Sony's PlayStation 5 Gets Lighter With Rumored New AMD Chip For Improved Production
Just last week, Sony announced it would be increasing the price of its extremely popular PlayStation 5. Now the company is reportedly slimming down the console with a lighter model as well. According to Japanese retailers, the CFI-1202A (Disc console) and CFI-1202B (Digital console) models are set to launch in the country on September 15, 2022. This is the same day the new price hike is scheduled to take effect in Japan.
While there is no official information, it is being said the new model will also ship with a new AMD 6nm chipset. If true, it is thought the new chip will enable the tech giant to increase production of the console. Even though the chipset is newer, it is not believed to be bringing any major performance changes, however. The move to a 6nm processor is mainly intended to increase the rate of production and is more than likely the reason Sony was able to cut down the weight of the console as well. If it generates less heat, then the company can shed some mass from the heatsink.
Hopefully the moves Sony is making will finally get production levels closer to the level of demand. So, if you are still waiting to get your hands on a PlayStation 5, your wait may be over soon, albeit with a price increase for those outside of the U.S.