Sony has confirmed that the much-rumored PlayStation 5 slim will be available this holiday season.
The smaller PS5 design comes with 1TB of storage for the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition, up from 825GB for the original version of the console, and the new model offers the option of adding an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc drive for the PS5 Digital Edition.
Sid Shuman, senior director of content communications at SIE, said in an article published on the PlayStation Blog that Sony created this new PS5 “to meet the changing needs of players.”
“Our engineering and design teams worked together to develop a new form factor that provides more options and flexibility,” Schumann said. “The same technology features that make PS5 the best for gaming are packed into a smaller form factor, along with a connectable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc drive and 1TB SSD for more internal storage.”
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Sony said the new PS5 is more than 30% smaller and 18% lighter than the previous model, and 24% lighter. There are four separate covers, with the top having a glossy look while the bottom remains matte. If you buy the PS5 Digital Edition, you can later add the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for PS5, as it will also be sold separately for $79.99 | €119.99 | £99.99 | 11,980 yen.
Sony added that the new PS5 models will be available starting this November at select local retailers in the United States and on direct.playstation.com. It will continue to roll out globally in the coming months. Once inventory of the current PS5 model is sold out, the new PS5 will be the only model available.
here has Suggested retail prices for new PS5 modelsavailable starting in November at participating retailers:
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player – $499.99
- PS5 Digital Edition – $449.99
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player – €549.99
- PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99
- PS5 with UHD Blu-ray Disc player – £479.99
- PS5 Digital Edition – £389.99
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player – 66,980 yen (tax included)
- PS5 Digital Edition – 59,980 yen (tax included)
It is worth noting that the price of the PS5 Digital Edition has also increased with the launch of the ultra-thin version. The original PS5 Digital Edition costs $399.99, while this slimmer PS5 Digital Edition costs $449.99. This means that the slimmer PS5 with a disc drive is $50 more expensive than the slimmer PS5 Digital Edition.
The new PS5 model comes with a horizontal stand. The new stand, compatible with all PS5 models, will be sold separately for $29.99 | €29.99 | £24.99 | 3,980 yen.
here it is Specifications of the new PS5 models:
PlayStation 5 specifications
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition Specifications