Sort of PS5 Slim: No hardware upgrades and no disc drive compatibility with PlayStation 5 Digital Edition for the modular PS5 “Gen 2” console

Sort of PS5 Slim: No hardware upgrades and no disc drive compatibility with PlayStation 5 Digital Edition for the modular PS5 “Gen 2” console

There could be some significant criticism coming Sony’s way soon if new details about the so-called modular PS5 shared by Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson are true. The source has often discussed the improvements and changes to the PlayStation 5, and he revealed that work is underway on a console that will have a detachable disc, which will eventually replace the current PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition devices. This “PS5 Gen 2” would have a slimmer profile thanks to its modular nature, so it could also end up as the much-anticipated PS5 Slim.

While official word of a PS5 Slim would undoubtedly excite the community, Henderson’s latest post regarding PlayStation matters likely won’t. First, he says, “there don’t appear to be any major hardware changes from the original console.” So this apparent PS5 v2 rig will clearly not be any kind of PS5 Pro machine, and it won’t be the oft-rumored console that comes with an upgraded custom AMD SoC inside it. A slim PlayStation 5 console might be the best fans can hope for in terms of something new coming in 2023.

However, Henderson rubs salt in the wound with the second part of his post, claiming that “the disc will likely not be compatible with the current digital release.” So all those PlayStation 5 Digital Edition owners out there, and there are millions of them, may feel a sense of disappointment and even disapproval that this next-gen modular PS5 won’t be able to share its removable drive with them . Some commentators have even called this potential situation a kind of cash grab by Sony.

According to the source, production of this PlayStation 5 revision will begin in April and may be available for purchase in September. That means there will be plenty more leaks about the device to come, and it looks like Sony will make sure a PS5 Gen 2 has plenty of selling points. If this rumored 2023 variant actually ends up being the PS5 Slim, there will still be plenty of people to buy a thinner and lighter PlayStation 5 console, regardless of whether it has a detachable and incompatible drive behind.

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My interest in technology began after I was introduced to an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing technology leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and I consider my family, reading, writing and traveling to be my main passions in life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.

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