According to social media rumours, Sony may forego the PS5 Pro in favour of the PS6

There may not be a PS5 Pro this generation, as Sony may opt for a full-fledged successor rather than a supercharged mid-gen refresh. Tom Henderson, a dependable industry snoop, teased the tidbit on Twitter while commenting on a recurring report that PlayStation will overhaul its new-gen system later this year. As previously stated, this will allegedly include a detachable disc drive, unifying the Japanese conglomerate’s production pipeline as it attempts to flood the market with hardware in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Henderson hypothesises that a PS5 Pro may not make sense: “It doesn’t feel like the regular version has been fully utilised yet and probably won’t be on mass until the end of the year. All I can say is that I’ve heard a lot more about the PS6 than I have about the PS5 Pro.”

It’s worth noting that the PS4 Pro debuted in 2016, just three years after the base model. In theory, if the platform holder follows that release schedule, we should see a PS5 Pro this holiday season.

However, we agree with the logic presented here. Even after two years, true new-gen exclusives are scarce, and there doesn’t appear to be much appetite for a supercharged system now or in the near future. Henderson claims that the revised PS5 – which is expected to be released in September – is less about adding horsepower and more about cutting costs. Assuming the new model exists, that makes the most sense to us; Sony clearly wants to get the core console into as many homes as possible at this point.


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