It was previously rumored that Sony might be planning a PlayStation 5 Slim or other sort of redesign of its wildly popular next-gen console for 2023. According to a new report from Taiwanese IT outlet DigiTimes, production on a PS5 hardware redesign will actually happen earlier, sometime during the second and third quarter of 2022. The new PS5 is said to feature a new, semi-customized 6-nanometer CPU from AMD as a cost-cutting measure.
Taiwanese news outlet with spotty track record Digitimes: Sony aims for a PS5 redesign for 2Q or 3Q 2022: https://t.co/ASb1oWa3gM (paywall: and yes, I am subscribed)— Dr. Serkan Toto / Kantan Games Inc. (@serkantoto) May 6, 2021
It says the next PS5 will come with a "new semi-customized" 6nm CPU from AMD.
5nm is said to be too costly.
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.
Sources: DigiTimes, VGC, Dr. Serkan Toto