS4 Pro apart from the Xbox One S. Microsoft added 4K support in the Xbox One S, but only for video. Gameplay is upscaled to 4K. The PS4 Pro is definitely more powerful than the Xbox One S, but it really depends on the specific games to make full use of native 4K. The PS4 Pro also supports HDR, but Sony will also enable all other PS4 console to support HDR with a firmware update. The Xbox One S also supports HDR.
The Xbox One S also beats the PS4 Pro in one category. Microsoft added a Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, while the PS4 Pro only plays standard Blu-ray movies. Sony argues that only 4K video streaming matters.
Both Sony and Microsoft have now added a new version of their original console in this generation. Retailers need to clear out the old consoles this Holiday season. This will result in tremendous Xbox One and Sony PS4 Black Friday 2016 deals. We expect that the Xbox One, regular $249, to be sold as low as $159. There will be steep discounts on Xbox One bundles as well. Microsoft will also offer Xbox One S ($299) deals. We expect at least $50 discounts and free games.
Sony will not be able to afford to not offer deals on the PS4 Pro. The cheaper Xbox One S is a big threat. Expect the PS4 Pro Black Friday 2016 deals at $349 plus free game and controller. Expect also PS VR and PS4 Pro bundle deals for the Holidays and Black Friday.
Sony's old PS4 Console will be offered for as low as $179 on Black Friday 2016.
Read also the just released Black Friday 2016 predictions about sales and deals to expect on Black Friday 2016.