PlayStation 5 Release Date, News & Update: PS5 Release Still In Shadows? PS4 Pro Will Launch Soon!

By Pavz Orpiana , Updated Oct 20, 2016 10:20 AM EDT

PlayStation gamers are still hopeful that PlayStation 5 will be released soon after Sony announced the release date of PS4 Pro this coming November. Sony PS4 Pro is the upgraded version of PS4 from its original released last 2013.

Sony PS4 Pro will launch next month with slightly upgraded specs from the original PS4. It boasts that PS4 Pro or also known as Neo has two major features, HDR and 4K. However, the console lacks the 4K Blu-ray drive, but there is still no announcement if Blu-ray drive is possible with PlayStation 5, PCAdvisor reported.

PS4 Pro has a 1TB hard drive and AMD Radeon 4.2 TFLOPs GPU, which allows the gamers to stream games and videos in 4K resolution. The rumored specs of PlayStation 5, on the other hand, is the 4K resolution that will be its standard display output. The Sony PS4 is said to cost $399 or £349 when it hit the market.

Admittedly, Sony's move to pursue the sales of PS4 Pro is something that they are not sure if it will be successful. "We are doing something [that] has never been done before in the industry, and even if we view it from a logical point of view, will it be successful?" Jim Ryan, PlayStation marketing Chief, said in his recent interview. "We are still two months following the launch away to know whether we will actually be successful." However, Ryan also said that the possibility of PlayStation 5 depends on the after sales of PS4 Pro, Segment Next noted.

While avid gamers of the console are waiting for PlayStation 5, it is a question now whether Sony will follow its usual timeline for releasing a new console. In the history of Sony's release dates, approximately, it releases new consoles every five to seven years. If PS4 was released last 2013 and PS4 Pro is on its way this Nov. 10, the assurance of the unveiling of PlayStation 5 will be unpredictable.

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