According to IT Home, citing Insider Gaming’s own insiders, the new PlayStation 5 game console with a removable optical drive will go into production in April 2023 and go on sale in September 2023.
Sony is reportedly planning to sell 18 million PlayStation 5 consoles in fiscal year 2022 and 30.5 million in fiscal year 2023, including 12 million of the original PS5. Insider Gaming also writes that Sony will completely stop releasing the old PlayStation 5 by Christmas 2023.
Previously reportedthat the biggest change to the new PlayStation 5 is that it will feature a removable optical drive that will connect to the PlayStation 5 via the USB-C connector on the back of the console.
The new PlayStation 5 console will be available for purchase with a removable optical drive, or you can buy it later if necessary. This will also save you from buying a new console if only the optical drive fails in the future.
As for the price, the source says the optical drive will be offered separately for $100. The same will be the difference between kits from a console with a drive and only the console itself.