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'Flawless' new PlayStation 5 model teased by developer

'Flawless' new PlayStation 5 model teased by developer

The rumoured detachable disc drive PlayStation 5 model is now reportedly in developer's hands.

PlayStation 5 stock levels are stabilising, according to Sony, which is great news for those of us who are fed up of signing up for stock alerts only to not make it through the checkout process in time. What they haven’t confirmed though, is if rumours of a new PS5 model are true. Earlier this year, it was suggested that Sony had completely overhauled the design of the PS5.

The new design is reported to feature a detachable disc drive. As I’m sure you’re aware, you can currently purchase the regular PS5 console, which features a disc drive, or the Digital Edition which does not. As such, Sony has to produce two completely different models. The idea of the detachable disc drive is that one base console could instead be created - increasing availability. Well, according to the latest report, the model is now in developer’s hands.

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The update comes from prominent leaker Tom Henderson who also first reported the existence of the detachable disc drive model. Taking to Twitter, Henderson wrote, “Small update on the PlayStation 5 that has a detachable disc drive - I’ve heard from two people now that the test kit is in people’s hands and it ‘works flawlessly.’ We should hear more about it soon.” Interesting.

Sony has big ambitions in terms of PS5 sales in 2023. The company hopes to shift 30.5 million units in the next fiscal year. For comparison, the goal for the current fiscal year is 18 million, showing an almost 70% increase year on year. The new PS5 model could certainly be a part of enacting this plan.

Henderson previously reported that the new edition could launch in September 2023. Until this has all been officially confirmed by Sony, do take the information with a pinch of salt.

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Topics: Sony, PlayStation 5, PlayStation