The PS4 Pro will hit retailers in less than a month. Its success could determine the release date of the long-rumored PS5.
Sony has been reiterating to fans that the upcoming console is not the PS5. It is simply a PS4 with slightly better specs.
In a recent interview with Game Front via Segment Next, PlayStation marketing chief Jim Ryan said sales of the PS4 Pro could heighten the expectations for the PS5. Sony will know for sure two months after the PS4 Pro’s November 10 release.
“We are doing something [that] has never been done before in the industry, and even if we view it from a logical point of view, will it be successful?” Ryan mused. “We are still two months following the launch away to know whether we will actually be successful.”
As its name implies, the PS4 Pro is an upgraded version of the original 2013 console. It offers higher-quality graphics and video playback by having twice as much GPU power.
The upcoming console sports the same eight-core AMD Jaguar x86-64 processor as the PS4. There’s a significant change in the GPU department, as per IGN.
While the PS4 features the AMD Radeon 1.84 TFLOPs GPU, the PS4 Pro is equipped with the faster AMD Radeon 4.2 TFLOPs GPU. The higher-ended graphics processor allows users to stream their favorite games and videos in 4K resolution.
Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida told Tech Radar that the arrival of the PS5 was a question of “if” rather than “when.” He could be pertaining to the success of the PS4 Pro. PlayStation junkies need to wait until early 2017 to know if the console exceeded Sony’s sales expectations.
As for the rumored specs of the PS5, it will likely have 4K resolution as its standard display output. A massive improvement in processing power is also to be expected.
Trusted Reviews hopes that the PS5 will deliver consistent 60 fps gameplay. That’s one aspect most PS4 and Xbox One titles fail to achieve.