PlayStation 4 might support 4K TV after all

PlayStation 4 4KWe’ve previously heard rumors that the PlayStation 4 might support 4K Ultra HD TVs, and Sony didn’t actually deny those rumors. Apparently, that’s their official position, as Sony’s Andrew House said that the company “hasn’t ruled out the possibility of 4K television” on the PlayStation 4, and added that it all depends on broadcasters and whether they will start streaming 4K soon.

Considering that most broadcast TV isn’t even in 1080p, 4K television is still many years away. 4K offers 4x the resolution of 1080p, and while 4K TVs have been available for a while and are dropping in price, there’s no real content out there to take advantage of the new technology. 4K movies will reportedly require 100 GB of storage, which is pushing the limits of the Blu-ray format.

When it comes to games, most developers are still struggling to get their games running in 1080p on next generation consoles. For example, Battlefield 4 on the PlayStation 4 will run only at 900p. PlayStation 4 creator Marck Cerny has previously ruled out 4K gaming on the PlayStation 4.

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  • rsco6969

    when i went to currys the business advisor stated that the sony bravia X9 tv upscales images to 4K and that the PS4 supports it, so thats awesome

  • bizzy gie

    If these coneoles are going to last us a decade, this is good.

    Ten years from now, 4K will be the standard.

    • Sonic the Hedgehog

      Doubt it. 5 years max!

  • Chronic Gang

    If the 4k tv’s cost 4k then theres no way

  • Budew

    I’ve got just this one single question…WHO Needs 4K?
    I mean…those TVs HAVE to be pretty damn huge if you want to see a real difference to Full-HD TVs, right?

    And just as the article states…they’re insanely expensive for the average customer.

    • Kasual7

      yeah and i really would like sony to put their effort in something else than 4k right now

    • Tra Allen

      You mean to tell me you don’t want your TV bigger and better. Shame on you. Winter is coming, Thou must prepare for long days in the house #kingofthrones

    • bizzy gie

      There are 80″ 4K TVs from both Sony and LG.

      It’s like you guys are completely unaware of history.

      This was the exact same case for 1080p HD 8 years ago.

      The price will drop and 4K will begin to become more common and eventually the standard.

      Have you forgotten that these consoles are suppose to last us a decade?

  • Srpg2ishere

    I bet the 6 people who own a 4k TV are very happy to hear this!

    • Sonic the Hedgehog

      Back in 2006, Nintendo went’ “Who needs HD?” and therefore went for the SD resolution for the Wii. The rapid rise in HDTV sales, affected Wii’s reputation. My point is, 4KTV sales might spike too.

    • bizzy gie

      It’s future-proofing. The same was said about HD in 2005. 4K will be the standard in just a few years.

  • Piotrek

    I can easily see difference between 2K(1080p) and 4K on 55-65″ TV from normal distance (say 8′)
    Just go to any best buy and see sony demos. One button is for HD upscaled and other is for native 4K.
    It’s like saying that there is no difference between 720p and 1080p gaming. Just look at Gran Turismo in 1080p.
    4K TVs are going down in price. New sets are 65′ for $4000 (down from $6500) and in 1-2 year they go down to $2000.
    Sadly PS4 and Xbone are to weak for 4K gaming (maybe platform jumping game or Flower), but I look forward to get movies downloaded in 4K.

    • Sonic the Hedgehog

      They shouldn’t play 4K games yet. I read once that 6 power nVIDIA GPUS were installed to a PC to play 4K @ 60fps. Lets wait for 9th gen.

      • Sorahearts

        Wait what do you mean by 9th gen? I’ll take a guess, is it PlayStation 9? lol might not be

        • Sonic the Hedgehog

          Wii U is 8th gen, so is PS4. So, I was referring to PS5…

          • Sorahearts

            Oh, it was when you said “9th gen” so I thought it was PS9 lol

  • Pucker

    Who wrote this article? First movies don’t push the limits of Blu-ray.They go over it by 50 gigs.

    • Ian Laurie

      Blu ray is capable of upto and including 128GB already and is technically been proven to be capable upto 300GB

  • demann78

    1080 p is good enouph for me

  • demann78

    who needs 4k anyway

  • Oni

    I’m in the market for a 4K TV since I don’t want to spend money now for a 1080p then later on “upgrade” to a 4K set. However, does anyone here know of a good 4K set that’s good to use with console gaming?