Smaller Form Factor PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition Launched

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has just unveiled the new PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition with a smaller form factor just in time for the holiday season.

Smaller Form Factor PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

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The new version of the PlayStation 5 and 5 Digital Edition is said to have more than 30% less volume and 18% and 24% less weight compared to the previous models.

The latest versions also have four separate cover panels with a glossy finish on the top portion and a matte look on the bottom.

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If you opt for the Digital Edition, you can also get an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for PS5 later which will be sold for USD 79.99 (around PHP 4,500)/EUR 119.99 (around PHP 7,200)/GBP 99.99 (around PHP 7,000)/JPY 11,980 (around PHP 4,600).

Full Specifications

PlayStation 5PlayStation 5 Digital Edition
CPUx86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2”
8 Cores/16 threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5GHz
x86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2”
8 Cores/16 threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5GHz
GPUAMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine (10.3 TFLOPS)AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine (10.3 TFLOPS)
System Memory16GB GDDR6448GB/s bandwidth16GB GDDR6448GB/s bandwidth
SSD1TB 5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth1TB 5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth
Video OutSupport of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Ports (front)USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
USB Type-C port (Hi-Speed USB)
USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
USB Type-C port (Hi-Speed USB)
Ports (back)USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
NetworkingEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)Wi-fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)Wi-fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
External dimensions (width x height x depth)Approx. 358 × 96 × 216 mmApprox. 358 × 80 × 216 mm
WeightApprox. 3.2 kgApprox. 2.6 kg

Pricing and Availability

These will be available in the US starting in November and they will roll out globally in the following months. These are priced at:

US

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – USD 499.99 (around PHP 28,400)
  • PS5 Digital Edition – USD 449.99 (around PHP 25,600)

Europe

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – EUR 549.99 (around PHP 33,100)
  • PS5 Digital Edition – EUR 449.99 (around PHP 27,100)

UK

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – GBP 479.99 (around PHP 33,500)
  • PS5 Digital Edition – GBP 389.99 (around PHP 27,200)

Japan

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – JPY 66,980 (with tax) (around PHP 25,600)
  • PS5 Digital Edition – JPY 59,980 (with tax) (around PHP 22,900)
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A horizontal stand will be with the new PS5 model but a new vertical stand compatible with all PS5 models will be sold seperately at USD 29.99 (around PHP 1,700)/EUR 29.99 (around PHP 1,800)/GBP 24.99 (around PHP 1,700)/JPY 3,980 (around PHP 1,500).

The company also clarified that the new version will be the only model available after after the inventory of the current PS5 has sold out.

*Prices in PHP are direct conversions using the exchange rate at the time the content was published. These are not indicative of actual local pricing and don’t include additional costs like taxes, etc.

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