Throughout Microsoft’s trial with the US Federal Commerce Fee over its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it stated it expects Sony to launch a Slim model of the PS5 later this 12 months. It is going to allegedly value $399.99, although no official announcement has been made. Whereas many believed this to be the purported PS5 with a detachable disk drive, it seems there could also be a Slim mannequin on the market.
In response to a cryptic tweet from The Snitch, Xbox Period’s Nick Baker stated he heard “some time again” a few PlayStation present in August 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 amass Activision Blizzard.
After all, plans might at all times change, and others like Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson have stated that the brand new PS5 is solely a “gen 2” launch. Manufacturing will reportedly stop on the present mannequin earlier than the tip of the 12 months. The brand new mannequin, the identical with the detachable disk drive, will reportedly begin retailing in September.
Sony hasn’t but stated something about any new fashions in improvement, so we’ll have to attend for extra particulars. Keep tuned within the meantime.
I had heard some time again that there was most certainly going to be an August PlayStation present and the plan was to disclose the Slim there. Perhaps they’ll battle the Xbox/ABK information first? https://t.co/8sqyO8gnyx
— Nick (@Shpeshal_Nick) July 17, 2023