For all the chest thumping Sony did regarding 4K gaming, they barely – if ever – mentioned gaming in higher framerates. In their advertisements, they state, “All games will run in 1080p resolution, and some will even run in a higher or more stable framerate”. It must be called out that this advertisement was aired well after the actual conference itself where they revealed the PS4 Pro. Meaning the advertisement did not command the same audience and attention as the conference itself. Meaning perhaps not as many consumers were privy to this information.
Sony managed to market PS4 Pro in a fraudulent manner
All of the demos shown for the PS4 Pro, barring Call of Duty, were running in the same unacceptable 30 frames per second (fps). Let’s get this out of the way – 30fps is crap. A game at 30fps is objectively worse than the same game at 60fps. Framerate directly impacts gameplay. If you think otherwise, you’re simply wrong.
Instead of pushing for better graphics and better framerates at 1080p – a resolution the PS4 and Xbox One fail to hit game after game – Sony is hell bent on chasing 4K, that too, upscaled 4K. We know how 4K is an entirely unrealistic goal for the PS4 Pro. The hardware simply isn’t good enough. We can objectively measure this. Sony seems content with utterly subpar and unacceptable 30fps gaming.
The PS4 Pro is Underpowered Trash
This merely enforces a fundamental problem with consoles – compromise. They can either do graphics, or resolution, or frame rate. Most of the time, they can’t do any of those three.
The PS4 Pro is simply more of the same. Instead of shaping the future, Sony is dredging up past hardware and then attaching an anchor to them. Slowing down the industry and forcing compromise. Sony isn’t offering anything new. Absolutely nothing showcased was new, nor was it innovative.
Everything Sony touted on stage – everything they touted – is possible and better on PC
Sony claims that the PS4 Pro is for gamers who want to be at the “forefront of innovation”. If they truly believed that, they’d tell you to forget consoles. Forget these underpowered pieces of trash that charge you to play a game you already paid for. Forget these underpowered pieces of trash whose online services consistently go down. And, finally, forget these underpowered pieces of trash that can’t even game in modern resolutions and framerates.