Recently, Sony released a PS5 accessible handle Project Leonardo on CES 2023, which has attracted a lot of attention for its unique appearance.
As the most popular mainframe product nowadays, PS5 has always been firmly at the top of the mainframe industry, and it is only natural to launch barrier-free handles under great influence.
After all, a lot of gamers want to experience the unique gameplay on PS5. For ordinary people, this idea is easy to achieve, but for people with disabilities, to experience the fun of PS5, a suitable handle is absolutely necessary.
Perhaps it was under such an opportunity that Sony began to develop PS5 accessibility handles. In a speech in CES 2023, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said Project Leonardo will help disabled players play games more easily and comfortably.
The accessible handle is highly customizable with & ldquo; 's powerful button kit & rdquo;, can be used as a stand-alone handle or paired with a DualSense handle.
At present, this product is in the development stage and is collecting the valuable opinions of users. In addition, Jim Ryan also shared recent developments on PS5, announcing that global sales of PS5 exceeded 30 million as of December 2022.
Sales are 5 million higher than those reported last month. At the same time, Jim Ryan said: & ldquo; from now on, it will be easier for every user who wants an PS5 to find one at a global retailer. & rdquo
This is because PS5 encountered a serious shortage of production capacity after its release, which also led to PS5 being in a state of price increase without stock. The epidemic, coupled with problems in the supply chain, has affected PS5's global shipments.
At the same time, the mining boom caused countless gamers to turn their attention to the mainframe market in the face of high-priced graphics cards, which was also the main reason why it was difficult to find Switch and Xbox at that time, but at present only the national bank version of Xbox is still out of stock.
In addition, affected by the economic downturn, Sony announced in August last year that it would raise the price of the PS5 in a number of countries and regions, which is the first time that the mainframe industry has broken the consensus that the price of the mainframe will not rise once it is released.
Although this practice caused disgust among users, it still did not stop the popularity of PS5. In third-party e-commerce, the price of PS5 has been before the price rise, which in disguise reflects the ample supply of PS5.
At the same time, Sony will launch an updated version of the PS5 this year, but this upgrade is not a performance upgrade, but an iteration of hardware and design, such as the Switch OLED, rather than a half-generation upgrade.
Not long ago, Sony launched a new model of PS5, which has brought about changes in terms of processor and internal structure. The new PS5, model CFI-1202, contains a chip code-named Oberon Plus, which is also semi-customized by Sony to the AMD.
The biggest change is that the process process has been changed from the 7nm process of TSMC to the 6nm process.As a result, the chip area is reduced from 300mm2 to less than 260mm2, and lower power consumption and better heat dissipation can be achieved in theory.
Test foundThe new version of PS5 reduces power consumption by 10% with the same gaming performance.The new version of PS5 reduces power consumption by 10% with the same gaming performance.
From an industry point of view, Sony is also the first mainframe brand to use 6nm processors in the three major manufacturers.The number of effective chips produced per wafer will increase, which will also help to increase machine capacity.
In addition, Sony has shrunk almost everything, including motherboards and internal packaging, to make it lighter. According to previous news, the digital version of PS5 (CFI-1202B) weighs 3.4kg (500g lighter than the original PS5) and the optical drive weighs 3.9kg (600g lighter than the original PS5), according to Disc PS5 (CFI-1202A).
The new PS5 console will be sold separately or bundled with a removable optical drive. The CD-ROM drive can also be purchased separately, so if the CD-ROM drive is broken, there is no need to buy a new game console.
As for the price, the source said that the optical drive was bought separately for $100, or about 714 yuan, which is the price difference between the old optical drive version and the digital version.
This approach can bring players more options, no longer worry about whether to buy a digital version or a CD-ROM version, based on the actual needs to make a choice.
Now, with Sony announcing that the PS5 will be open to purchase, PS5 is finally on the right track. as a mainframe master to be reckoned with in the next generation, whether PS5 can surpass its own PS2 to become the world's best-selling mainframe product is also the focus of PS5's life cycle.