Rumor – PS5 redesign to go into production in 2022, including ‘semi-custom’ 6NM CPU

Sony will begin production of a newly redesigned PS5 console in 2022, according to a new report on DigiTimes.

The Taiwanese company website claims that suppliers, including TSMC, will begin production of the revamped console design between the second and third quarters of next year. In addition, the new PS5 design will reportedly come with a ‘new semi-custom’ 6nm CPU and AMD, which will be cheaper than the current 5nm version.

Sony clearly hasn’t confirmed any plans to release a new PS5 design at this point, but given the company’s history, there’s probably no question that it will.

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Looking back at Sony’s history, the PlayStation got an overhaul in the form of the PSOne, the PlayStation 2 got a slimmer design in the PSTwo, while the PS3 got two versions: PS3 Slim and PS3 Super Slim. Finally, the PS4 also got a slim model.

The PS5 was released in the US and UK in November 2020 and sold 7.8 million units worldwide by March 31, 2021.

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