Will The PlayStation 5 Get A Redesign Next Year?

In 2023, Sony might be modifying the internals of the PlayStation 5, which could result in a price cut, too.

Digitimes, a Taiwanese website with a questionable reputation, published an article behind a paywall, claiming that next year, the PlayStation 5 might get redesigned. Thankfully, Dr Serkan Toto posted about this on Twitter, and as such, we don’t have to link Digitimes’ article…

TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, effectively the most important semiconductor company in the world) is preparing to have 6-nanometer, semi-customized AMD CPUs for Sony by the second or third quarter of 2022 (March-September of next year), so it can use them in the PlayStation 5. Since they currently utilise 5 nm chips, going back to 6 could decrease manufacturing costs, which could also slash the price of the console itself, unless Sony is greedy.

Toto pointed out that the site is not that reliable, so he also has doubts about what Digitimes claims. However, we need to consider two things. One such thing is that Sony often redesigns its consoles, and by that, we don’t mean a Slim model but by changing the components of the consoles that don’t look any different from the outside, but if you look at its model number, you would notice a difference. The second point is what Hiroki Totoki, Sony’s chief financial officer, said: they are looking into changing the console’s design to increase production.

It’s not official but the PlayStation 5 Standard Edition and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition are both suffering from a severe lack of stock, even though the PS5 has been outperforming the PlayStation 4 at launch, but the first full fiscal year on the market (which started on April 1) could be making a big difference.

If the console’s performance doesn’t change by switching to a 6 nm CPU, we wouldn’t have any reason to be worried.

Source: WCCFTech

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