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2017 Console "Upgrading"

Disclaimer: The following is written by an opinionated oaf and should not be taken particularly seriously. If you get offended, it's your own fault for reading it and taking shit seriously. No facts were considered, opinions withheld, spelling checked, and certainly no proof reading occured. Read at your own risk.

With my £200 Switch pre-order secure, it was time to sell off the Wii U. I rarely keep consoles once a new generation starts. I admire people who do, but I can't afford to have, effectively, a pile of money sat in a box in the loft doing nothing. I always trade or sell. And when I am feeling nostligiac, well that's what emulation is for. Now the Wii U is emulated [and emulated astonishingly well given it's a relatively new emulator] in CEMU, and the fact that many of the Switch games look to be upgraded Wii U games, I felt now was a good time to sell the console and Wii U Pro controllers.

Amusingly enough, I made more money on the hardware sale than the Switch is going to cost me, so a bit of man-math later and I'm selling my original PS4 for a PS4 Pro Biggrin I'd planned on getting a Pro later this year when Wipeout launched, but with original PS4 prices falling, now was as good a time as any to upgrade.

What do I think of it? Well, it's a PS4. Maybe, just maybe, the interface is a bit faster, but that could be a placebo. The only game I currently have which is PS4 Pro "enhanced" is, I believe, Planetside 2, which I played a quick game of earlier. It seems to run better, but this is Planetside and sometimes it's running amazingly, then you hit a large battle and your framerate drops under 20, so it's hard to tell without extensive gametime. I didn't experience any significant slowdown, I'll say that so far. It dipped under 30, that's for sure, but nothing as drastic as I'd usually experience.

Actually, I do have Rachet & Clank, which is meant to look amazing on the Pro, but I leant that to a mate many months ago and haven't had it back since. I'll chase that up.

The real benefit is the noise. Planetside made my PS4 nearly take off, it was so much quieter on the Pro. Plus the 3 tiered design and front light look pretty awesome.

I started 2017 planning on not spending any money at all. I've not kept that up very long, but in reality I've spent very little to get the two latest consoles, once you take off what I got for the old hardware. And with that I think I'm done for the year. A PS4 Pro & Switch combo should have me completely covered on the console front, and there is no need to upgade the PC for a while Biggrin