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6 Things We Want to See in a PS5 Pro

6 Things We'd Want to See in a PS5 Pro
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6 Things We Want to See in a PS5 Pro

It won’t quite be a ‘Pro’ without at least some of these features.

With the rumors of a PS5 Pro swirling around recently, we thought it would be a great time to examine what we might want most out of the updated console. While some things are certainly common sense, we hope we might also spark a bit of imagination in those most interested in what it could be.

Below is everything we would want to see included in a possible PlayStation 5 Pro console.

Improved Hard Drive Storage

PlayStation 5 Storage
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Before any possible expansion, the PS5 comes with a base amount of 825 GB of storage space. However, the system partitions some of this, leaving around 667 GB available for games and applications. Considering the PS4 Pro started with 1 TB as stock, it was a little shocking the stronger console wasn’t improved from the best PS4 version.

For a truly “Pro” version of the PS5, it will need to have at least 2 TB available and the same options for NVMe storage expansion. With games only getting bigger, this is a rather obvious requirement.

More Easily Accessible USB Ports

PlayStation 5 USB Ports
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In total, the PS5 has three USB-A ports and one USB-C port. The recently released PSVR2 takes up the singular front USB-C port, and then there’s the matter of the two Sense controllers that each drain at the same rate. With all that and keeping the usual DualSense charged? There are not enough ports for everything that needs them.

It would be nice to, at the very least, double the amount of front-facing USB ports available with the PS5 Pro to make a difference in charging because the rear ports are a pain to access regularly.

Less Goofy Appearance

PlayStation 5 Console
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I love my PS5, I truly do, but this console is goofy looking. I’m not saying make it a boring rectangle like the Xbox Series X, but maybe something a little more discreet on a shelf that doesn’t look like Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh. For instance, every version of the PS4 was nice and sleek, so a return to that would be visually pleasing.

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

Game Folders

PlayStation 4 Folders
Image Source: PlayStation Blog

While this is a little more OS-based, the fact that we don’t have folders yet after they have been part of the PS4 for years is a bit unusual. However, folders didn’t arrive for the PS4 until a couple of months before the PS4 Pro launched, so there’s some precedence.

With there being so many big games released for the PS5, there needs to be a way to keep them all in one place and not have to keep going back to the library when some get pushed out of the home screen.

Only One Version

PlayStation 5 Digital and Disc Versions
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While it was nice that the PS5 launched with a digital-only edition, it made the market to find/purchase one a little more difficult. As this is the “Pro” model, it should only have one version with a disc drive. This way, if there is once again a supply issue, the stock isn’t split between two separate console types.

This will also surely help with production and potentially mean there might be less of an issue than there was when the new generation began.

Simultaneous Downloads

PlayStation 5 Downloads Menu
Image Source: PlayStation 5 via Twinfinite

This is another OS-related issue that makes even less sense than folders. The PS4 allows more than one thing to be downloaded at a time, but the PS5 has entirely locked it down to one. While it would be understandable when downloading huge games at once, many times, I have just wanted to download a handful of smaller games, and they take more time as a batch than they should.

A PS5 should come with a hefty update (including folders) that fixes the issue with download bottlenecking that it shouldn’t really even have. If the PS4 could do it, why can’t the definitively stronger hardware?

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