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*LATEST* PS5 Pro release date prediction, possible PS5 Pro price & specs

Could the PS5 Pro actually happen? It's looking more and more likely a mid-gen upgrade is coming

Updated: Sep 28, 2022 8:31 am
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The PS5 is one of the most successful consoles of all time, with demand never appearing to slow down.

While many PlayStation fans assumed a mid-generation upgrade was on the cards, there was still a lot of uncertainty around what that upgrade would look like, or if it would even happen.

Well, the good news is potentially here… maybe.

According to TCL, Sony and Microsoft are going to unveil the new consoles sometime next year.

PPE was at the press conference where TCL, a TV manufacturer, presented its ideas in preparation for the next generation of consoles.

Of course, Gen 9.5 is a mid-gen upgrade, something we are accustomed to with each launch, and this leak gives fire to the already circling rumors around what is coming next.

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 Source: PPE

A new Xbox Series X/S and PS5 that are capable of 8K seems a little ahead of their time but TCL expects 8K capable devices could be unveiled, with the RX 7700XT GPU shown on the presentation slide.

Will the masses be able to take advantage of 8K?

The cost of an 8K TV or monitor is quite high, so a mid-gen upgrade in 2023 sounds pretty bold.

TCL mentioned that devices would be able to provide 60-120 FPS in 4K and output at 8K, which could all depend on what AMD’s FSR 2.0 upscaling brings to the table.

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Potential PS5 Pro release date

While the debate over whether or not we will see a mid-generation update this time around rages on, this presentation gives us hope.

Mid-gen upgrades are nothing new, however, with the PS4 for example, 4K gaming became accessible, therefore an upgrade made a lot of sense to bridge the gap with the current-gen of consoles. 

For the PS5 Pro, many believed the next step was obviously 8K and it appears it could be a correct call.

Hopefully, we get to see higher refresh rates with the Pro but until Sony makes an announcement, it is all still speculation.

Current predictions, along with the TCL presentation slide put the PS5 Pro release date at late 2023.

PS5 Pro price prediction

The price of the PS5 Pro is another unknown but looking back we saw the PS4 Pro launch at $399.

With the rumored upgrades we can only speculate the price of the Pro but you can safely assume it will cost more than the original disc version.

This could potentially put the PS5 Pro at around $600-$700.

PS5 Pro specs prediction – what upgrades are rumored?

We expect most areas of the PS5 Pro to surpass the original, otherwise, the potential price simply wouldn’t be worth it. 

CNET speculated that the processor could see a boost, possibly utilizing an AMD Zen 4 and RDNA 3 CPU/GPU partnership.

This extra power could bring about the performance improvements we heard YouTuber RedGamingTech speculate, with up to two and a half times boost in ray tracing titles.

Ideally, this would also mean we could see upscaled 4K at 120 FPS, native 4K at 60 FPS with solid ray-tracing effects, and a bolster in storage space.

Additionally, with the upcoming PSVR 2, some extra horsepower wouldn’t go amiss as the PSVR 2 specs are looking pretty demanding so far.

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PS5 Pro concept

Concept Creator introduces his take on how the PS5 Pro may look

Would the PS5 Pro release be worth the upgrade?

If the rumors surrounding the PS5 Pro turn out true and the performance boost is more than double in ray-tracing, then yes.

If the console is the top-end of let’s say, $700, it will offer unrivaled performance for the price.

No gaming PC or alternative could match that value for money.

This all depends on your needs, as the current PS5 ticks a lot of boxes, including 4K gaming.

If you are someone who always wants the very best, plus are lucky enough to be able to afford an 8K TV/ monitor, the Pro becomes a very attractive mid-gen upgrade.

For the majority who already own a PS5, the speculated upgrade probably isn’t worth it.

The PS5 is one of the most successful consoles of all time, wiping the floor with the Xbox Series X despite constant stock shortages.

The demand for the PS5 doesn’t appear to be slowing down and a potential PS5 Pro release date could see that interest spike.

For gaming in 4K, there are no options better than the PS5 but if the rumors surrounding the PS5 Pro are true, the Pro variant would be on everyone’s wishlist.

Everything PS5 Pro-related is just rumored at this point but looking at previous generations, the upgrade and speculated launch date feels logical.

Whether the rumors are true or not, this is an exciting concept, with the PS5 possibly coming with greater 4K upscaling ability.

Before a mid-gen upgrade Pro variant, we usually see a ‘PS5 Slim’ model. The PS4 Pro was a successful mid-gen upgrade, however, the demand was nothing like it is has been for the PS5.

VR and 8K gaming could take the PS5 Pro into the next generation

Virtual reality’s popularity is heating up and it makes a lot of sense that the next iteration of PlayStation will feature hardware improvements for VR.

Sony’s PSVR 2 is likely to land way before any new console is even teased but if Sony is going to compete with the big VR players, they are going to need a powerful console capable of much more.

With 8K gaming clearly on the horizon for many platforms, we may see Sony try and upgrade with the latest CPU and GPU hardware coming for Q4 this year.

PS5 Pro FAQs

Would the PS5 Pro release be worth the upgrade?

If the rumors surrounding the PS5 Pro turn out true and the performance boost is more than double in ray-tracing, then yes. No gaming PC or alternative could match that value for money. If you are someone who always wants the very best, plus are lucky enough to be able to afford an 8K TV/ monitor, the Pro becomes a very attractive mid-gen upgrade.

When is the PS5 Pro coming out?

Current predictions, along with the TCL presentation slide possibly put the PS5 Pro release date at late 2023.

PS4 Pro release date

The PS4 Pro launched on November 10th, 2016, which was a few days over exactly three years from the original.

This amount of time gives the developers a chance to boost performance and create something that would be worth an upgrade.

By the time of the speculated PS5 Pro release date will stock shortages and global issues be over?

We don’t know but things are heating up and will Microsoft respond with their own mid-gen release?

Until an official announcement, we won’t know if a PS5 Pro is actually coming to shelves. Our eyes and ears are peeled.

The PS4 Pro launched offering gamers 4K gaming, so will the PS5 Pro possibly offer 8K?

This is the question on everyone’s lips but how useful a PS5 capable of 8K gaming would be is another entirely. Would there be any games to support this?

Would players bother if they couldn’t afford an 8K TV? Regardless, it’s incredible to see how far the console has come.

Will Sony keep the PS5 design for the Pro version? Could the Pro be a more powerful PS5 Slim model? Only time will tell.

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