The gaming community eagerly awaited the announcement of the console playstation 5after the platform ps4 has completed its useful life of seven years. It is the fifth generation of Sony consoles and it has a lot of graphics and processing power, it also brings the most technologically advanced controls on the market, the DualSense.
Without a doubt, it is a product that seems to have many more years to come and will reign in sales in the video game industry. However, if you want to get a little ahead of what will happen in the next few years, you have to see what happened with the PS4.
The previous generation console was quickly replaced by other versions, the Slim and the Pro. The former was much thinner and became the standard for PlayStation, while the Pro was for those demanding gamers who wanted better performance and storage. .
Well, everything seems to indicate that the PS5 will follow this path. According to a public document from the lawyers of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard presented in the California court, Sony would be planning to put a Slim version of the PS5 on sale in 2023.
A new PlayStation 5 Slim
“Similarly, PlayStation sells a Digital Edition [de PS5] for $399.99 and is expected to release a PlayStation 5 Slim later this year at the same reduced price.”, reads the document. In addition, they analyze the power of the different consoles on the market.
They admit that the Xbox Series S is less powerful and that Sony would have plans to go the same way they did when they announced the Xbox Series X.
“Meanwhile, PlayStation currently offers two different versions of the PlayStation 5 (one with a Blu-Ray player for physical discs [estándar] and another without him [digital]), and are expected to launch even more differentiated Pro and Slim models in the near future”, sentences the document.
At the moment, Sony has not said anything about it, something to be expected knowing how the Japanese company is managed. Recall that at the end of 2022, insider Tom Henderson explained that the Slim version of the PS5 would replace current consoles, just as the PS4 Slim took the place of the traditional PS4.
Although the insider’s predictions suggest that the sale of the new console will be at the end of 2024 and not in 2023 as Microsoft claims. We will have to wait for confirmation from Sony.
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