Yesterday Japanese retailers revealed that a new iteration of Sony’s PlayStation 5 consoles (dubbed ‘CFI-1200’) will launch on September 15. Now Australian publication Press Start has discovered that this latest edition is lighter than the 2021 revision.
That previous edition (‘CFI-1100’) was 300g lighter than the launch model (for the Digital Edition), due to a redesign of the heat sink. It’s quite possible that this latest revision also cuts weight by trimming down the heat sink. It’s interesting to note that the new Disc Edition now weighs as much as the original Digital Edition.
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There is some speculation that this revision moves the APU to a 6nm node (down from the original 7nm node), but that hasn’t been confirmed. If true, it will need less cooling, which could justify the weight saving. Either way, the latest revision is said to be optimized for faster production.
PS. In case you missed the bad news, Sony is raising PS5 prices almost everywhere. Check out our post for the updated pricing (up as little as 6% or as high as 21%, depending on the region).