Practically three years after the preliminary launch of the PlayStation 5, Sony has revealed a slimmer redesign. Each the disc drive mannequin and the digital mannequin can be up to date, however these two fashions aren’t as totally different as they was once: you’ll now be capable to buy a disc drive individually, permitting you to improve a digital mannequin to a disc-compatible model. Each variations can be out there this November, and can finally change the present mannequin of PS5 altogether.
“The brand new PS5 has been lowered in quantity by greater than 30%, and weight by 18% and 24% in comparison with the earlier fashions,” the PlayStation blog post reads. It additionally mentions that the brand new covers have totally different textures, which is not instantly clear from the images. “There are 4 separate cowl panels,” it says, “with the highest portion in a shiny look, whereas the underside stays in matte.” This does increase questions concerning the compatibility of console shells Sony at the moment sells that mean you can change the look of your console, however this query is just not addressed within the announcement.
For those who do purchase a more recent digital model and determine to improve it to a disc model, the drive will price you $79.99 within the US, €119.99 in Europe, £99.99 within the UK, and ¥11,980 in Japan. The entire price of a digital console and a disc drive is a bit more costly than shopping for a disc drive model outright. The console will embrace a brand new horizontal stand to set the console on its facet, and a vertical stand can be on sale for $29.99 USD | 29.99 EURO | 24.99 GBP | 3,980 JPY. You may watch the reveal trailer beneath:
For extra PlayStation 5 information, examine how president Jim Ryan is stepping down, learn our checklist of prime 5 PlayStation 5 video games, and take a look at our gameplay breakdown for the PS5 unique Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
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