PS6, not PS5 Pro? Sony can think of it!
More than two years after the release of its third-generation console, the PlayStation 5, Sony may be looking at the future differently than many gamers expected up until then. After a huge stock shortage, led by Covid-19, which has seriously tainted this generation of consoles for many reasons, a particularly reliable source recently mentioned that the second generation of the PlayStation 5 could see the light of day in the relatively near future. Not excluding the faster-than-expected arrival of the PlayStation 6.
Next-gen PS5 by 2024?
The rumor comes from him Tom Henderson, a particularly well-known source in terms of all kinds of “leaks”: the future of PlayStation may rest on the new generation of PS5, which is on Sony’s side. While many have been expecting a “Pro” or even a “Slim” version of the latest generation of consoles until now, the manufacturer’s plans may be a little different this time around.
It’s over a few tweets Published this Monday, January 23, 2023, Tom Henderson actually believes we may have the right to a “2nd generation” PlayStation 5, based on the information he has at his disposal. According to him, the production of Sony’s last addition will be stopped by the end of 2023, thus giving preference to the deployment of a new model dedicated to it by April 2024, for marketing planned for September of that year: “About all the PS5 Pro/Slim rumors – I don’t think it’s Pro or Slim. From what I understand, this would be the “2nd generation” of the classic PS5. Production of the regular PS5 will end at the end of this year, and the new model will go on sale in April, with sales starting in September.“
This “new generation” of the PlayStation 5, according to Henderson, was completely similar to the first version. The real difference will be in manufacturing and shipping costs, allowing Sony to produce multiple consoles at once thanks to the removable hard drive. But make no mistake about it: if the price was lower than the PS5 due to the lack of a hard drive, buying the latter separately would make this new generation of PS5 equivalent in terms of price to what we already know. to users.
We’re talking reduced costs for the manufacturer here to make restocking easier and to make this console more affordable than ever, no more, no less, a point of view that this source advocates that “If there were other consoles in production with different prices and different features, Sony would not have discontinued the “1st Gen” PS5..”
PlayStation 6 is already talking about it!
There is no Slim or Pro for the PlayStation 5, these statements have to be seen to be believed. If you have to take them with giant tweezers as no information has been released by Sony yet, Tom Henderson has revealed another important item.
When talking about the possible arrival of the “Gen 2” PS5 Pro, he hardly feels it, given that he claims to have heard more about the PlayStation 6 than this Pro version: “As for whether this generation will have a Pro version, I’m not entirely sure. It seems that the “regular” version is not yet fully utilized and probably won’t hit the mass market until the end of the year. All I can say is that I’ve heard more about the PS6 than the PS5 Pro.“
If this statement is to be believed, the arrival of this second generation of PS5 could signal the very imminent end of this console in favor of the subsequent arrival of the PS6. Nothing is certain at the moment and once again this should be taken with a grain of salt, but this prospect may be interesting for fans of Sony consoles!