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The new slimmer PS5 is now available in the US

13 Nov 2023 | Rasmus Larsen |

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.

Slimmer PS5

The new slimmer PlayStation 5 comes bundled with either Spider-Man 2 og Call of Duty Modern Warfare III. Photo: Sony

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.

No point in upgrading

It 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

The new PS5

A horizontal stand is included but a vertical is an extra purchase. Photo: Sony

The new PS5

How to attach/detach the disc drive. Photo: Sony

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 Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive 79.99 USD | 119.99 EUR | 99.99 GBP Vertical stand 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)
MassPS5: Approx. 3.2 kg PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 2.6 kg
CPUx86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPUAMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System MemoryGDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
PS5 Game DiscUltra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
BD/DVD driveDisc Drive portequipped with Disc Drive
Video OutSupport of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio“Tempest” 3D AudioTech
Input/OutputFront of ConsoleUSB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB)
Input/OutputBack of ConsoleUSB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
NetworkingEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)Wi-fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax

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