Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Sony Released a Quieter Version of the PS4 Pro Without Telling Anyone

Sony Released a Quieter Version of the PS4 Pro Without Telling Anyone

Sony has quietly released a more silent version of the PlayStation 4 Pro, the notoriously noisy upgraded version of the standard PS4 release back in 2016.

According to DF's report, when testing God of War the PS4 Pro recorded a two-three decibel reduction in comparison to the previous PS4 Pro model.

Currently, the new version of the PlayStation 4 Pro is only available as part of a Red Dead Redemption 2 bundle, although it is expected to become widely available in the near future. That makes for a six-to-seven-decibel noise reduction from the launch model.


With the latest revision of the Pro-the CUH-7200 version-the minimum noise level has been reduced from the original console's 50 decibels to just 44 decibels.

That's the finding of Eurogamer's Digital Foundry test labs, which noted there is a number of new improvements included with the CUH-7200 console that accompanies the new Red Dead 2 sets. The latest model, the CUH-7200, is now in stores and reportedly is the most quiet machine yet from the Sony team.

The only other difference with the new PS4 Pro model is the power plug port adopts the same figure of eight shape as the PS4 slim. In the United Kingdom, at least, Digital Foundry believes CUH-7200s are only being distributed as part of the Red Dead Redemption 2 bundle pack for the time being, but a full rollout is nearly certain to follow soon. The PS4 Pro has always featured better performance, but it has since proven to be underpowered compared to the superior Xbox One X, which was released a year later.

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