It’s no surprise that Sony will be releasing a Pro version of the PlayStation 5, but YouTuber and hardware leaker Moore’s Law Is Dead claims to have a very good idea of when it’ll be released. According to Moore’s, the PS5 Pro will almost definitely be released in late 2023 or 2024, which isn’t too long of a wait for PlayStation fans who still haven’t been able to get their hands on a PS5 or PS5 Digital model and are willing to remain patient.
Moore’s unfortunately can’t confirm anything about the PS5 Pro’s specifications, but he has provided plenty of speculation regarding the potential performance of the revised console. One theory is that Sony might be leaning toward a console that can actually be marketed as a true 8K gaming device, although it’s unclear how PlayStation engineers might pulled that off even with techniques such as checkerboard rendering.
There is also speculation that a PS5 Pro capable of 8K gaming would cost upward of $600 to $700. That would be a substantial increase over the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition, which carry MSRPs of $399 and $499, respectively. Ultimately, it’s unclear how Sony might spec the revised machine based on how poorly the PS4 Pro sold in comparison to the standard model; the PS5 Pro may only see a minor performance increase for cost reasons.
Sony surprised PlayStation 4 owners in September 2016 when it announced that it would be releasing a more powerful variant called the PS4 Pro. The PS4 Pro superseded the original with an upgraded GPU and higher CPU clock rate, allowing for higher resolutions and frame rates in select games.
Source: Moore’s Law Is Dead