Today, Sony revealed the Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 Pro bundle, the latest combination package featuring Sony’s more powerful console iteration. The Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro bundle will feature a 1TB Jet Black PS4 Pro SKU and a standard DualShock 4 wireless controller, as well as a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 on disc. The bundle will retail for $399.99 in North America with pre-orders beginning today and will launch alongside Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26.
Note that the Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 Pro bundle is not a special edition bundle. Both the PS4 Pro itself and its controller are standard and don’t feature any Red Dead Redemption 2 detailing. The copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 will be the standard edition of the game, as well. The benefit of the bundle is in the pricing. The PS4 Pro retails for $399.99, so this bundle effectively provides a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 for free with the purchase of a PS4 Pro at full price.
The PS4 Pro has historically been discounted well below its retail price of $399.99, even going on sale as low as $320 this spring. However, the PS4 Pro has been increasingly difficult to find on store shelves as supplies have dried up. This year’s bundles may be the best opportunity to purchase a PlayStation 4 Pro before Sony starts revealing details about its next major console release.
Potential PS4 Pro buyers shouldn’t stress too much over Sony’s next console, though. Most evidence points towards Sony’s next console launching in 2020 or even beyond. That means that the PS4 Pro is likely the best console to play currently available exclusive games including Uncharted 4, God of War, and Spider-Man, as well as pending releases like The Last of Us 2 and Days Gone. And Red Dead Redemption 2 should be the perfect accompaniment to the PS4 Pro, pushing the console to its limit by delivering some of the best visuals to ever be featured on a PlayStation before.