Upgraded PS5 Pro Planning to Be the Best Place to Play GTA 6 1
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Murmurs of an upgraded PS5 Pro have been rumbling for some time now, and analysts are certain it’ll arrive some time later this year. The souped-up system is being billed as the best place to play the hotly anticipated GTA 6, which is scheduled to release some time next year. It’s expected the new hardware will complement the existing console, offering optional performance upgrades for those willing to invest in it, much like with the PS4 Pro.

“There seems to be a broad consensus in the game industry that Sony is indeed preparing a launch of a PS5 Pro in the second half of 2024,” said Serkan Toto of Tokyo-based consultancy firm Kantan Games. “And Sony will want to make sure to have a great piece of hardware ready when GTA 6 hits in 2025, a launch that will be a shot in the arm for the entire gaming industry.”

There’s been much hand-wringing in the industry this week over PlayStation’s financials. The Japanese giant was forced to revise its PS5 sales forecasts, down from an ambitious 25 million units to 21 million, which it should be noted is still an extraordinarily high number. Worse, while its revenue is record-breaking, its profit margins are getting slimmer and slimmer, which has become a cause of concern for investors.

Whether or not introducing a new piece of hardware will help with that remains to be seen, although analysts aren’t expecting any PS5 price cuts, which means an upgraded model would likely come in with a cost a lot higher than the current unit. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of advantages the PS5 Pro provides, and whether consumers deem it worthy of the upgrade.

[source cnbc.com]