Sony Introduces New, Slimmer PlayStation 5 Model with Enhanced Features
Sony pleasantly surprised gamers by announcing a fresh and sleek version of the highly popular PlayStation 5 (PS5) and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. Set for release next month, this upgraded design aims to cater to the ever-changing needs of players.
A Compact and Lightweight Console
The most noticeable change in the new PS5 model is its compact size, reducing the console’s volume by over 30%. This size reduction is perfect for those who were concerned about the previous design dominating their living room space. Additionally, Sony has managed to lighten the weight of the console, with a 24% reduction for the standard PS5 and an 18% reduction for the PS5 Digital Edition.
The Addition of an Optional Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive
One of the major highlights of the new PS5 model is the inclusion of an optional Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive. Users have the flexibility to remove or add this drive to their console as desired. The console bundle, priced at $499.99 / £479.99 / AU$799.95, will include this drive, allowing buyers to enjoy physical games. Alternatively, users of the cheaper Digital Edition ($449.99 / £389.99 / AU$679.95) can now opt for the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive separately for $79.99 / £99.99 / AU$159.95, providing them with the option to play physical games in the future.
A Redesigned Console Stand
In addition to the console itself, Sony has also revamped the design of the console stand. Unlike previous versions, the stand will not be included in the box and will need to be purchased separately for $29.99 / £24.99 / AU$49.95. The stand is compatible with both the standard PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition.
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