6 things we want to see in a PS5 Pro

With rumors of a PS5 Pro swirling around recently, we thought it would be a good time to examine what we’re most excited about from the updated console. While some things are certainly common sense, we hope we can spark a little imagination as well in those most interested in what it might be.

Below is everything we’d like to see in a possible PlayStation 5 Pro console.

Improved hard drive storage

PlayStation 5 memory
Image Source: PlayStation 5 via Twinfinite

Ahead of any potential expansion, the PS5 will have a base amount of 825GB of storage. However, the system partitions part of it, leaving around 667 GB available for games and applications. Considering the PS4 Pro started with 1TB as standard, it was a little shocking that the more powerful console wasn’t improved over the best PS4 version.

A true “Pro” version of the PS5 needs at least 2TB available and the same options for NVMe storage expansion. As games keep getting bigger, this is a pretty obvious requirement.

More easily accessible USB ports

PlayStation 5 USB ports
Image source: PlayStation

In total, the PS5 has three USB-A ports and one USB-C port. The recently released PSVR2 occupies the single front USB-C port, and then there’s the matter of the two Sense controllers each discharging at the same rate. With all that and the usual supercharged DualSense? There aren’t enough ports for everything she needs.

It would be nice to at least double the number of front-facing USB ports available with the PS5 Pro to make a difference when charging, as the rear ports are regularly difficult to access.

Less goofy looks

PlayStation 5 console
Image source: PlayStation

I love my PS5, I really do, but this console looks goofy. I’m not saying it should be a boring rectangle like the Xbox Series X, but maybe something more understated on a shelf that doesn’t look like Yu-Gi-Oh’s Seto Kaiba. For example, every version of the PS4 was beautiful and sleek, so a return to that would be visually appealing.

I appreciate that the form factor helps with airflow, but maybe Sony can achieve that this time with something that doesn’t look quite so ridiculous.

game folder

PlayStation 4 folder
Image source: PlayStation Blog

While this is a bit more OS based, the fact that we don’t have folders yet, having been part of the PS4 for years, is a bit unusual. However, the folders for the PS4 only arrived a few months before the PS4 Pro was launched, so there is some precedence.

With so many big games being released for the PS5, there has to be a way to keep them all in one place and not have to keep going back to the library when some are moved off the home screen.

Only one version

PlayStation 5 digital and disc versions
Image source: PlayStation

While it was nice that the PS5 launched with a digital-only edition, it did make the market a little harder to find/buy one. Since this is the “Pro” model, there should only be one version with one drive. This way, if there is a delivery problem again, the inventory will not be split between two separate console types.

This will certainly help with production as well and potentially mean there may be fewer issues than when the new generation started.

Simultaneous downloads

PlayStation 5 download menu
Image Source: PlayStation 5 via Twinfinite

This is another OS-related issue that makes even less sense than folders. The PS4 allows you to download more than one thing at a time, but the PS5 completely limited it to one. While it would be understandable to download large games at once, I’ve often only wanted to download a handful of smaller games, and as a batch, they take more time than they should.

A PS5 should come with a hefty update (including folders) that will fix the download bottleneck issue it really shouldn’t have in the first place. If the PS4 could do that, why not the definitely more powerful hardware?

https://twinfinite.net/2023/03/6-things-we-want-to-see-in-a-ps5-pro/ 6 things we want to see in a PS5 Pro

Isaiah Colbert

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