It’s no secret that the PlayStation 5 stands out from previous generations by its almost total absence from the shelves and other retail outlets. And according to some industry analysts, this damn shortage could continue, the fault of a constant demand, but also a certain shortage of components. While waiting to find a solution, Sony takes care of the smallest details of its machine.
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Last May, Jim Ryan announced straight away an increase in sales of the Digital model of the imposing console. Today it is indeed the version devoid of reader which invites itself once again in the news: the one which already wants to be lighter than the Standard model has quietly undergone a new slimming treatment. The summer body, you say?
Let’s get Digital, Digital
A user manual just posted by Sony Japan indeed lists a “new” model, if potentially stamped CFI-1100B01, the evolution of the CFI-1000B01. Said manual available at this address allows you to quickly list the actual changes, which are admittedly very meager. With 3.6 kg, the console has been reduced by 300 grams, a subtle variation that some attribute among others … a new screw, the one that allows to fix (or not) the base of the PS5:
説明書 も 公開 さ れ ま し た （pdf）。
セ ー フ テ ィ ー ガ イ ドhttps://t.co/xuGnc1hs2v
ク イ ッ ク ス タ ー ト ガ イ ドhttps://t.co/T0cS8xITDw
よ く 見 た ら 300 グ ラ ム 軽 く な っ て い ま し た。
電力 な ど は 変 化 な し。
ベ ー ス の ネ ジ は ほ ん の 少 し 変 わ っ た よ う で す。
※ 先 程 の ツ イ ー ト を 修正 し 再 投稿 pic.twitter.com/pFTX0CVHW2
– れ ん か (@Renka_schedule) July 20, 2021
But even Sunday DIY enthusiasts will understand that a simple change of hardware cannot justify this difference in weight: it is therefore a safe bet that Sony has also modified other elements of the internal architecture., and to be clear about it, we will have to wait until the first bones of the beast.
Fortunately, these should not be long in coming, since this model CFI-1100B01 is already expressly listed on some Japanese online sales sites, like Nojima Online. Our colleagues from WWCF Tech Don’t hesitate to get wet, and put a coin on the huge fan as well as the console heat sink.
Whatever happens, we can’t wait to discover what are the first improvements made by the Japanese manufacturer. Recall that its financial administrative director did not rule out “modifying the design of the console” to increase its production. Like this good Freeza wants, the PS5 has not yet revealed its final form …
Rest assured: in Japan, the new model is already out of stock. We almost got scared.