It’s a usual fact in the video game industry: manufacturers often release new models of their consoles, without users even noticing. Mind you, we’re not talking about “slim” or “pro” versions, which are really different things, but new series with minor changes: the PS5 will be no exception to the rule, and as a certain Akatama pointed out on Twitter, Sony is about to release a PlayStation 5 “CFI-1115A”, while the current model is called “CFI-1015A”.
So what’s actually changing? Well, some of the internals will change slightly, so that production will probably cost Sony a little less. Perhaps by optimising specific materials as well, the shortage can be slightly curbed (or maybe not). So this “11XX” series shouldn’t change anything for us, the gamers, once controller in hand, but it’s always important to see Sony’s interest in slowly evolving its beast over time.
It was the same story with the PS4: first released in the “10XX” line, the “11XX” model arrived a year later. Now we hope that future series will make the PS5 work even better: you never know.