While Sony seems to be planning to launch at least two new versions of its PlayStation, in what should be a kind of PS5 Slim still during this 2023, and a PS5 Pro sometime in 2024, Microsoft seems to have adopted another strategy. . In fact, internally, the Xbox Series X is already seen as a Pro version of the console. Therefore, if there is already a Pro version, there is no need to release another one.
A Xbox Series X já é a Xbox Series Pro!? What the…
So, in case you didn’t know, several journalists have heard the phrase “Xbox Series X is a kind of Pro version, which is released right at the beginning of the generation.” At the time, the experts took it as a joke, but apparently, this was the idea. Microsoft’s most powerful console goes through the Pro version. This while the S version is the ‘Base’ version.
This is exactly why we won’t see an Xbox Series X Pro, or similar version, on the market. First, because launching a more powerful console than Series X would be an expensive exercise, and second, because it would mean that studios would have to develop for 3 different consoles within the same generation (Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series X). X Pro).
However, Sony, which also launched two consoles at the beginning of the generation, has more room to “invent”. Because, of course, the two consoles already released are based on the exact same base hardware. Even the PS5 Slim, which may arrive under a different name, while not being an actual ‘Slim’ version, will also be the exact same console, just thinner, lighter, and possibly cheaper. That is, with the “new” PS5 Slim, and the hypothetical PS5 Pro, Sony is left with only two hardware variations, and therefore, two variations of the potential level of performance.
In short, despite Microsoft’s strange strategy… Everything indicates that Sony was a little more intelligent in its approach to the new generation of consoles.