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News hardware & software 28 May 2021, 14:12

author: Qskan

Sony Said to be Working on New PS5 Revision; Console is to Break Even Soon

There are many indications that a new PlayStation 5 model is about to hit the market. Last month, Sony filed a patent that may suggest that an improved revision of the console is already in the pipeline.

Six months after the launch of the PlayStation 5 console there are plenty of indications that its new model is on the way. According to business analyst Roberto Serrano, this week Sony registered with the US Federal Communications Commission device number CFI-1115A - this name hides a new model of the console (the current model was marked as CFI-1015A). This means that in the revised PS5 will feature a different module responsible for wireless communication, namely the Wi-Fi connection.

The J20H100 module currently used in PS5 consoles is to be replaced by the AW-XM501. What do these names mean? According to experts, the new Wi-Fi module, which differs in the energy gain of the antenna, can bring an improvement in connection quality and reduce possible delays. It is not known how much this change will be felt - the differences may be insignificant. A new model with improved Wi-Fi would replace the standard version of the PS5.

Interestingly, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan "the standard edition of PS5 will break even in June 2021" and console production is expected to become increasingly profitable after that point. Among the devices sold, the vast majority are versions with optical drive. Do these figures, together with the preparation of a new revision of the console, mean that the availability of PS5 will increase this year? Hard to say at this point, but some moves on the part of the manufacturer can always raise some hopes.

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