Report: Sony to focus on PlayStation 6 release ahead of PlayStation 5 Pro

Sony are reportedly having challenges with the PS5 sales

GAMING Report: Sony to focus on PlayStation 6 release ahead of PlayStation 5 Pro

David Ben 16:47 - 28.01.2023

The Japanese video gaming giants will reportedly focus on a new generation console rather than an upgrade of the PS5.

Fans have continued to anticipate the prospect of the PlayStation 6 finally being released.

Most gamers are most likely resigned to the fact the PS5 Pro, an improved version of Sony's current-gen console, will be arriving first before that happens.

However, a rumour by one of gaming's most reliable insiders claims Sony appears to be focusing on the PS6, which might suggest there might be no need for a PlayStation 5 Pro.

According to a report from IBT, the recent PS6 rumour came from Tom Henderson, who has a decent track record when it comes to leaks, according to

 In a recent post, Henderson said Sony is unlikely to release a hardware refresh of the current-gen console considering the continuing demand for the PlayStation 5. 

PlayStation 5 Console/via BestBuy

"As for if there's going to be a Pro version this generation, I'm not entirely sure. It doesn't feel like the regular version has been fully utilized yet and probably won't be on mass until the end of the year. All I can say is that I've heard more about the PS6 than a PS5 Pro," Tom Henderson said via a post on Twitter on January 24, 2023.

In a later post, he clarified Sony would launch a new version of the PS5 but it won't be called a PS5 Pro or PS5 Slim as suggested by previous rumours.

"On all the PS5 Pro/Slim rumours - I don't think it's a pro or slim, My understanding is that it's just "gen 2" of the regular PS5. The normal PS5 will cease production at the end of this year, and the new model will start in April and begin selling in September," he added.

Sony's main reason for coming up with the new PS5 console is reportedly to lower the production costs. 

"The new PS5 will reduce costs in production and shipping because they can produce just one console; with a detachable disc drive," Henderson explained.

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