PS4, PS4 Pro and PS5 - What's the difference?

It can be difficult searching for the right console; with lots of overwhelming technical jargon and so many options out there. We’re here to help you out, we’ve put together a little guide to aid you on your journey to find the perfect console!

Why a PlayStation?

PlayStation is an extremely popular when buying a console, and rightly so. PlayStation has become a household name since Sony released their very first console back in 1994. Since then, we have had a few console cycles, with each new PlayStation boasting staggering success and even breaking records- the PlayStation 4 (PS4) was the last console release from Sony and broke the record for the fastest selling console in history!

With the PS4 offering fantastic power and brilliant graphics, it is a very dependable console. We’ll go into more detail about each PS4 console and even the brand-new PlayStation 5! From there, the decision is yours…

PlayStation 4- The Nitty Gritty

The PlayStation 4 is slim, light and incredibly energy efficient! This console boasts incredible graphics, thanks to HDR technology adding that extra bit of entertainment and detail to your gaming experience.

You can experience online adventures with PS Plus (which we’ll touch upon shortly). You can even stream or download movies and TV shows or sit back and watch some Netflix straight from the comfort of your PS4.

If you want more technical details, the standard PS4 offers a GPU of 1.8 Teraflops, video capture of up to 30 frames per second and up 1080p screenshot capture!

500GB PlayStation 4 Console

The 500GB console is a fantastic option if you’re not wanting to store a significant number of screenshots, videos or a multitude of games. There is still a nice amount of storage for you to enjoy and holds the capabilities for additional storage to be added.

The 500GB console is available in Jet Black, Glacier White and striking Gold and Silver. Overall, it is a great middle ground for experiencing the awesome capabilities of the PS4 without splashing too much cash!

You can check out all the 500GB PS4 console bundles we have to offer right here!

1TB PlayStation 4 Console

The 1TB PlayStation 4 Console offers the same great features of the 500GB console, but with a hefty amount of storage! This extra storage allows you to keep your best gaming moments recorded, ready to share and boast to your gaming friends.

You’re not just restricted to 1TB either you can even add some additional storage to the console for even more freedom to play. Extra storage can be added through an external hard drive, you can find some right here.

Take a look for yourself and browse all our 1TB PS4 consoles bundles right here!

PlayStation 4 Pro

If your gaming is something to be taken seriously, you’ll probably want a more advanced console. Luckily for you, Sony have the impressive PS4 Pro at the ready! This monster console shows stunningly smooth and vibrant graphics, thanks to its 4K graphics.

We’ll do a quick run through of all the technical info if you’re interested in the specs. This console comes with 1TB of storage as standard (which can be expanded with external storage), boasts a GPU of 4.2 Teraflops, 4K screenshot capture, 1080p broadcasting capabilities, VR compatibility and video capture of up to 60 frames per second. The impressively stable frame rate makes action seem smoother, faster and even more explosive!

Overall, the PS4 Pro is smoother and quicker, as well as having double the power of the standard PS4. Games are cross compatible between the Pro and the standard PS4, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on PS4 games. In fact, you can play all of them and even stream in stunning 4K. This 4K makes a massive difference whilst gaming; tones become warmer, materials look even more realistic and environments truly come alive.

If you look for quality and want to be impressed, why not consider yourself a pro and find a fantastic PS4 Pro perfect for you, right here!

What can we expect from the PlayStation 5?

But wait… there is a new PlayStation console on the horizon! As impressive and relevant as the PS4 and PS4 Pro are, the next generation of consoles is here.

In 2019, Sony announced that the PlayStation 5 will be coming Winter 2020. This new generation has the potential to be ground-breaking, with a sleek design and a totally reworked DualShock controller.

As far as specs for the new console, we can expect the PS5 to boast an impressive custom AMD Navi GPU which supports ray tracing, adding a new dimension to gameplay. Not to mention 8K support AND an Ultra HD 4K Blu-Ray player, adding to exceptional in-game visuals.

Another clear improvement for the PS5 will be the audio which promises to include “dramatically different” 3D audio, giving you the best headset experience possible or even work through TV speakers and surround sound!

You can check out more from the PlayStation 5 and register your interest right here!

Added Extra's with PlayStation

You’re getting much more than just a console. There are plenty of additional extra’s you can indulge on when owning a PlayStation, there are a few listed just below!


Each PlayStation 4 console comes PS VR (PlayStation Virtual Reality) ready. This enables you to become fully immersed in the game and offers some extraordinary experiences with video and streaming services.

You can check out all thing’s PS VR right here!


The PlayStation Network (PSN) allows you to create your own unique PSN ID to play online with friends, buy through the PlayStation store, watch TV shows and movies, and even download essential apps like YouTube and Spotify. There is a variety of amounts available from £10 to £50.


One fantastic bonus to owning a PlayStation is the fact there are a bounty of award-winning games strictly exclusive to PlayStation. Many adventures await, adventures you won’t find anywhere else! Games such as God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last of Us and more received critical acclaim and became instant must-play games. You can check out all of our ‘Only on PlayStation’ games right here.

Final Words

We hope that helped answer some questions on which PlayStation console is right for you. If you’re looking for some gift ideas relating to the PS4, you can check out our handy guide right here! Will you treat yourself to a PS4, or will you wait for the PS5 to join the party?