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There is a report the PlayStation 5 will be getting an overhaul with a new model set to launch around September 2023, according to sources familiar with Sony’s plans who shared details with Insider Gaming.
The new PlayStation 5 will replace the current iterations and will have nearly identical hardware to the current consoles on the market.
The biggest difference is the new PlayStation 5 will have a detachable disc drive. The detachable disc drive will be connected to the PlayStation using an extra USB-C port on the back of the console.
The sources claim Sony will sell the new PlayStation 5 similar to how it does now. With one model including the detachable disc drive, while another will not include it. The detachable disc drive will be available to purchase separately.
The detachable disc drive is said to not ruin the look of the PlayStation 5 as it will attach to it without looking like an external drive.
As always this should be treated as a rumor until an official announcement is made by Sony.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.
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