The PS4 Pro is a much more powerful system than the standard PS4, but the extra power was harnessesd primarily for resolutions. As far as I'm concerned, increasing resolution past 1080p is overrated, and past 1440p is the biggest gimmick/lie/waste of resources in gaming history (RT is up there too but that depends on the application/execution). Except for VR that is, which will probably still see meaningful clarity improvements up to 8K.
My hope is that this time, PS5 Pro would compell some devs to target lower native resolutions on the standard PS5, thereby giving the generation a noticeable graphics/physics bump. They can lower the native resolution down to 720p (and reconstruct it to a higher output via FSR2) for all I care.
Agreed on all points. I was expecting to be blown away by the increased resolution... and nope. During normal play (not zooming in on rocks) I barely could tell a difference between the base model and pro. On the ps5 I set everything to performance. A 60 fps is amazing and way better than increased native resolution. RT hasn't done much for me. Now I will say 120 hz is legit. Ratchet is super smooth at 120 hz.