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11 Oct, 2023
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Sony recently announced new PlayStation 5 models, informally referred to as the "PS5 Slim."

These models maintain the same internal power as the original but come in a smaller form factor with a detachable disc drive and a 1TB SSD. The detachable drive allows buyers to choose the Digital Edition initially and later add the drive as an $80 modular accessory.

Sony's announcement stated, "To address the evolving needs of players, our engineering and design teams collaborated on a new form factor that provides greater choice and flexibility. The same technology features that make PS5 the best to play are packed into a smaller form factor, along with an attachable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive and a 1TB SSD for more internal storage."

The new PS5 has a 30 percent lower volume and is 18 to 24 percent lighter than the original model. It features a design with four cover panels, a glossy top, and matte sides. Both models include a horizontal stand, and a vertical stand compatible with all PS5 models will be available separately for $30.

However, this flexibility comes at a higher price point. The Digital Edition is priced at $450, while the model with the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc drive costs $500.

The new PS5s will start shipping in November in the US at select retailers, with a global rollout in the following months.