According to reports, there’s a brand-new PS5 redesign beginning production in 2022.
It’s been almost half a year since the launch of the PlayStation 5, and it seems that a new model is already on the way. The first reports are coming in, suggesting that a PS5 redesign is about to begin production next year.
Sony is confirming how many PS5s are on the market already, and the numbers are surprisingly low. Despite us being well into 2021 at this point, stock levels aren’t looking up just yet.
But it’s not clear whether this new PS5 redesign is about increasing the stock levels at all. Instead, it looks as though there’s another motivator behind Sony’s decision.
However, PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan did provide an update on when the PS5 will be in stock worldwide.
PS5 Redesign Entering Production in 2022
There may well be a new PS5 redesign coming in 2022, according to new reports from DigiTimes.
A new article on the Taiwanese business site claims that the suppliers are getting ready to mass-produce the console between Q2-Q3 2022. The article states that the PS5 redesign will feature a new “semi-customized” 6nm CPU from AMD.
One major advantage of this new redesign is that the new CPU will be cheaper than its current 5nm model. However, it’s unlikely that these savings will be passed on to consumers.
Whether or not this new redesign will help with the current chip shortage that’s affecting stock production remains to be seen. However, we hope that PS5s will be more readily available by 2022 as it is.
Sony has gone on record recently, confirming that the company will not be able to drastically increase the PS5 supply in Year 2. However, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki claims that the company’s current goal is beating the PS4’s 14.9 million sales in its second year.
Right now, Sony is facing a lawsuit over expensive PlayStation Store prices. However, the company just gave out an insane bonus to its Japanese employees, so we imagine it has the money to spare.
Meanwhile, the entertainment company is also partnering with Discord in 2022, bringing a much-needed improvement to PlayStation’s party chat. And, excitingly, we have new details about Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us: Part 3!