2023, OCTOBER 10 – Sony has unveiled an exciting addition to the PlayStation family, a new, more compact PlayStation 5 (PS5) model that offers enhanced flexibility and choice for gamers. Here’s a breakdown of the key details from this announcement:

New PS5 Model: Sony’s engineering and design teams have collaborated to create a smaller, lighter PS5 model that retains all the technological excellence of the original. This new model also features a 1TB SSD for increased internal storage and the option to attach an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive to the PS5 Digital Edition, offering gamers the best of both worlds.

Compact Design: The new PS5 is a game-changer in terms of size, with a 30% reduction in volume and an 18% to 24% reduction in weight compared to previous models. It features an aesthetically pleasing design with four separate cover panels, offering a glossy top portion and a matte bottom.

Availability: The new PS5 model will debut in the United States in November, initially at select local retailers and online through It will gradually become available worldwide, eventually replacing the current PS5 model once its inventory runs out.

Pricing: The pricing for the new PS5 model varies by region:

  • In the U.S.:
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – US$499.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – US$449.99
  • In Europe:
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – €549.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99
  • In the U.K.:
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – £479.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – £389.99
  • In Japan:
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – ¥66,980 (including tax)
    • PS5 Digital Edition – ¥59,980 (including tax)

Stands and Accessories: The new PS5 model includes a horizontal stand, and a separate Vertical Stand, compatible with all PS5 models, will be available for purchase at US$29.99 | €29.99 | £24.99 | ¥3,980.

Customisation: Gamers can personalize their new PS5 model with a range of PS5 Console Cover colors, including a sleek all-matte Black and the vibrant Deep Earth Collection colors in Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver. Prices for these covers will start at US$54.99 | €54.99 | £44.99 | ¥7,480 with more colours set to release in the future.

Exciting Upcoming Games: Sony also teased an array of highly anticipated games for the PS5, including Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III. These titles, along with recent releases like EA Sports FC 24, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, and Baldur’s Gate 3, promise an exciting holiday season for gamers.

In summary, Sony’s new PS5 model offers a smaller, more versatile gaming experience with increased storage options and a sleek design. Gamers can look forward to upgrading their gaming setup and enjoying a plethora of exciting titles in the near future.


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