No PS5 Pro, Sony planning PS6 and new PS5 model.
Rumors have been circulating that Sony may be releasing a PS5 Pro in the near future, but according to insider Tom Henderson, this is unlikely to happen. Henderson claims he’s heard more about the PlayStation 6 than any sort of PS5 Pro and believes Sony is aiming to reduce the number of PS5 models in order to ease production costs and complications.
Henderson has also mentioned that Sony will be releasing a new model of the PS5 this year. This model will feature a detachable disc drive, allowing Sony to focus on a single SKU rather than their current two models. This new PS5 won’t be thought of in terms of a Pro or a slim, as the overall aesthetics and size of the machine probably won’t change much.
Although Henderson has had the goods on Sony before, his claims should still be taken with a grain of salt. It’s unclear whether or not the PS5 Pro is something fans would be interested in, or if Sony would be better served focusing on getting maximum performance out of the current PS5 and continuing to streamline production.
At the end of the day, only time will tell whether or not Sony will release a PS5 Pro, or if they will focus on the PlayStation 6. It’s important to remember that the PlayStation 5 is only two years old, and there’s still a lot of potential for the current console. Regardless, Sony has a lot of potential to explore with the current PS5 and it will be interesting to see what they come up with in the near future.