The new PlayStation 5 Slim refines the original model without adopting the “Slim” moniker. Although it maintains the PlayStation 5 name, it is a more compact console featuring increased hard drive space, a new USB-C port, and an upgradeable disc drive bay. Despite these enhancements, the redesigned model retains the same design as the previous model.
Available in two versions; the new PS5 Digital Edition and PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive one with an optical drive and the other without, the disc-based model is selling for $499. It comes as a bundled package at no additional charge, and this bundle includes exciting games—Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Spider-Man 2.
Featuring curved white panels around a black center, with the high collar slightly less prominent, the familiar light strips along the edges of the black center still glow in blue, white, or amber to indicate the console’s status. The only noticeable design difference is the addition of black stripes horizontally running along the white panels.
In the new PS5 Slim, we see a reduction in volume, with the Digital Edition being lighter than the Disc drive model. One design change we couldn’t help but notice is the introduction of four cover panels—two on each side, in contrast to the original PS5’s two panels.
In the Digital Edition, the bottom right cover panel is removable, allowing users to replace it with the new Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive. Although Sony has yet to officially confirm this, it is likely that the add-on disc drive will include a spare console cover due to the increased width after the drive is added.
While most internal specifications of the new PS5 are still the same, there is an upgrade in the form of a larger 1TB SSD. The console retains its 16GB GDDR6 memory and is powered by a Ryzen Zen 2 CPU from AMD.
PlayStation 5 Slim Features
Below are the detailed specifications for the New PS5 Slim Digital console and the PS5 Slim Disc:
|Comparison||New PS5||New PS5 Digital Edition|
|Price||$499, €550, £480||$449, €450, £390|
|Processor||Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core / 16 threads, 3.5GHz||Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core / 16 threads, 3.5GHz|
|GPU||AMD RDNA 2, 10.3 teraflops, 2.23 GHz||AMD RDNA 2, 10.3 teraflops, 2.23 GHz|
|RAM||GDDR6 16GB||GDDR6 16GB|
|Storage||1TB SSD||1TB SSD|
|Disc drive||Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc||Optional add-on|
|Video out||4K, 120Hz||4K, 120Hz|
|Ports||1 x USB Type C (front), 2 x USB Type A, 1 x gigabit Ethernet, 1 x HDMI (rear)||1 x USB Type C (front), 2 x USB Type A, 1 x gigabit Ethernet, 1 x HDMI (rear)|
|Networking||Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6||Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6|
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