Sony is replacing the original PlayStation 5 console with a new slimmer PlayStation 5, featuring 1TB storage and an attachable disc drive. It is available now in the US.
As announced last month, the slim PlayStation 5 comes with an attachable disc drive. The standard version includes the disc drive pre-installed, while the digital version allows you to purchase and attach the disc drive later if you change your mind.
According to Sony, the new PS5 boasts a reduction in volume by over 30% and weight by 18% and 24%, respectively, compared to its predecessor models. The SSD storage has been upgraded from 825GB to 1TB, and there are now two USB-C ports on the front.
The rest of the hardware remains unchanged, maintaining the ability to output up to 4K at 120Hz with HDR over HDMI 2.1.
The new slimmer PlayStation 5 comes bundled with either Spider-Man 2 og Call of Duty Modern Warfare III. Photo: Sony
No point in upgradingIt is not officially a 'PS5 Slim' and it is far from a 'PS5 Pro' so there is no point in upgrading if you already own a PlayStation 5 console.
The slimmer PS5 targets consumers who do not currently own a PS5.
The slimmer PS5 is available now in the US from retailers such as Amazon bundled with Spider-Man 2 or Call of Duty Modern Warfare III for $500, the same price as the previous PS5. It will soon be available in more regions, with the new PS5 Digital version set to arrive later.
2023 PlayStation 5 pricing and specifications
A horizontal stand is included but a vertical is an extra purchase. Photo: Sony
How to attach/detach the disc drive. Photo: Sony
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 499.99 USD
- PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 USD
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 549.99 EUR
- PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 EUR
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 479.99 GBP
- PS5 Digital Edition – 389.99 GBP
Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive
79.99 USD | 119.99 EUR | 99.99 GBP
29.99 USD | 29.99 EUR | 24.99 GBP
2023 PlayStation 5 specifications
|External dimensions(excluding projecting parts)||PS5: Approx. 358 × 96 × 216 mm(width × height × depth)
PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 358 × 96 × 216 mm(width × height × depth)|
|Mass||PS5: Approx. 3.2 kg
PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 2.6 kg|
|CPU||x86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2”|
|8 Cores / 16 Threads|
|Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz|
|GPU||AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine|
|Ray Tracing Acceleration|
|Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)|
|System Memory||GDDR6 16GB|
|5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)|
|PS5 Game Disc||Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc|
|BD/DVD drive||Disc Drive portequipped with Disc Drive|
|Video Out||Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)|
|Audio||“Tempest” 3D AudioTech|
|Input/OutputFront of Console||USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)|
|USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB)|
|Input/OutputBack of Console||USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2|
|Networking||Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)Wi-fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax|