PS5 stocks are still running out fast, even if restocks are trying to maintain a steady rate. Sony is doing its absolute best to keep up with the demand, and maybe this rumor is the start of good things.
According to a report by WCCFTech, an eagle-eyed internet sleuth might've spotted what looks like a redesigned PS5 (or at least a reference to it) in an official document involving Sony Peru. The document itself looks like it's a homologation, which basically means the alleged new PS5 model has officially been approved by a recognized authority.
The one who spotted the reference was a Twitter user who goes by the handle @_atakama_. This was the Tweet:
The model number of the alleged new PlayStation 5 console is CFI-1015A. According to the document, Sony filed an application for a brand-new wireless communications module, which is purportedly installed inside a theoretical redesigned console. The filing was made on April 26.
This information comes after Sony themselves admitted that they might have to redesign their PS5 console, which is suffering from restock problems that are expected to persist until next year.
PS5 Redesign: Is It Actually Coming?
News of a redesign of the PlayStation 5 has been circulating all over the internet.
According to ESportsTalk, the reworked console is slated to begin production during the second half of next year, with a pegged release just in time for the 2023 Holiday season.
A few more rumors suggest a really good reason for a potential PS5 redesign. According to a number of insiders, Sony is planning to replace the current fully-custom AMD Zen 2 CPU in the console with a semi-custom chip.
For those who don't know tech, the reasoning is quite simple: a semi-custom chip costs less to make than a fully-custom one. Plus, this won't be just a simple hardware swap. It's also going to be an upgrade because the rumored new CPU is going to be made using the smaller 6nm node (the current one is a 7nm die).
In the world of semiconductors, the smaller, the better.
A smaller manufacturing node means Sony will be able to pack more transistors into a much smaller space, thereby improving the chip's overall efficiency and performance. With the new chip, a redesigned PS5 will actually cost less, and perform better. Now isn't that a really good thing?
Still Unconfirmed, Sadly
What the Twitter user shared isn't an official reveal, despite how convincing it looks at first glance. Sony has neither confirmed nor denied the existence of a new PS5 console, which means every fan should take this information with a grain of salt.
For now, Sony's greatest concern is trying to shore up PlayStation 5 stocks to try and keep its sales success going. If they plan to reach their goal of 1 billion users for 2021, they'll need to get more PlayStation 5 consoles into gamers' hands, as well as make sure that their online services reach even more.
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Written by RJ Pierce