Released on November 12, 2020PlayStation 5 (PlayStation/PS5)There were two models, a “disc version” with a disc drive and a “digital version” without a disc drive.This time, in September 2024New PlayStation 5 with detachable disk driveis rumored to appear.
Will the new PS5 appear in 2024?
Sony Interactive Entertainment will overhaul the PS5 starting in mid-2023, according to a Sony official who provided the information to Henderson on condition of anonymity.New PS5 launch around September 2023I am planning to start
The new PS5 is called “D chassis (chassis)”, and it is suggested that it will completely replace the A, B, and C chassis that have been prepared since the launch of PS5. The hardware is scheduled to be almost the same as the existing PS5, but as a surprising new feature “Removable disk drive” will be released.
Is the new PS5 equipped with a removable disk drive?
This detachable disk drive will be able to connect to PS5 using the USB-C port on the back of the main unit. The new PS5 will be sold separately, and will also be sold as a set with a detachable disc drive. Also, the removable disk drive is a portable type that is easy to carry, so even if it is damaged, it can be repaired by replacing only the disk drive.
Sources say that while the new removable disk drive is portable, it does detract from the console’s aesthetics, which is believed to mean that the new PS5 will look as good as its predecessor when it’s installed. increase.
As of June 2022, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it has shipped more than 21.7 million PlayStation 5 units to date. In 2023, when parts procurement is expected to become easier, 18.5 million units will be produced, of which 12 million units will be the conventional PlayStation 5 and 6.5 million units will be allocated to the new PlayStation 5.
If these leaks were accurate, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation 5 could be manufactured by squeezing into one production line, which previously required two for the “disc version” and the “digital version.” We can expect lower sales prices due to increased production capacity and lower manufacturing costs, but what will happen?
It is not mentioned whether a removable disk drive can be attached to the existing digital version PlayStation 5.
Source: Insider Gaming