Sony Could Be Hinting At PS5 Slim Release In 2023
Sony appears to be teasing the release of new hardware in relation to the PS5, potentially hinting at a slim iteration of the console in 2023.
Speaking during an interview, Senior Vice President, Platform Experience at Sony Interactive Entertainment, Hideaki Nishino, stated that, by the end of fiscal year 2022, cumulative sales of the PS5 will exceed 37 million units. He further stated that this will also be a very important period for the platform for other reasons that he wasn’t able to share at this time.
While he didn’t talk about specifics during the interview, Nishino expressed hope that PS5 fans will look forward to next year i.e. 2023, suggesting the possibility of new hardware, likely a slim version of the console.
The launch of a PS5 slim is naturally the next step in the evolution of the PS5 hardware. There are also rumors of a potential PS5 Pro dev kit in the hands of developers, though nothing has been confirmed on either front. Sony is prepping to launch the PSVR2 early next year, which leaves Fall 2023 for the potential launch of the PS5 Slim and possibly the PS5 Pro.
The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is a home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was released on November 12, 2020, in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, North America, and South Korea, with a global launch a week later. It was first announced as the PlayStation 4’s successor in April, 2019. Along with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, which were released in the same month, the PS5 is a member of the ninth generation of video game consoles.
An optical disc drive that plays Ultra HD Blu-ray discs is part of the base model. This drive is absent from the Digital Edition, making it a more affordable option for those who prefer to download games digitally.