Sony’s current console, the PS5, was launched at the end of 2020. Since then, there have been rumors about the successor, the PlayStation 5 Pro. atechbook collects all the information: When will the new console be released, how much will it cost and what can it do?
The PlayStation 5 has only been around for a year and a half, but it is still a rare commodity due to the ongoing delivery problems. And that’s despite the fact that Microsoft’s competitor, the Xbox Series X, was launched at the same time. Perhaps this is why the fan community has been speculating intensively about the successor of the Sony console for quite some time. The PlayStation 5 Pro hasn’t been officially announced yet, but we’ve already collected all the rumors and facts.
When will the PlayStation 5 Pro arrive?
It is certain that the PS5 will get a successor. Whether it will be the PlayStation 5 Pro, however, is not clear, but it is considered likely in expert circles. Some even assume that the console is already in development. After all, the previous generation also consists of the PlayStation 4 and the PS4 Pro (and the slimmed-down Slim version). Back then, the PlayStation 4 Pro was released in 2016 and thus three years after the release of the 4 console in 2013.
Assuming a similar time frame, the PlayStation 5 Pro could be released as early as 2023. A leak from the Chinese hardware manufacturer TCL Technology also points to this. The manufacturer recently held a presentation in which upcoming console generations also played a role. One slide shows a new generation 9.5, which is supposed to include a PS5 Pro as well as the Xbox counterpart. The presentation also mentions a possible release in 2023.
In a new conference, TCL Technology have said that a new Xbox Series S/X and PS5 Pro are coming in 2023/2024.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) May 25, 2022
Here’s what we know about the PS5 Pro design
Nothing is known yet about a possible PlayStation 5 Pro design. The leap between the PS4 and its Pro version was quite clear, but the PS5 then broke completely new ground again with its white, high-edged design. Sony will most likely use the PS5 as a model rather than older consoles. However, fans would also like to see a black version of the console.
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What’s inside the new Sony console?
We don’t know much about the inner workings of a possible PlayStation 5 Pro yet. However, according to the previously mentioned leak, the console could come with a 4K resolution between 60 and 120 FPS. That would even make rendering up to 8K possible. There is also talk of the recently leaked RX 7700 XT as the graphics card.
A promising patent already surfaced in December 2021, in which two APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) were seen, among other things. Multiple graphics chips in one console would enable completely new functionalities and an enormous performance increase. A cloud gaming function also emerges from the patent. The patent was filed by Mark Cerny, the lead PS system architect, which gives it even more weight.
UPDATED Went Live December 8th, 2021:
"A device may be run in a timing testing mode in which the device is configured to disrupt timing of processing that takes place on the one or more processors while running an application with the one or more processors. The application https://t.co/Yjp2KsK6DK
@Zuby_Tech (@Zuby_Tech) December 12, 2021
Sony could also react to the criticism of the PS5 and install a more efficient and, above all, quieter fan in a possible PlayStation 5 Pro.
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This is how much the PlayStation 5 could cost
Again, since there is no official information yet, we can only speculate about the price of Sony’s next console. However, clues can be found in the pricing policy of the past. For example, the PlayStation 4 came onto the market with an MSRP of 299.99 euros, and the PS4 Pro then cost 100 euros more. The PS5 in turn entered the market at 499.99 Euros – so could the PlayStation 5 Pro actually enter at around 600 Euros? Insiders don’t think that’s out of the question, although you certainly have to consider the prices of the competition, namely the Xbox.