The quicker-than-expected uptake of 4K and HDR-capable TV sets drove demand for mid-gen upgrades for PS4 and Xbox One. Is the same need there for PS5 Pro and XSX Pro?
Do we need it? Probably not but it’s nice to have the option for better looking/performing games and enhanced RT.
If it was the same price or only slightly more expensive, I would consider trading in the OG PS5. But I would probably be more interested in just the Slim model, or if the Pro was a bit smaller than the OG. A bit like how Xbox One X was quite a svelte piece of kit compared to the 1980s VCR of OG Xbox One as well as able for 4K and HDR.
Options are always a good thing to have.
I’m sorry but no Developers can’t even take advantage of what we have at the minute and still feel they have a pinky finger wrapped around last gen The options would be meaningless as they wouldn’t be able to take advantage of those either, especially having to think about the base Gen consoles Also skipping a mid-gen console will allow people to be more taken back with next gen and how good it looks without the whole “preview show”
I believe we should get a performance ps5 more than a pro. 1440p @ 120fps with monitor support such as Ultrawide displays and for the fps enthusiast or those that want the far superior performance over 4K resolution. With software cheating being as bad as it is on pc in popular games… Would be nice to have a console step into its place for pc/monitor setups.
NO just no - how about the give us a sleak version instead and which is better with heat or how about they create a version which has proper legs so it can sit properly horizontally or how about they give us a version which has actual vent holes over the fan like the black face plates you can buy - i swear this is a joke they have not even taken advantage of the power we currently have properly vs throwing another piece of tech - so they have vr and pro pad and then the new pad for streaming - yet the actual base console is designed poor - look up the usb ports and hd ports on the back breaking due to heat out the rear - the console needs a revision but not with power but sleak and less heat etc this is the first gen i have had to buy those face plates with vent holes and a rear fan and also legs so it has clearance for heat - now the ps5 is super cool but should of been designed better with regards to heat and the ports at the back breaking due to heat - sony usually build great tech but the ps5 has been a downgrade - does not look very good looking and over heats and cant even sit properly horizontally as the stand included is trash
PS5 Pro or Xbox Series X Pro would delay next gen consoles. They should release next gen consoles in 2026-2027 and forget about the Pro consoles.
Next gen is just going to be a more powerful console anyways...
Have we seen any game take advantage of current consoles? So why do we need even better consoles when developers can’t take advantage of the current ones
Do we need another one of these articles saying do we need another pro? NO
"Probably not but it’s nice to have the option for better looking/performing games and enhanced RT" Bs propaganda! 4090 can´t even run current gen games at native 4k/30fps! Why would anyone want a new pro console which will most definitely perform even worse than 4080?
Switch over here releasing bangers like TotK and Pikmin 4 on something weaker than your smartphone. We don’t need a more powerful Xbox S/X or PS5 (especially since I just barely finally managed to buy one of each). We need developers to bring out more inventive, well crafted, and completed games that are finished on release date the way Nintendo releases their games. Queue the Sony drones thumbing this down even though it’s correct 😌 👍🏼
I would get a PS5 Pro. But I need a bit more time with my gorgeous PS5.
Are all your games 4k/60 without it? No? Then yes.
And 60 isn't even really the gold standard these days. More like silver at best.
I doubt they will be 4k 60 with it to
You may be right. Would it be worth spending hundreds more dollars to get like 45FPS instead of 30? Lol. That's a good point...
Can current gen games ALL hit a LOCKED 60 fps? No, very few can. So yes it's needed. 30 FPS games remains the standard even in current gen with these "next gen" machines.
I feel most can in performance mode
ps4 pro didn't turn 30fps games into 60fps games from leaks we know microsoft are due to release something new in 2025 and if that's true, sony will probably match anything that microsoft does
It helped up the rendering resolution and allowed for display of 4K and HDR in quite a few titles though. I think there was a 'turbo' mode that smoothed out games as well. PS4 Pro was a great upgrade, worth it in my opinion.
They're already struggling with some games. But I suppose that's more of the developers at fault as we can see Sony's first party doing completely fine.
Need? Subjective. It's already showing a few of games are struggling to hit 60. I understand why people are annoyed because they've only just got a new console, but it doesn't affect them in the slightest if it exists, they can still play all the games. But as a day one adopter, I'd personally love an option to get some more power. 7-8 years between consoles seems a long time now we've had a taste of a mid-gen upgrade.
Xbox can’t even consider a Pro model as the S exists and they won’t be able to use the power of a better console with the last gen Series S. It would hold the new machine back and already holding Series X back.
I understand if some don't want it but I would love the option. Since PS2, I have always done a slim refresh before my launch system gets a chance to bite the dust. Stronger hardware when I'm ready for a refresh is an added bonus. Plus, UE5 engine has these games running at 720p upscaled so I welcome it lol
We've just started abandoning last gen, plus the Rona delays. Honestly I feel like this gen actually needs to be extended. This feels more like we just passed year1 in comparison to what you usually see in every other generation. Just doesn't seem AS necessary as it did last gen when average display resolutions literally quadrupled mid gen