A recent leak claims that Sony is developing not one, but two PlayStation 5 consoles for the end of 2020.
According to a NeoGaf user, VFXVeteran (who has privately vetted their industry experience with the NeoGaf staff), he heard that Sony plans to release a base model of 9 teraflops, while the second is a step up from that.
This higher end (I’m just going to dub it “PS5 Pro” for the time being) model has no report yet as to exactly how high end it is. It is, however, rumoured to be able to compete with the Xbox Series X, so it will likely be at the least a twelve-teraflop model, or higher.
While the base model of the PS5 reportedly may be priced around $470 (RM1,970.00), their higher end “PS5 Pro” may cost around $600 (RM2,520). For comparison, the PS4 Pro costs $399 (RM1,949.00) since launch.
There isn’t a release date for the model either (neither is there one for the base PS5 model), but it is possible that the “PS5 Pro” will release alongside the PS5.
From a business standpoint, this makes sense. Much like what Nintendo has done last year with its Nintendo Switch models, Sony is providing options to gamers for a model that best suits them (well, their budget, really).
I’ve personally not bothered with the PS4 Pro since I already have the base PS4 model, but its mostly also because I did not want to spend that extra cash on what I believe to be a minor upgrade when a next-generation model was on the way.
However, if this higher end “PS5 Pro” model proves true, I just may decide to save more money to buy that over the base model, though I’ll have to wait until they’re officially announced to make a better decision.