As we previously reported, it becomes increasingly evident that Sony has given up on the prospect of launching a PlayStation 5 Pro, instead focusing only and only on the development of its main competitor's next generation console.
Given the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the market, it makes sense! Something that not only hampered manufacturing, a phenomenon that is still felt in several countries, but also increased the cost of raw materials of any technological product.
Sony has yet to sell enough PlayStation 5 consoles to contemplate a 'Pro' console. Nonetheless, component costs remain high, and hence, launching a PS5 Pro would always cost prohibitive (it was no accident that Sony raised the price of the PS5 last summer!).
A further problem is that Sony may abandon plans for the PS5 Slim, which would be better known only and only by its original name, PlayStation 5.
Therefore, the PlayStation 5 Pro was put in the drawer, and apparently, despite the fact that Sony intends to develop a new PlayStation 5, there are no plans to use the name 'Slim' for the same reason!
Sony is planning to release the new console as an add-on, likely for €99, to simplify manufacturing.
The external reader will not work in the current PlayStation 5 version, according to what has been released.
Also, what do you think about all of this? Did you want a Pro version and a Slim version, or do you like Sony's current strategy? Do you agree with our findings?