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Sony one-ups Microsoft in the battle for Christmas

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>> The stage is set for a battle over which video game console will dominate this holiday season. I'm Conley Giddons in New York, at the global launch of not just one, but two new PlayStation forums. The new one will replace the older version and it's a smaller and is cheaper and then there's an upgraded model for Playstation 4 Pro, and that is for hard core gamers.
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Both models will hit store shelves ahead of the end of the year gift-buying season, but it's the pro version, that will give Sony a technological head start over rival Microsoft. The pro will play games made specifically for 4K resolution. That's the next level of High Definition video and the console will be able to stream 4K video from content providers like Netflix and YouTube.
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Both are rolling out 4K apps. Also, the games will feature the intense images of HDR, or high dynamic range, which also means the PlayStation 4 Pro is virtual reality ready. And to set PlayStation further apart from Xbox, older PlayStations can be augmented with that same HDR technology. That leaves Microsoft in the dust, the Xbox One S, which was unveiled earlier this year, won't have any 4k games and in the next generation XBOX code named Project Scorpio, doesn't come out until the holiday season of 2017.