PlayStation 5, which has sold more than 7.8 million units worldwide since its launch, is one of Sony’s biggest trump cards. Equating the record of PlayStation 4 with its first year sales, the console is also mentioned with its very successful release. Although the PS5 stands out with its successful sales, Sony is unfortunately unable to meet the intense demands from users due to the shortage of microchips that have left its mark on the last period. As such, the number of PlayStation 5 produced is also limited. However, against all these problems, it is claimed that Sony is working on the new PlayStation 5 model.
Kantan Games CEO Dr. According to the information provided by Serkan Toto based on sources close to Sony, we see that the technology giant is working on the new PlayStation 5 model and that this model may start mass production in the second or third quarter of 2022.
As you may remember, it was previously said that Sony will be able to meet users with the PlayStation 5 Slim model in the next few years. However, we observe that this change to be made in the reports shared today will be on the hardware side rather than the design.
The change to be made on the hardware side appears in the CPU section. As you know, the production of 5 nm CPUs that power PS5 models is quite costly. Therefore, it is rumored that Sony will include AMD’s new “semi-customized” 6 nm CPU in the new PS5 model. Apart from this, no changes are expected in the design or other components of the device.
If you remember, Hiroki Totoki, Sony’s CFO, said the company was looking for a variety of solutions that could potentially help tackle the shortage of global hardware components, such as changing hardware designs or developing secondary suppliers.
Considering Hiroki Totoki’s comments, it is likely that Sony will make such a change in the new PS5 model. However, we can say that such a change to be made on the CPU side may bring some negative consequences for Sony.