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Report: PlayStation 5 Next Revision Will Scrap Internal Disc Player Altogether And Sell As Separate Accessory


Posted on September 20, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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Remember fall of 2020? The craze of the Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 at the time was also succeeded by the shared anticipation of the reveal for the packaging for the consoles at the time. Sony Interactive Entertainment at the time has explored two packaging choices for PlayStation 5 with the base $500 console with a white box and the $400 digital-only system with a black box. Since then, the firm has welcomes applied adjustments to the system.

In that, both original & digital welcomed new revisions which incorporated a better heatsink which utilized the component more efficiently and taking up less space internally. There was even chatter ahead of release to revise the consoles to include potentially two fans rather than the one 120-millimeter one we’re familiar with currently.

According to a new report from @_Tom_Henderson_ via Insider Gaming, a new revision is underway over at Sony and this time it is aiming at the internal disc drive. In that, there will be an additional USB-C port on the back of the console where users can choose to plug into the console. Henderson continues by mentioning the unit will sell by itself or bundled with the disc drive sometime next fall.

The decision comes from sources familiar with production stating that there is a new ‘D’ chassis which is structured similar to the original ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ chassis’, but will leave out room for where the disc drive. This will go on to suggest the system will be lighter, of course, and by extension slimmer just like the digital-only model. While pricing was not noted in the report, it is said users can opt-in to purchase the disc drive separately as well.

However, it is not yet determined if purchasing the external disc player will be compatible with the original digital-only model or just the newer revision. Similarly, Microsoft is patenting ahead for a similar approach. In a discovery back in May, the firm filed a patent for Xbox Series S users to use an external disc player to download the license of any game to add to their digital library. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you interested with this new revision Sony might have in the works for PlayStation 5?

Source: Insider Gaming

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