The PlayStation 5 pro may hit the markets as early as April 2023. Sony may unveil the upgraded PS5 model first and skip or more likely delay the launch of the rumored PS5 slim, according to a report.
Quoting insider information from reliable sources, PhonAndroid reported that a PlayStation 5 pro is in the works and could launch as early as April 2023, nearly two and a half years after the launch of the base PlayStation 5 in 2020.
The report claims the upgraded console will be powered by a more powerful AMD RDNA3 chip compared to the previous custom RDNA2 processor. Sony is even considering to equip the PlayStation Pro with a PC-esque liquid cooling system for more efficient heat dissipation.
The new liquid cooling will certainly offer better heat dissipation compared to the cooling the current base model which packs a liquid metal compound, paired with a cooling fan.
Enhanced cooling means the console’s GPU won’t get throttled in demanding games will run more smoothly. However, it may also mean that Sony may go for a design change to accommodate liquid cooling.
The report adds that Sony might sell off its PS5 stock before the arrival of the PS5 Pro. The new model is also expected to be significantly more expensive than the base version. In addition, the PS5 Pro might not be produced in sufficient numbers due to the current equipment shortage.
However, all these leaks should be taken with a grain of salt as Sony has not yet confirmed a PS5 Pro or a PS5 slim.
The Japanese tech giant is expected to unveil the next iteration of the iconic console series at its next State of Play event.