Alleged PS5 slim design baffles the internet

Rumors of a so-called PS5 Slim have been circulating pretty much since the launch of the PS5 itself. And perhaps for good reason — the latter is so massive that gamers have been crying out for a slimmer design. But if it looks anything like these new leaked images purporting to show off the new console, fans may be disappointed.

Images began circulating this weekend of a new console case, codenamed “CFI-2016.” It is very similar to the current PS5. Unlike Sony’s previous “Slim” releases for PlayStation consoles, it looks like the PS5 iteration won’t deviate from the original formula. (Don’t want to wait? Check out the best PS5 deals available right now.)

As spotted by The Verge, images of the new model’s alleged outer casing appeared on Chinese forums before a video surfaced on the Twitter page of an Australian PlayStation repair specialist (below).

The condition in the leaked video doesn’t look much different from the current PS5 condition (Image credit: Future)

But while it certainly looks smaller and lighter (we’d have trouble waving our PS5 around with one hand like that), there’s no denying that the design looks a lot like the much-mocked PS5 itself, with the addition of a black horizontal stripe in The front of the case, and an additional USB-C port. We’ve already heard that the next iteration of the PS5 will feature a detachable disc drive, and it looks like it might as well.

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