Sony To Launch PlayStation 5 Pro This Year Based On AMD RDNA3 Architecture

Sony is preparing to unveil a Pro version of the PlayStation 5 console, as suggested by an analyst interviewed by CNBC. This revelation coincides with earlier leaks and is influenced by a reduction in sales projections for the current PlayStation 5 console, dropping from 25 million to 21 million for the year. The company foresees a gradual decrease in sales for the upcoming year.

Announcing the console during the upcoming holiday season, approximately three years after the anticipation leading to the reveal of the PlayStation 4 Pro, would be ideal.

Another favorable factor for this announcement is the imminent launch of Grand Theft Auto 6, anticipated by many analysts to significantly impact the entire gaming market. This also serves as an excellent opportunity to introduce upgraded consoles that can deliver top-notch quality and performance for this highly anticipated title.

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As per earlier reports, Sony is developing a processor featuring 60 Compute Units, presumably utilizing the AMD RDNA3 architecture. The processor could potentially incorporate up to 64 processors, but a portion may be disabled to ensure optimal yields and maintain the desired level of console availability.

Further details indicate that the PlayStation 5 Pro might include 16 GB of GDDR6 memory with a speed of 18 Gbps. Earlier leaks had indicated a potential release date in November.

There seems to be a broad consensus in the game industry that Sony is indeed preparing a launch of a PS5 Pro in the second half of 2024,”

Serkan Toto, CEO of Tokyo-based games consultancy Kantan Games

Source: CNBC