While the PS5 has been out for just over 2 years now, Sony is now preparing to launch a brand new model. This would arrive in just a few weeks, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Above all, a huge precision is needed: all the information that follows is to be taken with enormous tweezers. Sony hasn’t made anything official yet, not even the existence of a PS5 Pro. Furthermore, we are not immune to a last-minute reversal of the situation on the part of the company. Change of date, change of name, even cancellation of the project, everything is still possible. Finally, this information comes to us from a source who wishes to remain anonymous (in his defense, this one has already contacted us in the past and proved to be reliable). Therefore, it is better to be extremely careful, hence the use of the conditional throughout the following article.
An anonymous source has just revealed to us in exclusivity interesting information concerning the next home console from Sony. According to her, the Japanese giant should market a brand new model of PS5 from April 2023which is about two and a half years after the original version was released in late 2020.
Our informant announces that it would be a Pro model, and not a “slim” version that we’ve been hearing about for several months now. If it is indeed a Pro model, it probably means that we can expect a performance boost from the console, and therefore to a new chip signed AMD. However, it is still too early to know what to expect in terms of power.
The PS5 Pro would be entitled to a whole new cooling system
In addition to increased performance, the source reveals that the main novelty of the Pro version would be in terms of cooling. The PS5 is currently cooled using a liquid metallic compound, which has recently been the subject of controversyas well as a fan.
However, Sony should replace this system on the new generation by liquid cooling, or “watercooling”, which is usually found in some gaming PCs. We can therefore expect better heat management, which will not be a refusal to cool the console if the chip is more powerful. A cooling change could also mean a design change, but again, we’ll have to wait for more on that.
The PS5 Pro should not overshadow the PS5
While waiting for the arrival of the new model, Sony could sell off its PS5 stocks. let’s remember that Sony had recently claimed that the food shortage was now over, and it should be easier for you to get a copy. Nevertheless, the two models should not compete with each other and could coexist for quite a while, as was the case with the PS4 and PS4 Pro. Above all, it is highly likely that the PS5 Pro will be sold much more expensive 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 would then find ourselves in the same scenario as the PS5 when it was released in 2020.
Finally, last downside: if a PS5 Pro or a slim version were to be marketed soon, it is probably through a State-Of-Play that the Japanese firm will announce it, as it usually does. . And no event of this kind is planned for the moment, so we will have to take our troubles patiently…