Is there a PS5 Pro?
Best answer: No, there is not a PS5 Pro. At least not yet. Sony has only revealed the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition consoles with no indication that a PS5 Pro system is in the works. That doesn't mean it's impossible to release years down the line, but you shouldn't expect one anytime soon, if at all.
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How many PS5 consoles are there?
Right now, Sony has officially confirmed two PS5 consoles, the base PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition. The only difference between the two appears to be the lack of a disc drive in the PS5 Digital Edition. Other than that, their specs and capabilities remain the same.
Will there be a PS5 Pro?
Not at this moment. There's no reason for PlayStation to release a PS5 Pro when its PS5 is already quite powerful. It might not stack up to the Xbox Series X in terms of GPU power, but it's nothing to sneeze at.
If Sony does release a PS5 Pro, it likely won't be for another few years. And considering the wrench that the global pandemic threw into plans already in motion, any possible PS5 Pro console could be even further away than we realize.
What about the PS4 Pro?
The PS4 Pro was released in 2016, three years after the initial release of the PS4. It featured an upgraded CPU and GPU capable of 4K gaming, and more than doubled its teraflops, from 1.84 to 4.2. This does set a precedent that Sony would eventually release an even more powerful PS5 Pro, but I wouldn't hold your breath.
The PS5 already features 10.28 teraflops at a variable frequency and can support 4K/60 FPS gaming.
For when you don't know what to play just yet
With the PS5 set to be backward compatible, you can feel comfortable buying PS4 games right now and knowing you'll be able to play them on Sony's next-gen machine. Though the company is still working to ensure all games work properly through backward compatibility, Sony plans to have almost all 4,000 PS4 games playable on PS5.
Get your hands on it before it sells out
The PS5 isn't available for preorder just yet, but a few retailers are letting fans sign up for notifications, so they don't miss out. While it's unknown at this time what the PS5 will cost, you should expect to pay more than what the PS4 launched at. Thankfully, the Digital Edition will probably cost less than its counterpart.
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Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.