December 1, 2023

The smaller PlayStation 5 console that Sony introduced final month is now out there for buy within the US. For now, you possibly can solely buy the $499.99 “PS5 Slim” with a disc drive, however you may also look forward to the discless PlayStation 5 Digital Version which can be priced at $449.99.

“We’re coming into a vacation season with extra console provide than we’ve had for the reason that launch of PS5, together with a brand new PS5 mannequin in a smaller type issue. Gamers can even discover PS5 bundles for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, EA Sports activities FC 24, and Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare III,” Sony mentioned this week.

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The brand new PS5 Slim is accessible to buy from, Amazon, and different retailers. Due to an early Black Friday deal, you will get a free copy of the just-released Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare III with a purchase order of the brand new PS5 Slim.

Sony will proceed to promote the unique PlayStation 5 console whereas provides final, however after that, the Slim mannequin will grow to be the one model you should buy. In case you select the $449.99 PS5 Digital Version, you’ll nonetheless be capable to buy the attachable disc drive for $79.99.

The PS5 Slim is 30% smaller and as much as 24% lighter in comparison with the unique mannequin, so it’d match higher in your TV cupboard. Whereas a horizontal stand is included within the field, the vertical stand that Sony provided with the unique is now a separate buy ($29.99). Underneath the hood, the console’s specs stay the identical.

Sony introduced yesterday that PlayStation 5 gross sales had reached 46.5 million items since launched, with Sony promoting 4.9 million PS5s within the earlier quarter. It will likely be fascinating to see if this new slim mannequin will assist to drive gross sales throughout the vacation season. Microsoft, nonetheless, might launch a refreshed model of its Xbox Collection X with no disc drive subsequent 12 months in line with an inside roadmap that leaked in September.