Ah, the rumoured PS5 Pro. Reports of this upgraded console really kicked into gear a couple of weeks back, with claims that the half-step console is already in development and could be targeting a 2024 release window.
Naturally, we wanted to know how PlayStation fans felt about this. After all, it feels like the PS5 is only just starting to hit its stride after its production cycle was battered and broken by the pandemic. We asked the Push Square community if 2024 is simply too early for a PS5 Pro, and opinions were actually a lot more divided than we expected.
We ran a poll here on the site that queried: "Do you think there'll be a PS5 Pro?", and the result was an almost even split. 57% said yes, and 43% said no. Over 1,400 votes were cast.
However, most fans aren't sold on the potential PS5 Pro actually launching as soon as next year. Although 20% reckon it'll drop in 2024, 37% went with 2025, and a further 10% said 2026. 2% went even further, with 2027 or beyond. If that's the case, then this generation is going to be very long!
The poll results make for some interesting reading, because they suggest that PlayStation fans are far from being completely sold on a potential PS5 Pro. Just assuming that the rumours turn out to be true, could we be looking at a bit of a backlash when Sony announces this thing? We suppose it all depends on the build up and how things stand in 2024, but it's a scenario that's worth thinking about.
What's your stance on PS5 Pro right now? Do you think your opinion could change if it does happen? Upgrade in the comments section below.
I don't think it'll happen but if it does I'll buy it day 1.
I'm too poor/lazy for a PC but I'll be dammed if I don't have the most powerful (and relevant) console in my possession at all times.
A PS5 pro seems unnecessary at this time. Developers are still embracing last generation too much to fully take advantage of next gen hardware. Sony could go another two years without a Pro model.
These consoles are much higher spec compared to last gen at release, plus there has basically been a 2 year delay on software being released for it, not to mention U5 is just releasing.
Most existing owners will be annoyed if their console is old gen before it gets going. However, I do think this will be a longer generation for the reasons given above. Maybe up to 10 years. So perhaps in 3 years a pro might come out.
It does somewhat depend on what rivals do, but Nintendo won’t release a powerhouse of course, and MS are investing everything into monopolising a burgeoning subscription market…
Considering we've only had like 3 or 4 actual current gen games I'd say it's pointless and stupid we still don't have a true taste of what a normal PS5 can do
I don't really know why we'd need to a PS5 Pro? We're only just getting to the end of the cross gen period. The standard PS5 plays games really well. What would it be for?
I wouldn't be surprised to see a slim version or a redesigned version with bigger storage. But I don't see the need for anything that plays games with better performance.
still say no.
the demand will be too low for production costs. Casuals wont get it. No selling point to them.
the cost of purchase Would be too high, most likely in excess of 700, people wont pay.
I could not care less I still don't see a lot of developers optimising for the PS5 that much.
PS4 Pro only came out due to HDR etc becoming a thing.
Each previous Playstation never had a 'Pro' only various 'slims' and we've already heard about the PS5 slimmer detachable drive version that's incoming.
Wouldn't be for me.
I mean, we are still putting out games for the last gen, have very few true PS5 experiences as it is, so why would we need a pro? There hasn't been the jump in display tech like there was last gen when 4k and HDR really picked up pace, so other than milking the paying punters, I can't see a real need for it.
I just flat out don’t want one any time soon, this generation hasn’t truly started yet. The “We believe in generations” quote has aged so well that we haven’t got a single completely new PS5 only exclusive since returnal (I’m not counting Forspoken). Unless Sony is buying square enix, we won’t have got a next gen Sony exclusive till Spider-Man 2 comes out. How could anyone possibly think we need a pro when the majority of developers haven’t made games exclusively for next gen, utilising the full power of the ps5 and Xbox series consoles. I want to see how these SSDs actually change they way games are designed. Many people have only just purchased a ps5 in the last year and a pro would be a middle finger to them. I got my second ps5 at the end of December after my launch model completely bricked in 2021 so there’s no way in hell I’m buying a pro at launch.
Na. Only buy 1 version each generation. Ride it to the end. Slim, Oled, PRO... I skip them all.
Day one buy for me. When you look at the recent games released, they already struggling to hit high res with steady frames.
I'll be honest, if this Pro version does turn out to be a real thing it would certainly put me off rushing out to buy a PS6 when that comes out.
This gen has already left a pretty sour taste in the mouth when they keep releasing cross gen games rather that PS5 exclusives.
With the benefit of hindsight it would have been better to wait a few years and pick up the Pro version. I'd still have be able to play most of the games I wanted too.
So far this Gen there's been very little to reward those that paid out all that Money in the beginning.
A Pro version to me personally is an insult
I don't care if they do or don't.
The way I see it right now is that a PS5 already costs $500 with the 'Specs' it has - any 'increase' in spec - more powerful GPU, CPU, faster RAM and/or more SSD Storage only adds to the cost.
Boosting GPU alone probably wouldn't impact frame rates or RT as CPU also needs to work 'harder/faster' per frame so I don't really know what they'd be looking to 'boost' with a 'Pro' console. With the PS4 era, an era when people were transitioning to 4k, they boosted the GPU to 'push' a higher native resolution better suited to 4k TV's. Maybe, it will do 4k/60/RT whereas base PS5 offers 4k/60 or 4k/30/RT but I wouldn't pay more than $500 for a Console to add 'RT' features in at 60fps instead of 30fps or feel that 60fps without RT suffers so much that I must buy a 'new' console just a few years later...
I can't say I wouldn't buy, its just that I can't see them adding 'enough' in and still keep the Price competitive to really make enough difference to justify upgrading. As I said, a PS5 is already 'expensive' with a 'Premium' console price tag - its not a $200 machine and therefore a Pro could possibly push $500 like last gen...
Nah, im enjoying my PSX, PS2, PS3 and PS4 Pro backlog of over 150 physical games& around 50 Digital Downloads. Maybe when I'm in retirement age and finished my catalogue.
I dont want one. So far we have only seen:
Ratchet and clank
Horizon burning shores (nxt month)
Last of Us pt 1
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves
And possibly 1 or 2 other next gen exclusive titles.
Until PS5/Series X only software is regularly being developed and last gen is left behind we have no idea how far the new tech can be pushed.
PS5 pro would be ridiculously premature in my opinion, and releasing it into the current economic climate seems daft.
Focus on making a revised, slimmer PS5 that draws less power as standard, and then revisit the pro discussion in 3 years time if the current tech cant handle what is needed
The big question. Why does it need to happen? There is hardly any games that fully utilize the PS5 right now
The PS5 is essentially just a PS4 Pro Pro at this point, so I guess that would make this a PS4 Pro Pro Pro
Diminishing returns at this point. Maybe it's because I'm kinda blind as it is, but I don't see how much better we can get graphically speaking.
I honestly find myself preferring and using performance modes to nail that smooth 60fps than higher and higher resolutions, which add less to the experience IMO.
And yeah, my PS5 is about six months old because it was nigh impossible to get one any sooner than that.
There are two issues with this article
1. Labeling as news with that headline made me think there might have one one announced.
2. The pole doesn’t ask whether we want one, but whether we think there will be one. There is some value in those thoughts, but the poll asked nothing about interest.
Give me a playstation branded high(ish) end PC equivalent (with more than one digital store) and I'm all in
I’m not sure what a pro would bring at this point, we certainly aren’t seeing the most out of the 5 yet and I can’t imagine what the price would be
As long as performance modes remain available in future PS5 games, I'm probably not gonna upgrade to a possible pro model.
I’d be more likely to think a PS5 Pro was coming if Sony had cared about the PS4 Pro console after more than 2 years just completely abandoning it. I really thought PS4 Pro would become the base model and they would drop the OG but why go to all of the trouble of coming up with a PS5 Pro only to drop it in 2 years?
What they should do is NOT have a PS5 Pro but continue to improve the PS5 for the same price. PS3 besides having 3 different models had about 5 or 6 different HDD sizes, something like 40, 60, 80, 120, 160, 320, 500. We all know the current PS5 SSD is just factually too small and the PS5 body is a big ole ugly wobbly eyesore. So let them continue to improve that with “slim” body models, smaller die size to lower heat, and other things which get the overall cost down so they can increase the SSD size to 2TB.
So not a PS5 Pro, but a PS5 2.0.
If it comes i welcome a ps5 pro.word up son
I personally don't mind playing at 4K and 30FPS, so I'll stick with my current PS5.
@rjejr Absolutely - I could see Sony abandoning the custom SSD and going for a stock 1TB NvME instead (probably work out cheaper) that can be upgraded in situ like the PS4 and PS3 before it. Some are faster then the PS5's stock drive now anyway so it would make sense.
Case needs a radical rethink and a crash diet - there is no need for that oversized & overweight case so I hope that the redesign will be easier on the eyes. Might even be available with a classic black case - you never know!
@sanderson72 It’s been years and they have other drives that officially work because the specs are high enough. In fact, that might have been part of the reason they went that route, in case others made bigger drives for a better price later down the road.
When they are putting out $200 dollar controllers, $600 headset, ps premium, and charged $70 for a remake and all PS5 games regardless of scope I absolutely believe it. Sony has been all about milking their fans for everything and a lot of blind consumers will buy it.
If I knew the PS4 Pro was coming out, I would've waited for it instead, so I decided to wait for the PS5 Pro, cause I can't afford both.
It would be nice if they just said whether they are or aren't gonna do it.
@sanderson72 I just bought and installed a 1TB Corsair SSD for $84 that I believe said it was 6200 when I tested it, which is faster than the PS5 standard SSD. I feel like if Sony called a company and said, hey I need 20 mil 2TB SSDs, they could probably get them cheaper than that.
Unless, and this is a big unless, they already preordered 50 mil 887GB SSDs 3 years ago, which seems like it would have been a stupid decision considering how fast computer tech advances. But when those 50m run out, 2TB all the way. Can't imagine any scenario where they would preorder more than 50m not knowing how PS5 would sell.
These may all be faster than the current drive. At least fast enough.
With 90% of titles also being on PS4 thus far, Sony really hasn't given much reason to own a base PS5. There's absolutely zero reason to consider a PS5 Pro or even PS6 at this point as they haven't delivered on the current system.
If there is one, I'd buy it but I won't like it, I'll do the same thing I did with the PS4, sell the standard and buy the pro...
@Atreus97 I got a gigabyte G5KD for less than 700 USD, I use it for game pass and steam. It has a RTX 3070 which is pretty solid for gaming. There are better options for gaming available now on laptop.
I’m probably in the minority here, but a great value-add feature for me would be full physical disc backward compatibility going all the way back to the PS1 (my original PS3 fat won’t live forever). I have amassed a sizable collection of disc-based games in nearly 30 years of supporting the PlayStation brand. I upgraded to a PS4 Pro when it was released to go along with my new 4K TV because that was a legitimate reason at the time (although I think Sony dropped the ball by not including a UHD disc player in that console). I digress. The improved specs of a PS5 Pro could be a less compelling reason this time around which is why I think Sony should sweeten the deal in other ways such as full physical disc BC, additional USB-C ports, larger SSD, etc. One PS to rule them all!
More 120 fps and 4K/60 games would always be a plus for me. I want the best of the best whilst staying with the playstation brand. For a fairly small upgrade fee I'd 100% get one.
Excuse me....the 90% of the games have graphics from other generations...and there is a lot of new games that reminds me Nokia 6210 era.
Why do we need a PS5.....PRO????
I rather have ps5 slim than pro, 1440p and 60 fps on most games is enough for me.
If it means not having to pick between “graphics” and “performance” modes, ie getting 4K/60fps/RT - all simultaneously - then I’d definitely bite!
I'm all for it. Would be nice to run games with ray traced option at 60fps with everything on, as well as run games on PSVR2 without having to use reprojection (looking at you GT7 & RE8).
Everyone else questioning why we need one can just keep their existing PS5s. No one gets hurt
I've been totally convinced that a PS5 Pro would not happen anytime soon simply because AMD cannot provide Sony with a viable SoC. But here is an interesting idea: what if the Pro is essentially the same hardware as the base PS5 except for 2 things:
1) Double the storage space, since SSDs have been plummeting in price.
2) An additional chip that would virtually double framerate through accelerated FSR3 frame generation.
That would potentially add little strain on developers and still offer twice the performance of the base model. And be sold at a reasonable price.
Food for thought.
This reminds me when Switch fans were getting all riled up over rumors of a Switch Pro, I think we all know how that turned out.
@JayJ Which year was that? 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022? Or the awkward year where people were positive the real switch pro would launch the year after OLED?
If it’ll do full rt at 60fps I’m Sold
Has anyone else been charged about 5 times for ps plus subscriptions today lol
The same thing that would've gotten me to buy the PS4 Pro is what would prompt me to pick up 5's iteration - if/when my PS5 dies. My original PS4 is still ticking - here's hoping the 5 lasts at least as long!!
I'll buy one sooner rather than later, just because...
But honestly, the software is hardly using the PS4 to it's potential, so it is a bit unnecessary.
Until Sony bluntly tells developers to stop making things for the PS4 it'll never release it's potential.
I don't know but I know if it came out I would buy it at launch. That's true if it comes out tomorrow or three years from now. Would be nice to have quality/raytracing features at 60 FPS. 30 FPS already feels last gen.
As much as I'd love to see a hypothetical PS5 Pro drop in 2024, it just seems more likely to release in 2025.
I still don't own a PS5 waiting patiently for the PRO to come out ....
Torn?? The only reason anyone would be torn is bc it took them a long time to find a ps5 or paid a lot to get one and now their console is about to be obsolete.
I've owned a PS5 since Christmas of last year and have so far played Astro, Elden Ring, GT Sport and Witcher 3. Those familiar with the mentioned games will immediately understand what the problem is here.
I'm certainly not committing to an upgraded PS5 until I'm actually convinced that getting one was worth it in the first place.
I've been waiting for PS5 Pro. For the time being I will stick on PC and PS4. There's only a handful of PS5 exclusive titles anyway, most games I played on PC.
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