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New PS4 Pro model features internal changes

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed a new PS4 Pro model for its flagship gaming console.

PS4 Pro model CUH-7100 is a minor update

The format holder has changed the model number for its Jet Black PS4 Pro, switching from SKU CUH-7000 to CUH-7100. The upcoming PS4 Pro Monster Hunter World SKU will also feature this change in model number.

4Gamer (via DualShockers) contacted Sony of Japan and Asia, who confirmed that the changes were due to some internal components being updated.

These changes are within Sony’s usual practices, with any changes in PS4 hardware having no influence on the look and performance of the system.

As such, owners of the PS4 Pro CUH-7000 model have no reason for concern, as their console won’t be made irrelevant. 

Sony recently announced a new PSVR model that adds HDR compatibility among other new features. In addition, the PlayStation Move has also seen some new, albeit minor, updates. 

The PS4 Pro was released in November 2016 and is a high-end version of the standard console. The extra horsepower allows for improved performance with 4K resolution and higher frame rates, as well as HDR support.

Sony has not yet divulged how many units the PS4 Pro has sold, but has said that one in every five PS4s has been the high-end version.

Interestingly, despite the added horsepower, Bungie has claimed PS4 Pro is not powerful enough to run Destiny 2 at 60fps.

PS4 Pro was at the centre of controversy earlier this year, when it was suggested Sony was forcing visual parity with Xbox One X games. However, the format holder emphatically denied this was the case. 

With Microsoft pricing the Xbox One X at $499.99, any hopes of a PS4 Pro price cut for this year have been shot down.