Sony registers new PS5 model

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Sony will be altering the PS5 design seemingly to help manufacturing processes after a new specification was registered. This is not a PlayStation 5 Pro, but rather a slight alteration.

The news comes by way of VGC, with the new PS5 design specs being registered on tele.soumu.go The revised design was registered and certified on April 8th, featuring four radio equipment changes to the existing hardware.

What changes will Sony make to the PS5?

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The base model of PS5 was the CFI-1XXX, before being replaced a year later by the lighter CFI-11XX model. Following suit, the ‘CFI-1200’ series model of PS5 registered by Sony has updated radio equipment. It has been granted design certification by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Sony's home territory of Japan. The confirmation here just certifies that the radio and wireless tech meets the correct standard, so there could be other slight alterations in the CFI-1200 unit.

This kind of alteration may not affect your games, but it might affect the ease of manufacture for Sony to help alleviate the bottleneck that it is currently facing in factories.

VGC transcribed a part of the Sony financial call where CFO Hiroki Totoki stated: “We have changed our source of procurement and also changed our design amongst others. So, we have been capable of coping. So, for the parts procurement, I think that we have a good outlook."

This certainly suggests that Sony believes it is starting to solve the issue, but it remains unclear if this is the revision that will do the job, or if it will be the heavily rumoured and speculated upon 6nm chip PS5 we reported on with Moore's Law is Dead.

What do you think of the update? Let us know in the comments, hardware nuts.
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Hey, I'm Kes! I'm a Staff Writer, and I've been here since 2021. What do I like? The Outer Wilds is top notch. The Witcher 3 blew my mind over the course of five years completing it. I want Burnout back — I really miss crunching mechanical wonders into walls to the sound of Guns N' Roses. Cool, now we are acquainted, I'll see you around.