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PlayStation 5 Pro rumor reveals performance details, potential release window

By Christian Imperio Published Mar 24, 2022 3:37 pm Updated Mar 24, 2022 3:56 pm

A new rumor about Sony’s latest console has resurfaced online, claiming that the Japanese tech company is aiming to release a more potent version of PlayStation 5 next year.

In a YouTube video, RedGamingTech claimed that Sony is targeting a 2023 release date for the rumored PlayStation 5 Pro, adding that a 2024 release window is also being considered.

Additionally, the video also made several claims about the rumored console’s technical details including improved CPU and ray tracing performance. Aside from that, the video also suggests that the still unconfirmed console will feature better PlayStation VR 2 integration.

Of course, it’s worth noting that the video should be taken with a grain of salt since Sony hasn’t confirmed the existence of the PlayStation 5 Pro.

The claim, however, appears to be in line with the release gap between the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro, which made its debut in November 2016, three years after the launch of the base version of the PlayStation 4 in 2013.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been in short supply ever since it was launched almost two years ago. The stock situation has been attributed to the global shortage of semiconductors, which hampered the production of several game consoles.

In January, Bloomberg reported that Sony will produce more PlayStation 4 consoles this year in a bid to fill the scarce supply of its flagship PlayStation 5 console.

The news outfit said that although there's no official announcement that the company would discontinue the PlayStation 4, sources said that "it had previously planned to discontinue assembly at the end of 2021"

The report claimed that the company’s strategy “would add about a million PS4 units this year to help offset some of the pressure on the company’s PS5 production, a figure that will be adjusted in response to demand.”

In 2021, Japanese gaming news outlet GameWatch reported that Sony Interactive Entertainment discontinued the production of the PS4 Slim (CUH-2000 series) and the top-spec PS4 Pro (CUH-7000 series) while the original PS4 (CUH-1000 series) model is already out of production.

Meanwhile, Sony, according to an earlier report by Bloomberg, said the stock situation of PlayStation 5 may not stabilize at least until this year as the demand for the console continues to surge worldwide.

“I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand,” chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki reportedly said at a briefing.