Sony’s new PS5 has been totally redesigned inside and uses less power

Sony has totally revamped the internal design of its latest PS5 models. A revised PS5 model started appearing in Australia last month, and now YouTuber Austin Evans has taken a look at the internals and discovered a lot of changes. Sony is using a new, smaller motherboard for the PS5, different cooling, and has even changed the SSD enclosure. All of these changes add up to another weight reduction, but no obvious changes to the exterior of the PS5. The real big change is the updated motherboard in the PS5. It has shrunk by around two inches, and the cooling for the PS5 is slightly different thanks to an additional heat pipe at the rear and a smaller heatsink. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a redesigned cooling solution on the PS5. The new motherboard and heatsink on this 2022 PS5 now weighs around 2.5 pounds according to Evans, that’s a pound lighter than the original design. Sony has also moved a lot of components around with this new motherboard design, and it means the CMOS battery is completely hidden away under the heatsink.

Nintendo announces a new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet-flavoured Switch OLED

Seems like whenever a new flagship Nintendo game is about to release, it gets a special edition Switch to go with it. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are no exception, as today, Nintendo has revealed the orange and grape-flavoured OLED Switch that will accompany the release of the next major Pokémon title. Burdened with the especially cumbersome name – The Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition – the OLED Switch launches on November 4th and retails at $359.99, making the fancy paint job featuring Scarlet and Violet’s new legendries Koraidon and Miraidon worth $10 extra bucks than the regular stark white SWOLED. In addition to the new SWOLED, Nintendo also released a new trailer for ScarVi (my new name for the game that I just made up right now) that gives us even more details on what to expect from the game. The trailer revealed the “evil” Team Star – a group of rebellious students that seem to live in their own autonomous zone, which is a hilarious bit of world-building when you realise that Paldea’s partly based on Spain, a country that is currently grappling with independence movements.