Monday, December 11, 2023

The PS5 Slim is official: it arrives in November with a new modular design

As the rumors have been anticipating, this 2023 we will have a new PlayStation 5. Well, better said, a PS5 Slim that, maintaining the specifications of the current model, reduces its size and debuts a new design, something different from the current and modular model: the reader Blu-Ray can be added or removed at the whim of the user.

Although Sony has not officially called it PS5 Slim, the truth is that it is the first major revision of the console that reduces its weight and size, as the company has been doing in past generations: a lighter console that, without changing the specifications, It will be the new standard model once the stock of the current model is exhausted.

The new PS5 Slim has reduced its volume by more than 30% and its weight by 18% and 24% compared to previous models, depending on whether it is the digital or disc model. The console is now made up of four separate panels, instead of two, with the upper part in a glossy appearance, while the lower part remains in matte, and continues to be offered in both digital and disc versions.

PS5 Slim: modular design for the disc reader and horizontal support

The interesting thing is that, if you buy the digital edition of PS5, you can add the Ultra HD Blu-ray drive later, since it is modular and will be sold separately. Of course, we will have to add another 79.99 USD | 119.99 euros | £99.99 | 11,980 yen if you want to add it later.

Regarding the price of the console itself, few changes. As confirmed by Sony itself, the PS5 Slim will arrive with the following price structure, always keeping in mind that you can add the disc reader later:

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive – USD 499.99 / EUR 549.99
  • PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 USD / 449.99 euros

Of course, keep in mind that, unlike the current model, the new PS5 Slim It is intended to be used horizontally. Sony has confirmed that a horizontal stand will be included with the new model, but a new vertical stand compatible with all models will also be sold separately, for which you will have to pay an additional 30 euros/dollars.

The new PS5 model will be available from November in the US only, although Sony has confirmed that it will be launched globally in the coming months. As we say, once the inventory of the current PS5 model runs out, the new PS5 Slim will become the only model available, so if you want a launch console, you have to hurry.

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