December 1, 2023

Sony unveiled right now a redesigned model of its PlayStation 5 console that’s 30% smaller and as much as 24% lighter in comparison with the present mannequin. The PlayStation 5 Digital Version can also be sticking round, however this time, shoppers will be capable of buy an attachable disc drive for $79.99 to make the console look and work just like the common mannequin.

“The brand new PS5 has been diminished in quantity by greater than 30%, and weight by 18% and 24% in comparison with the earlier fashions. There are 4 separate cowl panels, with the highest portion in a shiny look, whereas the underside stays in matte,” defined Sid Shuman, Senior Director, SIE Content material Communications.

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Playstation 5 Digital Edition detachable disc drive
The brand new PS5 Digital Version might be upgraded with an attachable disc drive that’s offered individually.

The design of this new PS5 console had truly leaked a few weeks in the past. Underneath the hood, nevertheless, the specs stay the identical, although Sony did point out a “1TB exhausting drive.” Present PS5 fashions supply simply 825GB of usable storage, nevertheless it’s not clear but if the brand new fashions will supply a bit extra storage.

This redesigned PS5 console and its Digital Version variant will first launch within the US in November, and a world rollout will comply with within the coming months. If the brand new console can even embrace a horizontal stand within the field, Sony can also be launching a brand new vertical stand that will probably be suitable with all PS5 fashions. Listed below are the pricing particulars

  • PlayStation 5: $499.99/€549.99/£479.99
  • PlayStation 5 Digital Version: $449.99/€449.99/£389.99
  • Attachable Disc Drive: $79.99/€119.99/£99.99
  • Vertical stand: $29.99/€29.99/£24.99

“As soon as stock of the present PS5 mannequin has offered out, the brand new PS5 will grow to be the one mannequin obtainable,” Shuman stated right now. Total, the brand new removable disc drive for the PS5 Digital Version ought to make this mannequin extra engaging and simpler to promote. Whereas a leaked inside presentation from Microsoft revealed an upcoming Xbox Sequence X refresh with no disc drive, Sony is making it clear that it’s not giving up on bodily video games but.