Sony introduces a sleeker PS5 model with 1TB storage, an optional Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive, and reduced dimensions, offering gamers more choice and flexibility.

As the holiday season approaches, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced an exciting update for gamers. A new PS5 model is set to launch, catering to the evolving needs of players and enhancing their gaming experience. This new model boasts a smaller form factor while retaining all the cutting-edge technology that makes the PS5 a top choice for gamers.

Here are the key highlights of the new PS5 model:

Smaller Form Factor: The new PS5 model is more compact, with a volume reduction of over 30% and reduced weight by 18% and 24% compared to previous models. The console’s design includes four separate cover panels, with a glossy top portion and a matte bottom.

1TB SSD: Gamers will enjoy ample internal storage with a built-in 1TB SSD, ensuring they have enough space for their favorite games and content.

Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive: For those who prefer physical media, the new PS5 model offers the option to attach an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive. This allows players to enjoy physical game discs and Blu-ray movies on the PS5 Digital Edition, providing greater versatility.

Availability and Pricing: The new PS5 model will be available in the U.S. starting this November at select local retailers and direct.playstation.com. The global rollout will continue in the following months. Once the current PS5 model inventory is sold out, the new PS5 will be the sole option available. Pricing details for the new model are 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)

Included Accessories: The new PS5 model includes a horizontal stand, and a separate Vertical Stand compatible with all PS5 models will be available for purchase.

Customization Options: Gamers can personalize their new PS5 with a variety of Console Cover colors, including an all-matte Black colorway and the Deep Earth Collection colors in Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver. Additional colors will be released in the future.

Prices for the PS5 Console Covers will start at $54.99 USD | €54.99 EURO | £44.99 GBP | ¥7,480 JPY.

This update offers gamers enhanced flexibility and choice in their gaming setup, ensuring the PS5 continues to provide an exceptional gaming experience. Stay tuned for the arrival of the new PS5 model this holiday season.

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