While the PS5 was discontinued a little over two years ago, Sony is now preparing to launch a brand new model. This will arrive in a few weeks, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Above all, enormous precision is needed: all of the following information has to be taken with huge tweezers. Sony hasn’t officially announced anything yet, not even the existence of the PS5 Pro. Moreover, we are not immune to a last-minute reversal of the situation on the part of the company. Change the date, change the name, even cancel the project, everything is still possible. Finally, this information comes to us from a source who wishes to remain anonymous (in his defense, he has already contacted us in the past and has proven to be reliable). Therefore, it is best to be very careful, hence the subjunctive being used throughout the following article.
An anonymous source has just revealed to us in an exclusive an interesting piece of information regarding Sony’s next flagship console. According to her, the Japanese giant should market a completely new model for PS5 From April 2023That is, about two and a half years after the original version was released in late 2020.
Our informant declares that it will be a Pro and not A “slim” version that we’ve been hearing about for several months now. If it’s indeed a Pro model, that probably means it We can expect an increase in performance from the console, thus to the new chip AMD signed. However, it’s still too early to tell what to expect in terms of power.
The PS5 Pro will get an all-new cooling system
In addition to the performance increase, the source reveals The main novelty of the Pro version will be in terms of cooling. The PS5 is currently being cooled with a coil Liquid mineral compound, which has recently sparked controversyAs well as a fan.
However, Sony should replace this system on the new generation with liquid cooling, or “water cooling”, which is commonly found on some gaming computers. So we can expect better heat management, which wouldn’t be a no-brainer to the console’s cooling if the chip was more powerful. A cooling change could also mean a design change, but again, we’ll have to wait more on that.
The PS5 Pro shouldn’t overshadow the PS5
While waiting for the new model to arrive, Sony could sell its PS5 stock. Recall that Sony recently claimed that the food shortage is now over, and it will be easier for you to obtain a copy. However, the two models should not compete with each other and can coexist for a long time, as was the case with the PS4 and PS4 Pro. Above all, it is very likely that the PS5 Pro will be sold at a much more expensive price than the PS5. Finally, there is no guarantee that the PS5 Pro will be produced in sufficient numbers to meet demand, especially when we know the current shortage of electronic components. We will then find ourselves in the same scenario as the PS5 when it was released in 2020.
Finally, the last downside: if the PS5 Pro or a slimmed-down version goes to market soon, the Japanese company will likely announce it through State-Of-Play. And no such event is planned for the time being, so we’ll have to deal with our problems patiently…