If in the past the launch of PS4 Pro and Xbox One X was necessary, today PS5 Pro and Xbox Series X Pro are not.
Until today, even though there is still no accurate information from the two giants Sony and Microsoft about PS5 Pro or Xbox Series Are these upgrades needed?
First let’s consider the birth situation of PS4 Pro and Xbox One X
Although the PS4 and Xbox systems have had certain successes in terms of revenue, it cannot be denied that they were quite unlucky in choosing their launch time. In 2023, although 4K and HDR will begin to appear, both Sony and Microsoft believe that with the speed of technology development at that time, it will be necessary by the time their 8th system launches that technology will be available. This is just becoming popular, not to mention the possibility that this is just a temporary wave like the boom period of 3D content. But not long after that, 4k and HDR became popular incredibly quickly, along with a series of advances in gaming technology, causing the PS4 and Xbox One models to gradually fall behind. in recreating images in the most cunning and realistic way. For that reason, it is necessary to release a more powerful version (PS4 Pro and Xbox Series X) to meet the entertainment needs of high-end customers. Devices with more accessible prices (PS4 Slim, Xbox Series S) to serve affordable customers or those who just need an entertainment machine without paying much attention to graphics are extremely necessary. real.
What about the case of PS5 Pro and Xbox Series X Pro?
Actually, up to now, partly due to the impact of the pandemic, the development and coverage of new technologies is still quite slow, typically with 8k resolution and 120hz to 144hz refresh rate. Even though both have begun to make their first steady progress, 120hz/144hz is still only popular among the gaming community, and for 8k, currently there are few TVs and supporting content. support, but to experience 8k resolution in the most vivid way, we need large-sized TV models and this also greatly reduces the number of potential customers for the above two systems.
So we won’t need these Mid Gen upgrades, right?
Actually, it’s not entirely like that, it’s true that new technologies, especially the visual side of the gaming industry, are not really popular yet, but it’s not impossible, especially for those who own devices that meet these requirements. The above requirements are all extremely potential customers. Not to mention upgrading hardware at the present time will help meet long-term needs in maintaining the appeal of gaming machines because in the remaining half of the life cycle, who knows what will happen? What advances have there been in gaming technology and at that time it was impossible to force gamers to buy a PS5 Pro or Xbox Series X Pro when the next generation of gaming consoles were only 2-3 years away. So essentially you and I may not have a need for these upgrades, but Sony and Microsoft will need them to serve their own purposes.
When will PS5 Pro or Xbox Series X Pro be announced?
According to sources leaked from famous leakers, Sony’s PS5 Pro launch time will range from Q4 2023 to Q2 2024 with the price currently still in question, many people think they are is considering the moves of Nintendo and Microsoft when Nintendo’s new system promises to overthrow many of the previous limitations of the old system.