It’s hard to think that PlayStation released the PS5 more than two years ago, considering how challenging it still is to get one, especially in the middle of the holiday season.
For Sony’s devoted gamers, things are improving. The video game system manufacturer just recently made an announcement that the stock problem has been overcome, and recent reports claim that a new version of the PlayStation 5 will be released in 2023.
Sony will “soon.” disclose the new PS5 model, according to a notable PlayStation insider who has revealed this information. Over the course of the past year, we have come across multiple reports claiming a new model of the PlayStation 5 will be released with a disc drive that can be detached. There has been no official word from Sony regarding a new PlayStation 5 model, although that could change in the coming days.
Tom Henderson of Insider Gaming was the one who broke the news that Sony is going to release an updated version of the PS5 very soon. Henderson claims that two sources have confirmed that test kits for the upcoming PlayStation 5 (PS5) have been sent, and that the new device “works flawlessly.”
“Small update on the PlayStation 5 that has a detachable disc drive – I’ve heard from two people now that the test kit is in people’s hands and that it “works flawlessly.” “Small update” Henderson tweets. “We should hear more about it officially soon.”
Henderson continues by saying, “For those asking, “what’s the point?” – I think it’s to make manufacturing cheaper by just having one console.” By the end of 2023, production will come to an end for both the regular PS5 and the regular digital PS5.
However, Henderson did not share any information regarding the forthcoming PS5 announcement. The unveiling might take place at CES 2023, which takes place from January 5 to January 8. The Las Vegas Convention Center in Winchester, Nevada will be the location of this year’s edition of the annual trade show. The participation of Sony at the trade expo has been confirmed by the company. There is no clear indication as to what the video game system manufacturer will be showing off during the event.
According to the rumors, the upcoming PlayStation 5, which has been given the codename “D Chassis” would have the same kind of hardware as the other video game consoles now available on the market. The most notable distinction is that it will feature an additional USB-C port on the back of the device in order to support the removable disc drive.
According to the reports, Sony intends to sell the new PS5 together with the removable drive when it goes on sale. Gamers also have the option to buy simply the console itself and purchase the disc drive at a later time.
If the reports of a new model are accurate, it is believed that PlayStation is just attempting to streamline production by having only one new model available on the market. A PS5 that can only play digital games, but still has the option to attach a disc drive for those who want to use it for playing physical games.
According to the report by Henderson, Sony is planning to manufacture 18.5 million units of the new PlayStation 5 but will only manufacture 12 million of the existing versions, which will be discontinued at the end of the next year.
Gamers will gain from this decision because it eliminates the requirement for them to choose between purchasing the disc edition or the digital version of the PS5. At this point, it is unknown whether the removable drive will be compatible with the current version of the PlayStation 5 that solely supports digital content.
Sony has increased the number of consoles that are currently in stock and placed them on the market in the hopes that this will lead to a rise in the company’s overall sales. The company anticipates that sales of its widely used console will stabilize into a more consistent pattern by the year 2024.
Even if there isn’t a new PlayStation model released in 2023, it’s going to be a big year for the company. The release date for the PlayStation VR2 is slated for February 22, 2023, and a handful of games that will be available at launch for the headgear have already been confirmed. The fact that Resident Evil Village’s VR update will be available at no additional cost to players who already own a copy of the main game was made public just the previous week.