PlayStation has revealed a new design for its PS5 console. The updated model will be more compact, with a volume reduction of over 30% and a weight decrease of 18% to 24% compared to previous models. The redesigned PS5 will feature four separate cover panels, with the top having a glossy finish and the bottom in matte.
For those who opt for the PS5 Digital Edition, there will be an option to add an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive later, available separately for 79.99 USD | 119.99 EURO | 99.99 GBP | 11,980 JPY.
The new PS5 model will be available in the U.S. starting this November and will be rolled out globally in subsequent months. Once the inventory of the current PS5 model is exhausted, this new design will be the only one available for purchase.
Pricing for the new PS5 model is as follows:
- 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
- Japan: PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 66,980 JPY (includes tax); PS5 Digital Edition – 59,980 JPY (includes tax)
The new PS5 model will come with a horizontal stand. A new Vertical Stand compatible with all PS5 models will also be available for purchase separately.
The announcement comes ahead of several game launches, including Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.