The detachable Blu-ray version of the PlayStation 5 has reached developers

Earlier reports said that Sony is preparing a “slimmed down” version of the PlayStation 5, which could go into production in the second quarter of 2023 and go on sale in the third quarter. This version will bring a new mold design that will be significantly reduced in size, allowing it to be lighter and run cooler. The new PlayStation 5, internally codenamed “D chassis,” is said to feature a detachable Blu-ray drive that uses the USB-C port on the back of the console without “breaking the aesthetics of the machine.”

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Recently, Tom Henderson, a source familiar with Sony’s supply, revealed that the detachable Blu-ray version of the PlayStation 5 has reached developers, and the new test suite “works flawlessly,” with more news about the new PlayStation 5 coming soon. For Sony, the most important point of the new version is that it can reduce the manufacturing cost of PlayStation 5.

Since the launch of the PlayStation 5, Sony has revised its internals several times, mainly to reduce weight or power consumption. These changes are not very large. If you don’t disassemble the machine, I believe most players will not find the differences between these versions. In fact, in the past year, Sony has also been working hard to solve the production problems of PlayStation 5 in order to increase production, and at the same time hopes to further speed up, catch up with and surpass the level of PlayStation 4 in the same life cycle.

It is rumored that the new PlayStation 5 will be launched around September 2023, and the original PlayStation 5 disc drive version and PlayStation 5 digital version will stop production at the end of 2023.