The PlayStation 5 Gets a Sleek Makeover Ahead of the Festive Period

Sony has unveiled a new model of its PlayStation 5 console, which comes in a smaller and slimmer design. The new console has all the same technology as the current PlayStation 5, but with a 30% reduction in volume and weight reductions of 18% and 24% compared to previous models. It also adds an attachable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive (for the digital console) and a 1TB SSD for more internal storage. Buyers of the Digital Edition have the option to separately incorporate an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive at $79.99 USD |119.99 EURO | 99.99 GBP | 11,980 JPY.

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The new PlayStation 5 model has four separate cover panels, with the top portion featuring a glossy appearance and the bottom remaining with a matte finish. It will be available starting this November in the U.S. at select retailers and, with a global rollout to follow in the coming months. After the current PlayStation 5 model sells out, only the new slimmer version will be available.

  • U.S.
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 499.99 USD
    • PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 USD
  • Europe
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 549.99 EUR
    • PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 EUR
  • U.K.
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 479.99 GBP
    • PS5 Digital Edition – 389.99 GBP
  • Japan
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 66,980 JPY (includes tax)
    • PS5 Digital Edition – 59,980 JPY (includes tax)

Similar to the existing PlayStation 5, the new model will come with a horizontal stand. But Sony did announce a new vertical stand that is compatible with all PlayStation 5 models and will be made available separately for $29.99 USD | 29.99 EURO | 24.99 GBP | 3,980 JPY.

For individuals keen on personalizing their upcoming PlayStation 5, console covers are set to launch in early 2024. The available shades will be all-matte Black, Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver. Pricing for these PlayStation 5 covers will begin at $54.99 USD | 54.99 EURO | 44.99 GBP | 7,480 JPY