PS5 Slim is being worked on at Sony; leak suggests launch expected in 2023 | Digit


A leak revealed that Sony might be working on introducing the successor of the PS4 Slim gaming console. The company’s Sony PS5 Slim is in progress, and the manufacturing could begin in Q2 2023, with the official launch in Q3. The latest gaming console of the Japanese tech giant will get a refresh soon, and this will be the second slim gaming console that Sony launched. Sony had done something similar with the PS4 Slim, which had a slimmer and lighter build factor compared to the PS4 with the same specs. Therefore, believing that the rumors are true is not surprising because Sony might follow the same route.

Moreover, there have been rumors about Sony developing a PS5 refresh variant, the PS5 Pro. However, Sony has yet to confirm any details about any future launches it plans. According to The Leak, the upcoming slimmer variant of the PS5 will go by a different name than the PS5 Slim; it may have another name. In addition, the rumored console could have a new design, offering a thinner and lighter form factor.

Sony is reportedly using a die-shrink treatment to reduce the console’s size significantly. It could also require drawing less power and running more incredibly than the standard PS5. Besides these, Sony will likely remove the stand on the PS5 when it is placed horizontally. Though the company has not given the go-ahead to the rumors, it is expected that Sony will launch the refreshed model. The console has been out for almost two years, with stock situations seemingly improving across the globe.

Sony has already teased its audience that the PS5 will undergo some improvement in its performance and make it more power efficient. At the same time, reports suggest that the company is working on a PS5 model with a detachable disk, which the company will sell separately.

Earlier this week, Sony also hiked the price of the PS5. It was previously available for Rs. 49,990 and will now cost Rs. 54,990 in India. However, the company still needs to raise the price of gaming accessories. 

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