Sony might introduce a new PlayStation 5 model with a detachable disc player. The device is anticipated to arrive in stores in September 2023, according to speculations.
The information was released on journalist Tom Henderson’s website, which has previously released other rumours that have turned out to be accurate. According to the source, the console’s hardware will be essentially the same as the current models. The detachable disc reader and an additional USB-C connector on the back would be the main differences. The peripheral would be connected to this port.
Internally, the model would be referred to as chassis D. Even with the portable disc player, the text claims that there shouldn’t be any significant visual alterations in the video game. It will probably be lighter and thinner than the existing ones, though.
This could be an effort by Sony to streamline production processes and reduce the price of making the system. Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that the corporation has raised the value of video games in various areas. Customers would therefore need to purchase the disc player separately.
According to estimates, the Japanese corporation will make 12 million units of the conventional models in addition to 18.5 million units of the new model in the future (for sale on the market today). The current market’s models, both those with and without disc players, are being phased out, according to the trend.
Sony has already published two internal updates of the PlayStation 5 since its launch in 2020: one in August 2021 and one this September. Both pay attention to the cooling system and energy usage.