Sony just announced the redesigned PS5 console which is now smaller and slimmer than its predecessor.
The new PS5 now includes an attachable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive and a 1TB SSD for increased internal storage. It has reduced its volume by more than 30% and cut its weight by 18% and 24% when compared to the previous models.
- The old PS5 is 390 mm × 260 mm × 104 mm and weighs 3.9kg (2022 revision)
- The new PS5 is 358 mm × 96 mm × 216 mm and weighs 3.2kg.
- The old digital-only PS5 is 390 mm × 260 mm × 92 mm and weighs 3.4kg (2022 revision).
- The new digital-only PS5 is 358 mm × 80 mm × 216 mm and weighs 2.6kg.
It features four separate cover panels, with a glossy look on the top portion and a matte finish on the bottom. If you opt for the PS5 Digital Edition, you can later add the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for PS5.
There’s no CPU or GPU improvement for these new PS5 models, just visual changes and smaller components.
The new PS5 model will come with a horizontal stand included, and a Vertical Stand compatible with all PS5 models will be available for separate purchase.
Starting in early 2024, a range of PS5 Console Cover colours for the new model will be offered, including an all-matte Black option and the Deep Earth Collection colours in Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver. More colours will be introduced in the future.
Pricing and Availability
The PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive costs USD499.99, while the PS5 Digital Edition is USD50 (~RM236) more expensive than the previous version and retails for USD449.99 (~RM2,126).
We expect the PS5 with disc drive to retain the same price in Malaysia, which is RM2,499. But the PS5 Digital Edition will probably see a price increase from RM2,069 to a price closer to the disc drive PS5.
The Vertical Stand is priced at USD29.99 (~RM141), while the prices for the PS5 Console Covers will begin at USD54.99 (~RM259).
The PS5 Slim will launch this November in the U.S. and it will gradually become available worldwide in the coming months.
Sony states that once the current PS5 model’s inventory is depleted, the new PS5 will be the sole available model.
At the time of writing, Sony hasn’t announced local availability or pricing.