Technology Company Says Pro Versions Of Xbox Series X And PS5 Coming As Early As Next Year

Just a few months ago, we heard reports that Sony is developing an upgraded PS5 Pro that would offer nearly double the performance of the current-gen console. Now, a consumer electronics company is telling people to expect both an Xbox Series X and PS5 Pro as early as 2023.

Polish gaming site PPE attended a conference put on by TCL Technology, a Chinese consumer electronics company that makes TVs and monitors among other high-tech devices. During the presentation, the TCL rep mentioned half-gen consoles, or “gen 9.5,” would arrive between 2023 and 2024. The slide, shown below, calls them the Xbox Series X and PS5 Pro, and both would feature massive performance boosts over their predecessors, with 4K graphics rendered at between 60 and 120 fps. Both would be powered by Radeon’s new RX7700XT GPU, which was only recently leaked and is expected to launch later this year in response to Nvidia’s next-gen RTX 40-series.

TCL’s presentation seems to confirm an earlier report that Sony was hard at work making a new PS5 with next-gen AMD chips that would offer up to double the performance of the regular PS5. That rumor also mentioned a targeted release date of late 2023 to mid 2024.

However, ResetEra users remain skeptical of those release schedules. With the global chip shortage still restricting supplies of next-gen consoles, and with Intel saying the shortage is expected to last into 2024, it seems unwise for either Microsoft or Sony to ramp up production on a new console when so many people are still waiting for an Xbox Series X|S or a PS5.

It could be that TCL Technology knows something that we don’t. Sony has announced it’s looking into solving the chip shortage issue on its own by making its own chip foundry, while American manufacturers are waiting for foundries in Ohio and Arizona to come online. Neither are expected to help with the current chip shortage until 2024 at the earliest.

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