Is The PlayStation 5 Also Going Through A Mid-Generation Upgrade?

This trend seems to be happening every generation now: the PlayStation 5, after launching last November with still not enough units made to be widely available, might be receiving a stronger “half” model.


There are some rumours about Microsoft (the Xbox Series S is getting an update in 2022, followed by the Xbox Series X in 2023, with more cores, higher clock speeds, and a 6nm AMD APU, Moore’s Law Is Dead claims, with the former also planned to have a price cut). Now, some details surfaced regarding Sony’s console. They want to make a premium 4K, or possibly 8K experience with the PlayStation 5 Pro’s marketing… but the leak also mentions today’s PlayStation Showcase’s games.

God of War Ragnarok (still not an official name) is going to get either a teaser or a full-blown trailer; Gran Turismo 7 will receive a gameplay trailer, Stray will get one as well; Call of Duty: Vanguard will showcase new gameplay, and the rumours claim The Last of Us: Factions will see a confirmation. Not all of the rumours were confirmed (such as Naughty Dog’s game), so there could be other surprises.

The leak claims the PlayStation 5 Pro will follow the same timeframe as Microsoft. It might launch in late 2023 or early 2024 for 600-700 USD, which should be a 75% higher price than the base PlayStation 4. (PlayStation 4: 300 dollars, PlayStation 4 Pro: 400; the increase here was 33%.) The higher price is not to sell the console at a loss, and the company is planning to shift to a brand new system-on-a-chip (SoC).

The speculations claim the PlayStation 5 Pro will get a new AMD APU, meaning the CPU and the GPU would be new. However, unlike Microsoft, Sony would choose the 5nm route with a new RDNA and Zen architecture. The power consumption would go above 300W, meaning the console an expensive to design and manufacture model. The console is planned to use AMD’s FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution), which is why it might be marketed as a premium 4K/8K console.

None of this is official!

Source: WCCFTech

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