Sony Interactive Entertainment Senior Vice President Hideaki Nishino said in a recent interview with Nikkei Asia that the Sony PlayStation 5 console is currently the best gaming platform compared to PCs. According to him, the PS5 is much easier to configure for the latest games without having to worry about details, and investing money and time in building a gaming PC only benefits hardware fans.
As far as price goes, the PS5 actually costs a lot less than a PC with similar performance. But then, as the resource noted TechSpot, a Sony console can only be used as an entertainment system and has fixed features, while a PC can be used for other tasks such as work, learning and entertainment besides gaming. Plus, it can be updated over time with more powerful components.
Nishino said Sony doesn’t have to worry about the performance of its consoles yet, as games are just starting to take advantage of the PS5’s benefits, such as faster loading times. A Sony representative cited the recently released Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 as an example.
Therefore, rumors of an upcoming PS5 Pro with twice the performance of the regular PS5 seem unlikely, as most new PS5 games run fine on the console. You should also consider the additional costs associated with developing a more powerful PS5 console, as well as the need to use a more powerful chip, which makes little sense at the moment. Nishino emphasized that the company must make significant efforts to ensure a stable supply of the 2,000 components needed to produce the PS5. And adding the PS5 Pro to its portfolio sounds like a logistical nightmare, and it could take years to release games that take full advantage of the new console’s capabilities.
According to Sony’s vice president, making the PS5 accessible and providing more content to attract people to the ecosystem are high on the company’s priority list, especially after Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Sony wants to increase the release of exclusive games and is also betting on TV adaptations of its games to attract more users to try the game on PlayStation. “We will move aggressively during the year-end selling season on both content and hardware, including peripherals.” Nishino explained.