Sony Shows Off PS5’s Next Generation Load Speeds VS PS4 Pro

While we first got some details regarding Sony’s next-generation console last month from Mark Cerny, it is still pretty much kept under wraps ahead of an official reveal that may happen later this year.

However, at the Sony IR Day 2019 corporate strategy meeting, a video comparing the performance of the PS4 Pro against the supposed PS5 was shown, as reported by Gematsu.

Using Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man, the stark difference is astonishing.

Sony Corporation President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida had some choice words to share,

To ensure PlayStation will remain the best place to play, Sony Interactive Entertainment will work on maintaining and improving its relationships with third-party developers.

In addition, he described the nature of the next PlayStation to be “anytime, anywhere, without interruption.”

A Sony press release also contained more details about the company’s next console offering:

  • Next-generation console: “Immersive” experience created by dramatically increased graphics rendering speeds, achieved through the employment of further improved computational power and a customized ultra-fast, broadband SSD.
  • PlayStation streaming: Through the evolution of “Remote Play” and “PlayStation Now,” provide a seamless game experience anytime, anywhere.
    • Remote Play: Turns PlayStation 4 (PS4), which is expected to reach 100 million units in cumulative sales this calendar year, into a streaming game server, providing streaming content at the closest point to users.
  • PlayStation Now: Provides immersive game experiences to users regardless of whether they own a PS4 console at all.
  • Sony will pursue its mission to make PlayStation “The Best Place to Play” by leveraging the latest computing, streaming, cloud, and 5G technologies, together with excellent content.
    • As part of these efforts, Sony agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft) to collaborate on the development of cloud solutions, including game streaming services.

Of course, the last part refers to the monumental agreement signed between traditional gaming rivals Sony and Microsoft to work on cloud services.

Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan also shared more about the next-generation PlayStation in his own presentation. Here’s a summary:

SIE Believes in Generations

  • We will harness the power of new technology to offer completely transformative and immersive gaming experiences.
  • We will leverage Backwards Compatibility to transition our community to Next Gen faster and more seamlessly than ever before.
  • We provide stability of environment for content creators.


What we have said so far:

  • All-new CPU, GPU
  • SSD
  • Backwards compatibility
  • Ray-tracing
  • 8K support
  • Disc support
  • 3D audio

What we have not spoken about yet:

  • Release date
  • Price
  • Games
  • User experience
  • Country rollout

The Critical Role of PlayStation 4

  • Will remain the engine of engagement and profitability for the next three years.
  • Will provide the fertile early adopter gamer base critical for next-generation success.
  • Outstanding roster of exclusive AAA games still to come (The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima).

SIE Believes in Gamer Choice

Mainstream Business Model:

  • PS1 and PS2: CD / DVD
  • PS3 and PS4: Blu-ray + Download
  • Next-Generation: Blu-ray + Download + Streaming

Role of Streaming in Next-Generation

Our vision: A massively enhanced PlayStation community where enriched and shared PlayStation experiences can be seamlessly enjoyed independent of time and place – with or without a console.

Using Partnerships to Achieve Scale

  • We will leverage existing and new partnerships to achieve growth and scale faster than ever before.
  • This follows the model successfully followed in growing our PlayStation Network business.

With Sony giving E3 2019 a miss, the excitement surrounding a new console announcement/reveal is only building.

The company has also set up PlayStation Productions to oversee the adaptation of its games to film and television, so much continues brewing in the world of PlayStation.