- Oct 20, 2014
I don't really see a PS5 Pro happening. PS4 Pro only came out because 4k TVs started getting cheap right around the time there was a node shrink to 16nm, and the base PS4 was so woefully underpowered. Meanwhile PS5 is very strong hardware and I don't anticipate a big push to 8k TVs for a while. And node shrinks to 3nm might not give the cost per transistor savings we saw going from 28 nm (PS4) to 16 nm (PS4 Pro / PS4 Slim). That was Microsoft's justification for releasing the Series S, that they expect cost per transistor to not drop a while lot on 3nm.When do you guys think they'll release the PS5 Pro? I know Sony has already trademarked the name, but with the current chip shortage and supply chain issues still going on, I wonder if they'll hold off on any console revisions for a while. The PS4 Pro came out in 2016, three years after the base system, so Fall 2023 is probably the likely release date, but it could be later in 2024. I'm thinking of waiting till then to finally get one, since I still don't see them anywhere in stores. My Series X should hold me over till then, though.