Can This Be The Date When PlayStation 5 Slim Arrives?!

TECH NEWS – According to a recent rumour, Sony plans to release a slimmer, lighter and cooler version of the PS5 console sometime next year.



Sony is reportedly planning to launch a thinner version of the PS5 console sometime next year. The PlayStation 5 was released in November 2020, but Sony failed to meet the demand for the system. This has resulted in some users buying PS5s at a price higher than MRP, from scalpers, of course.

However, supply seems to have improved dramatically in recent weeks as fans can finally see PS5 consoles in various Walmart stores.

This is true for the regular edition and a special bundle that includes a copy of Horizon Forbidden West. The PS5 is almost two years old. Although supply seems to be slowly improving, many aspiring buyers still haven’t gotten their hands on the system. A new rumour suggests that Sony will release a slim version of the PS5 in 2023.

This information came from The Leak and was later reported by Insider Gaming. According to the report, Sony will release a smaller PS5 console in the third quarter of 2023. It may not be called PS5 Slim, though. In addition to the smaller size, The Leak claims that this new version will be lighter than the original PS5 design. Also, Sony is working on making the PS5 not need a stand when the system is placed horizontally. Such console revisions are standard practice in the games industry.

Insider Gaming previously leaked that Sony is working on a revised PS5 console that will come with a removable disc drive.

The same report shares that this new system could completely replace existing PS5 models. If this proves accurate, it looks like all buyers will get a digital-only PlayStation 5. They will also be able to purchase a disc drive if they wish. How Sony will price this PS5 hardware revision will also be interesting.

Similar console revisions usually come with a price cut. This allows Sony to reduce the system’s starting price. Sony has recently increased the cost of the PS5 in various regions, including Europe, the UK and Japan, citing high global inflation rates and unfavourable currency exchange rates. They claim that the price increase has not affected demand for the PS5.

Source: The Leak, Insider Gaming

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