If it's true that history repeats itself, the PS5 will follow in its predecessor's footsteps with the release of a PS5 Pro - but when will it be released? And how much will it cost?
When it comes to top-notch tech, the Xbox Series X reigns supreme as the world's most powerful gaming console.
However, current speculation reveals that Sony might have a counterattack. Many fans believe that the PS5's opportunity to dethrone the Series X comes in the form of a Pro edition.
It's been two months since the PS5's release and PS4 Pro production is already being terminated. As the Playstation dynasty continues, a new model appears on the horizon.
Speculation about a Pro model really kicked off when fans uncovered a Sony Patent published back in July, 2020. The patent describes a future gaming console that comes with two GPUs instead of one.
If this is utilized in the PS5 Pro, it could be twice as powerful as the standard model.
The prospective release of a Pro edition (likely alongside a Slim remodel) proves that the future of gaming is beyond our imagination. While its development has yet to be announced, here's everything we know so far about that possible release, cost, and specs of a PS5 Pro.
PS5 Pro Release Date
If the future Pro is as revolutionary as rumors suggest, it won't be released anytime soon. Nevertheless, some fans are already choosing to wait for a greater remodel.
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It's worth noting that the Pro version of the PS4 was released three years after the standard model. With that logic in mind, the PS5 Pro's release date will likely be around 2023 at the earliest.
Additionally, a new console will need time to catch up with upcoming technological breakthroughs such as 8k and the new HDMI 2.1.
How Much Will The PS5 Pro Cost?
The cost of a Pro is down to speculation.
Knowing that a standard PS5 is $499 and the digital is $399, we can assume that a PS5 Pro won't be any cheaper. But, it might not be more expensive either.
Both the PS4 and PS4 Pro cost $399 on release, so it's possible that the PS5 Pro's price tag will match the standard PS5. A superior console for the same price as its predecessor doesn't seem half bad - so long as you're willing to wait for it.
PlayStation 5 Pro Specs
Now for the juicy stuff! The appeal of the PS5 Pro is centered in its gaming horsepower.
So what could we look forward to with its potential release?
Sony has a custom system-on-chip for the standard PS5 that combines an AMD CPU with an RDNA2 GPU. This allows the PS5 to deliver an astounding 10.3 teraflops of graphical power.
This means that if Sony uses its patented two-GPU design in the Pro, we could be looking at DLSS-level power with twice the graphics capability of the PS5.
It's completely hypothetical, but still an amazing notion.
Either way, the PS5 Pro is only a daydream at this point.
Or if you're feeling lucky and have a hankering for nostalgia, you could try and grab the PS2-themed PS5 set for release tomorrow. Here's our advice on snatching one before they sell out.