PS5 Price Drop Hints at Future Hardware Revision in Europe
It appears that Sony may have plans to revise the PS5 hardware specifications in the European market in the light of the recent price drop. This new report comes from an Italian retailer who has placed orders for the console already that have the indications of a “light” revision of the hardware.
The report comes from an Italian retailer who has placed orders for the console already, and the possible revisions hinted in the packaging were shared on ResetEra. The box in question does not state any of the exact specification changes, but it is clearly labeled as “New Light” edition. This has led to speculation that Sony may have plans to adjust certain hardware components within the console.
Such changes have been common practice from Sony in the past, particularly with the PS4 where multiple revised versions of the console were created in the wake of shifts in the console’s manufacturing process. According to reports, the new PS5 revisions are likely to occur in order to reduce costs for the console, and could possibly be exclusive to the European market.
With speculation about the hardware revisions circulating the internet, fans have already begun to speculate about the potential changes. For instance, gamers at ResetEra are speculating that Sony may be adjusting the clock speeds on the GPU in order to reduce costs, as well as possibly replacing the mechanical hard drive with an SSD. These changes would not likely have any major impact on performance, but it could reduce manufacturing costs.
Nothing has been officially announced by Sony at this point, so fans will have to wait for further information to find out what specifically is being changed with the new “Light” edition. In the meantime, this news does indicate that Sony is looking to make changes to the console to make it more accessible to European markets.