Sony reportedly working on modular PlayStation 5
Reportedly, Sony wants to phase out the two different versions of the PS5.
Sony is getting closer to releasing a modular PlayStation 5 console.
Now, one industry insider reports that Sony has sent out test kits of the modular PS5. They also state it “works flawlessly,” and an official announcement is not far off.
The new console reportedly has a new USB-C port on the back of the chassis. It looks identical to the digital-only version apart from that new port.
The port connects to an external Blu-Ray drive, meaning users no longer have to choose between a disc or disc-less console. They’ll be able to add the external disc reader at any time.
According to the same sources, the modular PlayStation 5 console will start production early next year. The current plan is to release it to the market in September 2023, in time for the holiday period.
The existing chassis options for regular PS5 and Digital Edition PS5 will reportedly stop production by the end of 2023.
The reason for the change is likely to simplify manufacturing. With supply chain issues everywhere, Sony will be trying to avoid more delays.
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