Leaker Claims No Info on Potential PS5 Pro Hardware Refresh

He's heard more rumors about the PS6 instead of the Pro version.

A leaker has claimed that there is no word on a potential PS5 Pro hardware refresh for the PS5 console system.

Leaker Tom Henderson has recently shared new information about the upcoming PS5 with a detachable drive and other data related to it. Specifically, he claims that he has heard more about the next PlayStation console, the supposedly PS6 than the rumored PS5 Pro. He believes that there will be no PS5 Pro version at all in the future and the new PS5 console model that has been making rounds lately online is only a second generation of the base hardware. He claims this would largely reduce Sony’s production and shipping costs for the latest PlayStation console.

This second-generation model of the based PS5 console will replace the current version in stores later. Henderson believes it will take the place of the PS5 disc and digital versions of the console that got produced in 2020. He claims it will happen sometime in September 2023. No more two versions of the SKU, only singular since the disc drive will now be available as an optional accessory.

With the PS5 shortage now over, it just makes sense that SIE starts to produce the best version of its latest console. Making it available for everyone around the world, having only one model to produce to maximize production, and offering the detachable drive as an option for fans would be the best course of action for the company. With SIE’s earlier announcement of Asia and Japan’s PS5 supply going strong, it is a matter of time that the rest of the world will follow.

As CEO Jim Ryan said, “The PS5 shortage is over!”

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