The New PS5 Model of the PlayStation 5 that has started to be sold to customers seems to contain a major downgrade.
However, within the past month, reports have come about indicating that Sony has already started to tweak the internals of the next-gen platform slightly.
And now, thanks to a new video that has come about to inspect these changes in the PS5, it looks as though the console isn’t as good as the model that was initially released last year.
New PS5 Model is out Now.
The first major system software update for the PS5 console is rolling out globally tomorrow, and it’s packed with new features and improvements. Our team is passionate about enhancing your experience on PlayStation in every possible way, so here’s a glimpse at what’s coming for PS5, PS4, and PlayStation App.
The new PlayStation 5 arrives seven years after the release of the original PlayStation 4 console in 2013. Although Sony launched the PlayStation 4 Pro in 2016, the Pro was a mid-cycle refresh focusing on targeting higher resolutions rather than a full generational upgrade.
The PlayStation 5, however, is more of what you’d expect from a next-generation console. It is more powerful, yes, but it also features fast flash storage, improved connectivity, a brand new UI, a new controller, a new set of accessories, and support for a new generation of games that can take advantage of all its features. Meanwhile, the PS5 remains backward compatible with existing PS4 titles, which should run better than ever on the new hardware.
In this review, I will look at the features and the performance of the PlayStation 5 and how it compares to its extremely successful predecessor. As someone who has owned every PlayStation home console since the PlayStation 2, I have been looking forward to this for quite some time now, and Sony India, who launched the console in India just this week, was kind enough to lend us one for a few days before launch. So let’s see how the new PlayStation 5 stacks up.
PlayStation is setting a new trand.
A new video from tech YouTuber Austin Evans (which you can find above) looked over the internals of this new PS5 model in great detail. Based on what was found with this new version, the console itself is now lighter than the previous one, but that can find the reason for this change with what was inside. Also, when opening up this PS5 and comparing it to the previous version, the heatsink aspects of the new PS5 seem to be slightly different than the original iteration.
In a move that was clearly meant to help offset manufacturing costs of the PS5, Sony removed a large portion of the heatsink that was seen in the first revision of the console, which led to this drop in weight.
In turn, this change is also one that may affect how the console performs. The smaller heatsink in the new PS5 led to the console running hotter than the original model in tests conducted. Although the difference wasn’t a major one and the hotter temperature of the new PS5 isn’t necessarily a cause for concern, it does show that the first version of the platform that began releasing last year is definitely the better of the two.
So what does this mean moving forward? Well, in all likelihood, this new PS5 model should become the default version that Sony will ship all around the globe. So if you haven’t purchased the console for yourself yet, this is surely the one that will start appearing in all regions down the road. Even though this situation might raise some red flags, hardware revisions such as this are commonplace when it comes to any piece of tech.
And in that regard, it’s expected that Sony would look to make changes in this manner before long. Still, if you happen to have a launch day version of the PS5, consider yourself lucky as it seems you technically own the better version of the platform.
The Bottom Line
Sony recently said it’s unlikely that supplies of PS5 consoles will drastically improve in its current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2022.
However, during an investor call following the publication of record PlayStation financial results, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki said the company was considering various solutions to help it cope with the global shortage of hardware components, including potentially altering hardware designs or sourcing secondary suppliers.
“As I said earlier, we’re aiming for more sales volume than the PS4 [during year 2]. But can we drastically increase the supply? No, that’s not likely,” he said.
“The shortage of semiconductors is one factor, but there are other factors that will impact the production volume. So, at present, we’d like to aim at [beating] second year sales of 14.8 million, which was the second year of PS4.”