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Microsoft is rumored to be releasing two next-generation Xbox Scarlett models in stores next winter, including a more affordable disc-less model, but Sony may have something up their sleeves as well in the form of a PS5 Pro. This console was first mentioned back in September when Japanese journalist Zenji Nishikawa stated that a Pro model would be revealed at the same time as the PS5. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sony’s Executive Vice President of Hardware Engineering and Operation Masayasu Ito addressed the PS5 Pro in an interview with Game Informer stating that in the past, the cycle for a new platform was 7 to 10 years, but in view of the very rapid development and evolution of technology, it’s really a six to seven-year platform cycle.
Then we cannot fully catch up with the rapid development of the technology, therefore our thinking is that as far as a platform is concerned for the PS5, it’s a cycle of maybe six to seven years. But doing that, a platform lifecycle, we should be able to change the hardware itself and try to incorporate advancements in technology. That was the thinking behind it, and the test case of that thinking was the PS4 Pro that launched in the midway of the PS4 launch cycle,” added Ito.