Sony Introduces the PS5 Slim Gaming Console with a Smaller Form Factor Design
The Japanese tech company, Sony, has now introduced a new gaming console with the moniker – PS5 Slim, featuring a smaller form factor design. It will be arriving in markets next month, in November 2023.
Here’s more about the newly introduced gaming console.
Sony PS5 Slim Introduced
This announcement has arrived following the lot many rumors that had surrounded the gaming console and also about Sony’s plan to introduce such a device. As previously mentioned, the device indeed features the same technologies as the normal PS5 but comes with a smaller form factor design.
There are two versions for the PS5 Slim gaming console, one with a disc drive(Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive) and the Digital Edition version. The two are 30% smaller in terms of volume when compared to the previous PS5 model, and regarding the weight, they weigh 18% and 24% respectively, than before.
Speaking more about its design, the gaming console has four separate cover panels. The top portion of the device has a glossy touch, whereas the bottom part comes with a matte finish. On each of its sides, there are two slits given, and at its front, two USB type-C ports have been given as well. The previous PS5 model only had one USB type-C port, along with a USB type-A port. The model with a disc drive also has an added bulge at the side for the removable disc drive
To add, Sony has also included a horizontal stand for the newly unveiled gaming console. One more thing to add here is that the new PS5 Slim also has a storage of 1TB, compared to the 825GB storage given on the older model.
Regarding the price, Sony’s PS5 has been introduced in different global markets with price points of USD 499.99, EUR 549.99, GBP 479.99, and JPY 66,980, for the model with a disc drive. The Digital Edition version is priced at USD 449.99, EUR 449.99, GBP 389.99, and JPY 59,980. A new vertical stand, which will be compatible with all the PS5 models, has also been introduced by the brand, and it will have a price tag of USD 29.99 in the United States.