ByLiv Sommerlot, writer at
Liv Sommerlot

With the release date of the looming on the horizon like a shiny, jet-black enigma, there are many things we, as gamers, want to know about the supercharged system. Like, how will it enhance PlayStation VR? Will the old PS4 user interface get an overhaul? What old games will be updated to support the PS4 Pro? And, perhaps most importantly, will it actually be worth the price tag for those of us who already have normal PS4s?!

Well, a brand new commercial for the upcoming obsidian obelisk just hit the interwebs, and it answers none of these questions. What it does do, however, is give us a massive nostalgia trip! This stone cold ice crazy wow of an ad will leave you feeling tubular!

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New Commercial for the Playstation 4 Pro is as Retro as They Come

Try not to get seizures or anything.
Try not to get seizures or anything.

As a 90s kid myself, I wasn't around for all of the 80s madness, but considering a lot of commercials in the 90s were just slightly enhanced rehashes of their 80s counterparts, this commercial hit pretty close to home even for me.

What with the crazy, whacky colors and WAY too much movement and flashing on-screen, the over-the-top claims and reactions, and the ridiculously idiotic main protagonist who'd probably be impressed by a pet rock. This 80s-themed commercial for the very modern upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro is a fun little throwback that hooks itself into our hearts even if it doesn't answer all of our questions.

That kind of wonder can't be faked, folks.
That kind of wonder can't be faked, folks.

The ad also features gameplay from Zombies in Spaceland, the new zombies mode in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that takes place, appropriately, in a 1980s amusement park, so the themes mesh together surprisingly well. Our wonder-filled, mullet-wielding protagonist finds himself sucked into the game on account of the PS4 Pro's "super fresh graphics."

All in all, it pretty much hits every old 80s commercial trope on the head with a ten-ton hammer.

That being said, if you're still pretty much in the dark about what exactly the PS4 Pro is, if you should get one, and what you can expect, this commercial will, in no way, open your eyes or give you any more of a reason to spend $399.99 on an updated version of a console you may or may not already own, so here's a few quick facts about the PS4 Pro to help you make that educated decision.

Specs for the Upcoming Playstation 4 Pro

  • Main processor: Custom-chip single Processor
  • CPU: x86-64 AMD "Jaguar," 8 cores
  • GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine
  • Memory: GDDR5 8GB 1GB of VRAM
  • Storage size: 1TB
  • External dimensions: Approx. 295×55×327 mm (width × height × length) (excludes largest projection)
  • Mass: Approx. 3.3 kg
  • BD/DVD Drive: BD × 6 CAV, DVD × 8 CAV
  • Input/Output: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen.1) port × 3, AUX port × 1
  • Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
  • Power: AC 100V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: Max. 310W
  • Operating temp: 5ºC – 35ºC
  • AV Output: HDMI out port (supports 4K/HDR) DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port

Basically, the PS4 Pro will make your gaming experience be, well, smoother. With a GPU said to be twice as fast as the original PS4, that means fewer skips in framerate. All recent and upcoming games will include a "Pro" mode that will take full advantage of the Pro's more powerful engine. Enhancements for these games could include larger resolutions and/or enhanced textures and graphics.

Lastly, the PS4 Pro will support a 4K mode, meaning that if you have a 4K TV, you'll be getting some Ultra HD visuals to really make those games come alive. This must be what the commercial was talking about when it said "super fresh graphics," eh?

PS4 Pro Release Date

Whether or not this commercial enticed you to buy the coveted console or not, here's a quick refresher! The PlayStation 4 Pro will be released on November 10th, 2016. So if you're still waffling, make that decision quick, because it's gonna be far out!

Watch the full 80s-themed PS4 Pro commercial below:

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