Sony has already revised itsPlayStation 5 twice in order to not only save on production time and costs, but also to improve certain aspects such as the reinforcement of the chassis or the ventilation system of its home console.
But behind the scenes, another quite different PS5 is also reportedly in development with a rather original particularity.
A logical evolution more than a new machine
Sony is reportedly preparing a new PS5 which, failing to present itself as a “Slim”model already offered on PS3 and PS4, would rather be a modular console that would allow the brand to no longer have two separate production and assembly lines for its machine.
The originality of the console would be to have a removable Blu-Ray player and the idea makes a lot of sense…
Because since the previous generation of consoles, we have seen machines arrive on the market devoid of any disc drive. The idea is to save money on a disk drive with gamers who are turning to dematerialized and subscription-based services anyway.
Dematerialized is taking over physical…
Sony wants to push its PlayStation Plus and dematerialized services, but the brand has also learned the hard way that releasing two different machines amidst component shortages is complicated.
This new machine would be scheduled for September 2023, or in exactly one year. Sony would thus only produce PS5 Digital Edition on its production line, which would optimize the latter. The Blu-Ray player would meanwhile be offered in bundle or as an option.
The other advantage of this solution would be to be able to sell disc players to players whose player present in the console is failing, or even HS.