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According to the leak, the PS5 Slim will be released in 2023



The PS5 has a new model and will be lighter than its predecessor

The rumor about a variant of the PS5 with a removable disk is already a few weeks old. As reported by site, citing sources close to Sony, it would be a slim model that will be released next year.

When will the PS5 Slim be released? As the site reports, production of the smaller console is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023. A release is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.

The differences: PS5 vs. PS5 Slim

In addition to a possible release period, the first differences to the normal PS5 are also discussed, which we summarize for you here:

  • New design: According to the leak, the Slim comes with a smaller redesign in direct comparison and one that differs significantly from the exterior view. According to the information, the die-shrink process is used, which makes it possible to reduce the size of the console.
  • No horizontal support: The slim version should no longer need support when lying down.
  • Removable drive: Like insiders Tom Henderson suspected, the console is the one that comes with a removable drive. This would match the release period, but also explain why the console no longer needs support when lying down due to the modified design.

What is the credibility of the source? Tom Henderson and his Insider Gaming site are considered extremely well-connected and credible. If Henderson shares a source, the information disclosed generally has a high level of truth. As always, GamePro asked Sony directly about the leaks and rumors to make a statement. As soon as we receive new information, we will let you know.

A new console would explain the future sales figures of the PS5

According to an investor call quoting Tom Henderson, Sony aims to ship 30 million PS5 consoles worldwide in fiscal year 2023. The new Slim variant represents a total of 18.5 million units.

Considering that a total of 25 million consoles had been shipped by the end of September 2022 and the large increase targeted in the coming fiscal year, a second model with modified hardware components is likely. As always with leaks and rumours, you have to take the information with a grain of salt.

Do you think Sony will launch a slim version of the PS5 as soon as 2023?

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