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Hardware Redesign For PlayStation 5 Reported To Initiate In 2022

Posted on May 11, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While console hardware continues to evolve as new systems hit store shelves, different iterations are anticipated to follow. But, the amount of time for these new versions appear to minimize as these units become more sophisticated. In 2019, Nintendo officially announced that it will be releasing an updated SKU of the Nintendo Switch so the base model can provide a better battery life from the limited three hours originally.

However, that is not the only firm already confirming to upgrade the base hardware. Upon speaking with Kotaku, Xbox lead Phil Spencer disclosed that Xbox Series X & Xbox Series S SKUs are to both be iterated upon following its release in fall 2020. But, it is unsure when the upgraded versions are to arrive as of writing. But, Microsoft is not where it stops.

In a report from DigiTimes, and transcribed by Video Game Chronicles, the PlayStation 5 is to begin its reiteration of the newest console as soon as next year. And for good reason as some did find trouble in the size of the unit itself. But, it is relayed the decision might effectively rework the hardware as “won’t feature any significant external changes.”

Prior to the PlayStation’s 5 release, Sony did comment on the reasoning for the system’s size. In that, PlayStation 5 Mechanical and Thermal Design Team Lead Otori Yasuhiro stated that the structure of the cooling fan is primarily to blame on the system’s odd stature. But, he also continued that Sony might perhaps minimize the fan’s size with two smaller components which could reduce its proportion.

But, there is no certainty that will be acted upon in the latest reporting. But, there appears to be hope for some changes planned for this summer coming to PlayStation 5. Bloomberg reports that the m.2 drive for external solid state drives is to be activated in the coming months. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you interested to see what tweaks Sony makes to the PlayStation 5?

Source; Video Game Chronicles

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