A New PS5 Model Will be Revealed in Early 2023

When the PlayStation 5 first rolled out, it was a massive upgrade over its predecessor. Featuring AMD’s RDNA2 architecture, it provided some serious competition to the Xbox Series X. As we all know that the PS5 came in not one, but two different variations. The PS5 Digital Edition, without a disc drive, had an MSRP of $399. Whereas, if you preferred the good-old disc drive, the MSRP was raised to $499. Today, an insider has confirmed that Sony is planning to unveil a new version of the PS5 early next year.

New PS5 Variant

Getting straight to the topic, Tom Henderson has confirmed that in early 2023, Sony will showcase a new PS5 version. No, this is not the long-awaited PS5 Slim or the PS5 Pro. Rather, this new variation will feature a removable disc drive to further cut down costs at Sony’s end.

It was inevitable that the PS5 would suffer the same fate as GPUs back in 2020 and 2021. So to alleviate the situation and make sure such events do not repeat, Sony is planning to reduce the manufacturing cost. 

Playstation 5 MSRP | Sony

As time goes on, the new PS5 with a removable disc drive will replace the original version. The insider has had access to everything ranging from the new console to the sales plans. Now, one noteworthy point is that this console will retail by September 2023, so a few months after the announcement.

This is a key factor in achieving Sony’s sales target for the next fiscal year. In addition, by Q3 2023, we are expected to see the PS5 Slim with ‘major changes’. Read more about that here

By the end of fiscal 2022, cumulative sales will exceed 37 million units, and we believe it will be a very important time for the platform. I won’t be able to talk about specifics at this time, but I hope you will look forward to next year (2023).”

~Hideaki Nishino

So are you excited about this change by Sony? What’s better is that we still are yet to see the PS5 Pro in action. The RDNA3 architecture is leagues ahead of RDNA2, therefore, the performance increase will be substantial. Should Sony opt for an APU having graphical performance on par with the RX 7700 XT, it may be close to a generational leap. Stay tuned at Appuals for more information. 

Source: MeuPS

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