Court Documents Say a New PlayStation 5 Slim is Releasing This Year

New court documents from Microsoft in its court case against the FTC have revealed that Sony could be releasing a PlayStation 5 Slim later this year.

First spotted by GameRant, the document states, “PlayStation likewise sells a less expensive Digital Edition for $399.99, and is expected to release a PlayStation Slim later this year a the same reduced price point.”

If you’re familiar with Insider Gaming’s PlayStation hardware coverage, you’d know that we’ve already covered a new PlayStation 5 that is in development. Scheduled to release in September 2023, the new PlayStation 5 will have a detachable disc drive as a means of reducing the PS5’s entry price point. Insider Gaming understands that this new PlayStation is set to completely replace the original PlayStation 5 by the end of the year.

It’s unclear what the new PlayStation 5 will be called, but based on the documents it suggests it will be called the PlayStation 5 Slim.

Several months ago, sources showed a prototype of the console to Insider Gaming under the condition the photos do not go public. Unfortunately, the prototye was 2 black boxes connected via a USB-C cable which was to test the detachable disc drive feature. So we’re unsure of how the final unit will appear.

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