Sony has reportedly registered a new PS5 model

Sony appears to have registered a new PlayStation 5 model in Japan, as the company received design-build certification in April for a CFI-1200 device that uses upgraded radio equipment. This approval is likely to be for the PS5, as Sony’s console uses a CFI-1XXX model numbering scheme.

Having received certification in April from the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (via VGC), the new hardware is designed to meet the latest radio and wireless communication equipment standards. This isn’t the first time Sony has changed the PS5 internally, as the first revision removed some weight from the console and added a thumbscrew to the base mount. This CFI-1102A version also featured a smaller heat sink.