Sony could release the PlayStation 5 Slim next year

Sony PlayStation 5 Slim
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Sony released the PlayStation 5 console back in 2020, and it remains a popular piece of gaming hardware to date. So much so, people are still facing shortage issues. Now, rumor has it that Sony is planning to release a slim version of the PS 5. Here’s everything we know so far about the Sony PlayStation 5 Slim.

Sony PlayStation 5 Slim Rumors:

According to The Leak, Sony is planning to release a slimmer version of the PlayStation 5. However, there’s a chance the device won’t be called Slim.

Sony Playstation 5 Standard and Digital model edition
Image: Sony PlayStation 5

Regardless of the name, the upcoming console will be lighter thanks to a die-shrink treatment. The latter is a more advanced fabrication process for shrinking a die of a processor’s circuit. This results in smaller pathways and elements used in the circuit’s construction, which take up less space.

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Furthermore, it benefits chip foundries in terms of cost, as shrinking the die means fewer major architectural changes to the processor. The new PS 5 Slim console is also rumored to use less power and thus will run cooler than the standard PS 5.

According to reports, the company is also working on a solution to eliminating the need for a PS5 stand when the system is placed horizontally.

Sony PlayStation 5 Slim Launch (Expected)

It’s all the early PS 5 Slim rumors we’re hearing in bits and pieces. However, based on the company’s track record, Sony will almost certainly release a smaller and lighter version of the PS 5. Reports suggest that the Sony PlayStation 5 Slim could be released as early as the third quarter of next year.

Console Launch (Expected)
PS 5 Slim Q3, 2023
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