A new report about the PlayStation 5 is currently making people sit up and take notice: Sony is already planning to start production for a hardware redesign for the coming year.
As soon as the PlayStation 5 is on the market, Sony should plan a first hardware redesign. According to the Taiwanese Digital Times go into production in the coming year 2022. The magazine refers to industry circles without, of course, naming the sources.
If you believe the report, a specially optimized 6nm CPU from AMD will be used in a revised PS5 in the future. Apparently the 5nm technology is currently still too expensive.
In this respect, the following applies in particular: The new production should only include revised specifications, but explicitly not a new design of the PlayStation 5. This will also be available in the previous form after the redesign, but then with a new chip. The bottom line is that players should – should the report confirm itself – remember little. In particular, the same performance should lie dormant in the same case despite the revised chip. For Sony, however, this would have the advantage that production costs would be reduced.
If everything goes well, Sony should target the second or third quarter of 2022 for the start of production. However, the report should be treated with the necessary caution: the source did not always hit the bull’s eye with such reports.
Either way: Sony will have to optimize PS5 production in some way, because it is currently difficult to meet demand. Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki attributes this to bottlenecks in the production chain as well as to “other factors” that would affect the production volume.