There could be some considerable criticism directed at Sony soon if new details about the so-called modular PS5 are shared by Insider Gaming. Tom Henderson are true. The source has frequently discussed upgrades and changes to the PlayStation 5 and revealed that a console is in the works that would have a removable disk drive that will eventually replace the current PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition devices. This “PS5 Gen 2” would have a slimmer profile due to its modular nature, so it could even end up being the long-awaited PS5 Slim.
While official word of a PS5 Slim would undoubtedly excite the community, Henderson’s latest tweet about PlayStation issues probably won’t. First, he states, “there don’t appear to be any major hardware changes from the original console.” So this apparent PS5 v2 device clearly won’t be any kind of PS5 Pro machine, and it won’t be the oft-rumored console that comes with an improved custom SoC from AMD inside it. A PlayStation 5 Slim of sorts may be the best fans can hope for in terms of something new coming in 2023.
However, Henderson rubbed salt into the wound in the second part of his post, claiming that “the disc drive probably won’t be compatible with the current digital release.” So all those PlayStation 5 Digital Edition owners, and there are millions of them, might feel a sense of disappointment and even disapproval that this next-gen modular PS5 won’t be able to share its removable hard drive. Some commentators have even called this potential situation a kind of cash grab from Sony.
According to the source, production of this PlayStation 5 revision will begin in April and could be available for purchase in September. This means that there will still be many more leaks about the device, and it looks like Sony will make sure that the PS5 Gen 2 will have plenty of selling points. If this rumored 2023 variant does indeed end up being the PS5 Slim, there will still be many who will buy a slimmer and lighter PlayStation 5 console, regardless of whether it has a removable and backwards-incompatible drive.
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