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Do We Even Need PS5 Pro or Xbox Series X Pro?

The quicker-than-expected uptake of 4K and HDR-capable TV sets drove demand for mid-gen upgrades for PS4 and Xbox One. Is the same need there for PS5 Pro and XSX Pro?

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Jin_Sakai222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

Do we need it? Probably not but it’s nice to have the option for better looking/performing games and enhanced RT.

PrimeVinister222d ago

If it was the same price or only slightly more expensive, I would consider trading in the OG PS5. But I would probably be more interested in just the Slim model, or if the Pro was a bit smaller than the OG.

A bit like how Xbox One X was quite a svelte piece of kit compared to the 1980s VCR of OG Xbox One as well as able for 4K and HDR.

GrizzliS1987221d ago

I’d like an option to not have to choose between graphics or performance every dam time. If the pro allows for both, I might even replay all the games I had to choose between one or the other. Witcher 3, Valhalla, ratchet, to name a few

darthv72222d ago

Options are always a good thing to have.

-Foxtrot222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

I’m sorry but no

Developers can’t even take advantage of what we have at the minute and still feel they have a pinky finger wrapped around last gen

The options would be meaningless as they wouldn’t be able to take advantage of those either, especially having to think about the base Gen consoles

Also skipping a mid-gen console will allow people to be more taken back with next gen and how good it looks without the whole “preview show”

wolf581221d ago (Edited 221d ago )

Well right now developers using fsr to hit 60
Lord of the fallen runs at 1080p and immortals of avenue at 720p to hit 60...hell too many games cant hit 4k native and 60 and its not all developers fault...from the start we saw the potential of these machines...
I will definitely go and buy xboxsx pro and ps5 pro if it is to play
Starfield atleast at 2k/60
Lord of the fallen 2k/60 with RT
SPIDERMAN 2 2k/60 full RT
Grand turismo 7 4k/60 but with RT
Forza motorsport 4k/60 with RT
Imagine Horizon forbidden west with full RT or the new star was survivor that to hit 60 developers forced to cut resolution to half and the whole RT concept plus some withdraws...respawn studios worked months to give a decent performance mode...
And there iare so many next gen games coming out that cry out for a refreshment...

RaiderNation221d ago

"Developers can’t even take advantage of what we have at the minute"

Not to play devils advocate but, unless you're a developer who's worked on these dev kits, how do you know this?

Rude-ro222d ago

I believe we should get a performance ps5 more than a pro.
1440p @ 120fps with monitor support such as Ultrawide displays and for the fps enthusiast or those that want the far superior performance over 4K resolution.
With software cheating being as bad as it is on pc in popular games…
Would be nice to have a console step into its place for pc/monitor setups.

LonDonE222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

NO just no - how about the give us a sleak version instead and which is better with heat or how about they create a version which has proper legs so it can sit properly horizontally or how about they give us a version which has actual vent holes over the fan like the black face plates you can buy - i swear this is a joke they have not even taken advantage of the power we currently have properly vs throwing another piece of tech - so they have vr and pro pad and then the new pad for streaming - yet the actual base console is designed poor - look up the usb ports and hd ports on the back breaking due to heat out the rear - the console needs a revision but not with power but sleak and less heat etc this is the first gen i have had to buy those face plates with vent holes and a rear fan and also legs so it has clearance for heat - now the ps5 is super cool but should of been designed better with regards to heat and the ports at the back breaking due to heat - sony usually build great tech but the ps5 has been a downgrade - does not look very good looking and over heats and cant even sit properly horizontally as the stand included is trash

lelo2play222d ago

PS5 Pro or Xbox Series X Pro would delay next gen consoles.
They should release next gen consoles in 2026-2027 and forget about the Pro consoles.

Einhander1972221d ago

Next gen is just going to be a more powerful console anyways...

neutralgamer1992222d ago

Have we seen any game take advantage of current consoles? So why do we need even better consoles when developers can’t take advantage of the current ones

Northpoint221d ago

1st parties will always perform well with the current PS5 but a pro model will allow more improved options and will take advantage of multi-plat/3rd party games.

PrimeVinister221d ago

Spider-Man Miles Morales in Fidelity Mode was a 9th-gen. spectacle in the early days

Ratchet and Clank looks incredible.

Spider-Man 2 will definitely step it up a bit as well.

blackblades221d ago

Do we need another one of these articles saying do we need another pro? NO

Obscure_Observer221d ago

"Probably not but it’s nice to have the option for better looking/performing games and enhanced RT"

Bs propaganda! 4090 can´t even run current gen games at native 4k/30fps! Why would anyone want a new pro console which will most definitely perform even worse than 4080?

Nintentional221d ago

Switch over here releasing bangers like TotK and Pikmin 4 on something weaker than your smartphone. We don’t need a more powerful Xbox S/X or PS5 (especially since I just barely finally managed to buy one of each). We need developers to bring out more inventive, well crafted, and completed games that are finished on release date the way Nintendo releases their games.

Queue the Sony drones thumbing this down even though it’s correct 😌 👍🏼

S2Killinit221d ago

I would get a PS5 Pro. But I need a bit more time with my gorgeous PS5.

fr0sty221d ago

To be able to have PSVR2 feature full native resolution on all titles, 120hz, and options to enable ray tracing, yes, it is needed.

fr0sty220d ago

PS5 can't even hit 4K 60 on all games, and VR requires that to be rendered twice, once per eye... even with foveated rendering, it still consumes far more resources than PS5 has to offer to do VR at 4K resolution at framerates above 60fps, so you either have to seriously dumb down the graphics to hit native resolution at 90/120fps, or you have to use frame reprojection. PS5 Pro wouldn't even completely eliminate the need for it, but you could probably get away with reprojecting 90fps to 120 instead of 60 to 90.

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crazyCoconuts222d ago

Are all your games 4k/60 without it? No? Then yes.

Number1TailzFan222d ago

And 60 isn't even really the gold standard these days. More like silver at best.

Profchaos221d ago

I doubt they will be 4k 60 with it to

crazyCoconuts221d ago

You may be right. Would it be worth spending hundreds more dollars to get like 45FPS instead of 30? Lol. That's a good point...

Vengeance1138222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

Can current gen games ALL hit a LOCKED 60 fps? No, very few can. So yes it's needed. 30 FPS games remains the standard even in current gen with these "next gen" machines.

Profchaos221d ago

I feel most can in performance mode

Neonridr221d ago

I doubt even the next machines will hit 60fps locked @ 4K.