While the PS5 has been out for just over 2 years now, Sony is now preparing to launch a brand new model, PlayStation 5 Pro (PS5 Pro). 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.
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 as early as April 2023 , about two and a half years after the release of the original version at the end of 2020.
Our informant announces that it would be a Pro model, and not a “Slim” version which we have been hearing about for several months now. If it is indeed a Pro model, it probably means that we can expect an increase in console performance , and therefore a new chip from AMD. However, it is still too early to know what to expect in terms of power.
WHOLE NEW COOLING SYSTEM:
In addition to increased performance, the source reveals that the main novelty of the Pro version would be at the level of cooling. The PS5 is currently cooled using a liquid metal compound, which has recently been the subject of controversy, as well as a fan.
However, Sony should replace this system on the new generation with 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.
While waiting for the arrival of the new model, Sony could sell off its PS5 stocks. Recall that Sony had recently said that the food shortage was now over , and that 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 after launch.
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.