Launched last November 19, that is to say almost six months ago, the Sony PS5 is still untraceable in stores … To afford the console, you have to be lively and precise during a restock, with consoles that usually go away in just a few minutes. A shortage which is partly explained by a shortage of components, but also by an impressive demand for the new PlayStation, which does not prevent Sony from posting record sales.

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The PS5 Slim at home… before the PS5?

According to Digitimes, Sony could soon make a rather surprising decision to increase the production rate. Indeed, according to the Taiwanese magazine, the Japanese giant would have the idea to review the design of the console, so as to be able to integrate in the latter a new 6 nm semiconductor.

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Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki, for his part, said the company is considering various solutions to help it cope with the global shortage of hardware components. This could involve the possibility of modifying the design of the equipment, or of finding secondary suppliers.

According to some, Sony could therefore decide to accelerate the development of a new version of its PS5, which could, one imagines, display a more compact size, to become the future “PS5 Slim” which, as we know, will arrive. one day or another in shops. In this way, Sony could not only overcome the shortage of components, but also revise the design of its machine, by developing a more compact and successful PS5, the base model not being a design marvel. it’s obvious.

In the past, Sony has always accustomed us to offering versions “Slim”Of his PlayStation. It started with the PSOne in 2000, then with the PS2 Slim, not to mention various PS3 models. Regarding the PS4 generation, if the basic console was launched in November 2013, the Slim version was marketed in 2016. With its PS5, Sony could therefore reduce this period of 3 years, and offer a PS5 Slim a little earlier (from 2022 ?) to finally satisfy the demand. Ready for a PS5 Slim + Gran Turismo 7 bundle?