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New PlayStation 5 model number more likely for a hardware revision rather than an upcoming PS5 Pro or PS5 Slim variant

It seems there are already some plans to give the PlayStation 5 a hardware makeover. (Image source: gob.pe/Sony - edited)
It seems there are already some plans to give the PlayStation 5 a hardware makeover. (Image source: gob.pe/Sony - edited)
A new model number for the Sony PlayStation 5 console has been spotted in documents filed with a Peruvian government communications agency. However, it seems more likely the number will be used for a hardware revision rather than a completely new console such as a PS5 Pro or PS5 Slim model.
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Documents spotted recently concerning the Sony PlayStation 5 briefly set alight hopes that a Pro or Slim model was already being prepared for release. An equipment model number “CFI-1115A” can be found in the filing, leading to some speculation that a PS5 Pro or PS5 Slim console could be winging its way to shelves (and eBay) in the near future. However, the likely reality is much more prosaic.

Evidence points to the current PS5 console, which has the model number “CFI-1015A”, having some component revisions, with a new wireless communication module being the chief suspect. Unsurprisingly, gamers have their fingers crossed for numerous other “fixes”, such as a remedy for the PS5’s notorious coil whine, cooling system improvements, and, unsurprisingly, a larger storage solution.

The PS5 has sold well, when available, since its release in November 2020 with estimates placing units sold at over 8.45 million. It’s widely expected Sony might change out some parts or utilize different suppliers just to try to meet demand, hence the likelihood of a revised model appearing soon. If the PS5 chronology reflects that of the PS4, then gamers should hope for a potential PS5 Slim arriving at the end of 2022 or start of 2023, while a PS5 Pro could be released at the same time.

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Equipment model number “CFI-1115A". (Image source: gob.pe)
Equipment model number “CFI-1115A". (Image source: gob.pe)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-06- 3 (Update: 2021-06- 3)