Throughout Microsoft’s trial with the US Federal Commerce Fee over its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it mentioned that it expects Sony to launch a Slim model of the PS5 later this 12 months. It should allegedly price $399.99, although no official announcement has been made. Whereas many believed this was the rumored PS5 with a removable disc drive, it appears there could also be a Slim mannequin floating round.
Responding to a cryptic tweet from The Snitch, Xbox Period’s Nick Baker mentioned he heard “a short time again” a couple of present in August for PlayStation and that the plan “was to disclose the Slim there.” He believes it could possibly be revealed “earlier” to counter Microsoft’s victory over the FTC to accumulate Activision Blizzard.
After all, plans might all the time change, and others like Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson mentioned the brand new PS5 is just a “gen 2” model. Manufacturing will reportedly stop on the present mannequin earlier than the 12 months is out. The brand new mannequin, the identical one with the removable disc drive, will reportedly begin retailing in September.
Sony has but to say something about any new mannequin in improvement, so we’ll want to attend for extra particulars. Keep tuned within the meantime.
I had heard a short time again that there would almost definitely be an August present for PlayStation and the plan was to disclose the Slim there. Perhaps they are going earlier to fight the Xbox/ABK information? https://t.co/8sqyO8gnyx
— Nick (@Shpeshal_Nick) July 17, 2023