Sony is no stranger to mid-generation console refreshes, having released the PS4 Pro three years after the original PlayStation 4 launched. It is now rumored that a similar plan is in the works for the PS5.
There is widespread speculation that a PlayStation 5 Pro is in the works, with a possible release date in 2023. So, here are all the rumors and details we’ve heard about a PS5 Pro model so far.
For many people, the most important aspect of a potential PS5 Pro will be the price tag Sony assigns to it.
The current PS5 costs £450 / $499 / €499 but is still in short supply, so there are more than enough gamers willing to pay this amount.
That, combined with the fact that the PS4 Pro has consistently cost around £100 / $100 / €100 more than the base PS4 over their respective lifespans, suggests you can expect to pay a similar amount more.
It is possible, however, that Sony will release the PS5 Pro at the same price as the PS5 while making the base model cheaper, as it did with the PS4. In terms of release date, it has been suggested that Sony will follow the same three-year release gap that it did with the PS4 Pro model, putting the PS5 Pro in late-2023.
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The PS5’s design became an immediate talking point when it was first unveiled. With all white and black contrast, and those large wing tips make it an even more imposing installation on whatever TV stand or countertop you put it on.
That is true for both the standard version and the digital edition, which removes the disc drive for those who do not want or need it. However, it raises an intriguing question about the next version of the PS5: will it retain the same aesthetic?
Based on the precedent of the PS4 Pro, we believe it will remain fairly similar, but we’ll be interested to see if it grows larger, given that the PS5 is already quite large, or if it can indeed squeeze even more power into a smaller frame.
The PS5 is a powerhouse of a console, as evidenced by the exclusives it has hosted till now, with graphical highlights in the form of games like Demon’s Souls, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart, and others.
When the PS4 Pro was released, it had a fairly clear selling point in the form of its 4K capabilities, which were a resolution that the base PS4 simply couldn’t handle.
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That kind of obvious USP isn’t available for a PS5 Pro. 8K televisions are becoming more common, so true 8K support for gaming could be on the horizon, but we believe the technology is still too expensive for Sony to justify in the next year or two.
For now, this was all the information we could gather for you about the PS5 Pro. To know more, stay tuned!