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Sony Broadcasts New, Smaller PS5 Launching Subsequent Month


After some earlier leaks, Sony has formally introduced a brand new, sleeker model of the PlayStation 5. The smaller console comes out in November and may have the identical specs as the present PS5 consoles already out on retailer cabinets.

With little fanfare or teasing, on October 10 Sony revealed particulars and pictures of two new slimmer PS5 fashions which can, ultimately, exchange the present variations of the favored console.

Within the US, Sony says the brand new, smaller PS5 will price both $500, for the model that comes with an Extremely HD Blu-ray disc drive, or $450 for the digital-only model with no disc drive. This seems to be a value improve over the present digital-only PS5, which for the time being costs just $399.

What’s completely different about this new PS5?

According to a blog post from Sony, the brand new PS5 has “been lowered in quantity by greater than 30%” and apparently weighs much less, too. This time round there are 4 separate cowl panels that may be eliminated and swapped out, with the highest panels sporting a shiny end and the underside panels staying matte, like with the present PS5.

Final 12 months, rumors claimed that Sony was going to promote a brand new model of the PS5 that might allow you to add a disc drive. This element was backed up by leaked information and pictures of a brand new, smaller PS5 that hit the online in August. These rumors (and the leaked pics) had been genuine, it appears, as Sony confirmed in the present day that folk who purchase the brand new slimmer PS5 digital version can later add a Blu-ray disc drive. This separate add-on will price $80 within the US, which makes going this route dearer than simply shopping for a brand new PS5 with a disc drive pre-installed.

Internally, the slim PS5 will include 1TB of storage, a rise over the one 800 GB out there within the previous fashions. That seems to be the one actual distinction contained in the machine. So don’t anticipate a PS4 Professional-like improve of the PS5 with this new slimmer variant.

Famous within the weblog publish, Sony says this new model of the PS5 will turn out to be the one mannequin out there “as soon as stock of the present PS5 mannequin has offered out.”

The brand new PS5 launches in November. Listed below are costs from across the globe:

  • U.S.— PS5 with disc drive – 499.99 USD| PS5 digital solely – 449.99 USD
  • Europe PS5 with disc drive – 599.99 EUR | PS5 digital solely — 449.99 EUR
  • U.Okay.PS5 with disc drive – 479.99 GBP | PS5 digital solely 389.99 GBP
  • Japan PS5 with disc drive — 66,980 JPY (contains tax) | PS5 digital solely – 59,980 JPY (contains tax)