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Rumor: PS5 redesign to feature detachable disc drive

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Sony will release a redesigned PS5 hardware model next year, and its biggest change will be a detachable disc drive. According to the reliable reporter Tom HendersonWriting for a new website called Insider Gaming, players will have the option to connect a UHD Blu-ray Disc drive via an additional USB-C port on the back of the system. However, fans who want to go all-digital won’t need it.

According to Henderson’s report, the new system will be sold in two configurations: on its own, similar to the existing PS5 Digital Edition, or bundled with a detachable disc drive. Players will also be able to purchase the disc drive separately, should they choose to adopt physical media later down the line – or, indeed, need to replace a broken part.

Interestingly, the article claims that the disc drive matches the aesthetics of the redesigned device, meaning you’ll be able to attach it to the device so it looks like it’s a part of the original hardware – Despite being technically a standalone accessory. It’s worth mentioning that the anonymous sources cited in the story do not indicate that there will be any changes to the platform’s performance as part of this redesign. It is NoThen, a PS5 Pro.

However, it’s likely that this redesign will also be lighter and smaller than the current model – whether you add a disk drive or not. The new unit is expected to be released sometime around September 2023, with Sony reportedly ordering 18.5 million units of the new console, and only 12 million units of the current model.

Although this is a surprising story on the surface, it makes sense. PS5 Digital Editions have generally been difficult to find, so by offering the disc drive as an optional extra – either as part of a bundle or as a separate standalone purchase – it gives consumers more flexibility in this increasingly immaterial age. will do

Henderson has leaked hardware viz DualSense Edge In retrospect, so we have no reason not to trust his sources – but it goes without saying that this is a very outlandish rumor, and thus the specifics could either be wrong or changed. are Still, it potentially gives us an interesting snapshot of Sony’s plans – we’ll check with the manufacturer and see if there’s anything to add.

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