The new PS5 design, designed as a solution to inventory problems, will enter production next year. However, changes to the new design will only be inside the console.
Sony’s next-generation console, the PS5, continues to have stock shortages. The Japanese company is gearing up to bring a different solution to this problem. A redesigned version of the PS5 will go into production next year, DigiTimes reported.
Kantan Games analyst Dr. Serkan Toto reported that the new PS5 will come with a 6nm CPU to be produced by AMD. The appearance of the console is not expected to change much. Sony’s goal in the new design is to solve endless stock problems, and therefore focus more on the inside of the console.
In an official statement on their stock situation last month, Sony said it did not expect PS5 supply problems to be resolved in the current financial year. Speaking at an investors’ meeting, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki said they were considering different solutions to better deal with the ongoing chip crisis on a global scale. Hiroki Totoki also said that potential plans include solutions such as making some changes to the PS5’s hardware design.
On the PS5 Slim or PS5 Pro side, you shouldn’t expect much for at least a few more years. Sony had previously made some minor design changes in the early years of the PS4, but the release of the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro took place in late 2016. No major design changes are expected for the PS5 until at least late 2023.