The PS5 would be an entry-level next-gen console, the best specifications will be reserved for the PS5 Pro, whose early release seems essential to compete with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X.
Sony would, therefore, have decided to launch two new generation consoles at the end of 2020, with a PS5 Pro available at the same time as the PS5.
PS5 Pro vs Xbox Series X
The information comes from VFXVeteran, a user of the NeoGAF forum, whose account is certified as an “industry professional”. According to him, multiple insider sources agree that the PS5 Pro is the high-end solution from Sony, which will allow it to compete with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X.
As a reminder, the Xbox Series X has been confirmed with a power of 12 teraflops, against only 9.2 teraflops (supposedly) for the PS5. The latter would in fact be a low-cost option to the PS5 Pro that would rival or even exceed the Series X in terms of specifications.
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PS5 vs Xbox Series S
It was not necessarily in Sony’s initial plans to launch two consoles this early, but the Japanese group would have adapted to the strategy of Microsoft, which also plans to release two models at the end of the year. For now, the Redmond company has communicated only on the Series X, but a more affordable version (Series S) Would also be in plans.
Like the Series X, the PS5 Pro should, theoretically at least, allow to play in 8K and 4K 60 fps. But that no doubt means that the standard PS5 will be less interesting than previously thought, this existing essentially with the aim of launching a cheaper PS5 than the Xbox on the market, knowing that Sony is struggling to control costs of production of its console.
We should therefore witness a more complex range with this new generation, a trend that had already started with the PS4 and Xbox One, but not from their launch. The challenge behind this new tactic is to be the brand that is both the cheapest with its entry-level console and the most powerful with its premium machine.
I don’t think you are using “would” correctly. It reads like the correct wording is “should” or better yet “will.”
It’s certainly possible that they release two consoles. Just likes its possible they’re struggling to keep costs down. However, I think people need to stop believing ‘insiders.’ Even ‘sound’ claims like Sony struggling to keep costs down is laughable when they’re citing consumer costs to validate it.
This doesn’t make any sense to have the low end sku (ps5) to be an almost 10tf 500$ console. The build cost is something like 470$ for it apparently. All of this makes Sony look completely desperate if it’s true because it clearly wasnt their plan until they heard MS is doing 2 and it doesn’t really put them in a much better position from a business perspective to have an expensive console and an even more expensive console. The low end one is supposed to be affordable, like 3-400$ at the most. This would also mean the pro is at least 600$ and the series x could very well be only 500$ for an equally powered console. Either that or they’ll take a huge loss on both of them at 400 and 500 respectively. Also they’ll not have a mid gen refresh if they release the pro now, all for something Sony fans And Sony claim doesn’t matter, to have more power.
No, because it’s a supposed existence. It’s not confirmed. So if it were to exist “it would..”