Still haven't got a PS5? Sony is now reportedly looking at releasing a new model

New registration suggests a new PlayStation 5 model could be out soon

PS5 DualSense controller with PS5 logo
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A new PS5 model is reportedly in the works with Sony Interactive Entertainment registering a new PlayStation 5 model in Japan. 

The new design certification (opens in new tab) (as spotted by VGC (opens in new tab)) was approved by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in April with what appears to be a new 'CFI-1200' series model listed on the specification. It also notes updated radio equipment needed to meet the latest radio and wireless communication equipment standards. 

At launch, PS5 hardware arrived with 'CFI-1XXX' numbering scheme with the new model set to follow the CFI-1200 numbering convention. A report via DigiTimes, a Taiwanese business site, last year reported that a PS5 hardware redesign was in the works that would see a "new semi-customised" 6nm CPU from AMD be included in any upgrade.

T3 has reached out to Sony for comment.

A new hardware update is not unusual for Sony, having previously lightened the weight of the original PS5 model in 2021 alongside adding a further thumbscrew so users could install the base stand without the need of a screwdriver. 

With the PS5 reaching 19 million sales since first launching in November 2020, Sony will be looking to keep that momentum going, even with major supply issues affecting manufacturing. The newest model potentially might make its way to store shelves in Japan in a few months before then rolling out Europe, Australia and then the US, if history is anything to go by. 

The company recently rolled out a major free PS5 update that includes VRR support to improve graphics across a variety of games. Marvel's Spider-Man on PS5 was one of the first to take advantage of the this feature, making it the perfect time to jump in or revisit. 

Still looking to get your hands on PlayStation 5? Head on over to T3's PS5 restock tracker for the latest details of where to get a console next.  

Matthew is the Staff Writer for T3, covering news and keeping up with everything games, entertainment, and all manner of tech. You can find his work across numerous sites across the web, including TechRadar, IGN, Tom's Guide, Fandom, NME, and more. In his spare time, Matthew is an avid cinema-goer, keen runner and average golfer (at best). You can follow him @MattForde64