The PlayStation 5 Gets a New Slimmer Model with an Optional Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive

Written by Chad

October 11, 2023

A new model for the PlayStation 5 was recently announced by Sony and it is expected to launch during the Holiday season.

The said model will be 30% smaller and 18-24% lighter compared to the original model, a nice improvement added for the new model will be the 1TB SSD, whereas the original only had a 500GB SSD variant. One major change for this model would be the option to attach the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for the Digital Edition of the console, the disc drive can be purchased as an optional device for around USD 79.99.

The new PS5 model is expected to be released around November just in time for the holidays, the suggested retail prices according to Sony are as follows:

  • US
    • 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)

 

There will be accessories available for the new PS5 model, including the Horizontal Stand which will be included when you purchase the new PS5 and the new version of the Vertical Stand which is compatible with all PS5 models will be priced at around USD 29.99. New PS5 Console Covers will be available in early 2024 for the new model that includes the all-matte Black and the Deep Earth Collection (Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver) priced at around USD 54.99 with more colors releasing in the future.

 

PlayStation 5 specifications

External dimensions(excluding projecting parts) Approx. 358 × 96 × 216 mm(width × height × depth)
Mass Approx. 3.2 kg
CPU x86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System Memory GDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
SSD 1TB
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
PS5 Game Disc Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
BD/DVD drive equipped with Disc Drive
Video Out Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio “Tempest” 3D AudioTech
Input/OutputFront of Console USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
USB Type-C port (Hi-Speed USB)
Input/OutputBack of Console USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)Wi-fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax

 

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition Specifications

External dimensions(excluding projecting parts) Approx. 358 × 80 × 216 mm(width × height × depth)
Mass Approx. 2.6 kg
CPU x86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System Memory GDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
SSD 1TB
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
PS5 Game Disc Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
BD/DVD drive Disc Drive port
Video Out Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio “Tempest” 3D AudioTech
Input/OutputFront of Console USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
USB Type-C port (Hi-Speed USB)
Input/OutputBack of Console USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)Wi-fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
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