PlayStation 5 got a stealthy redesign
This story about under-the-hood improvements, boiled down, in 0:58 minutes.
What’s the fuss?
New PlayStation 5 consoles will seemingly get some minor improvements to make them more efficient, but will weigh heavier on consumers’ wallets.
Now 2 years old, the PlayStation 5 has largely remained the same since inception.
- Apart from a small redesign in 2021 that replaced a few internal components, the 21 million PS5s that have been purchased worldwide have been identical.
A newer PS5 model appeared in Australia last month which internally alters the console more drastically than its 2021 update.
- A YouTuber has discovered that these new components reduce the console’s weight by a pound while being more energy efficient (by 20–30 watts) and cheaper to manufacture.
- It’s more than likely that these new models will make their way to the rest of the world if they haven’t already.
Boiling it down
This revision, which assumedly makes the console cheaper to manufacture, comes at a time when Sony is increasing the price of the console.
- Outside of the U.S., potential consumers will face a price increase of 6% to 12.5% depending on their region.
- Sony blames inflationary factors for the price hike, even though their competitors Nintendo and Microsoft aren’t following suit.
Video game consoles are notorious for power draw.