Introducing the all-new PlayStation 5 model, which was unveiled without warning. This new model boasts a 30% reduction in size and is lighter by 18% and 24% compared to its predecessor. Despite no increase in power, the performance chip remains unchanged. However, the storage capacity of the SSD has been upgraded from a meager 825GB to a more impressive 1TB.
The design has undergone a transformation as well. Previously, the machine had a two-piece frame, with a left and right division. The new model features a four-piece frame, with a midsection split both at the top and bottom of the console. The upper frame has a glossy finish, while the lower frame has a matte surface.
The new PlayStation 5 model comes in two variations: Digital and Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive. The PS5 Digital version allows for the option of purchasing and adding an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive later on. Meanwhile, the version equipped with a drive can have the drive removed if desired. The drive is sold separately for $79.99.
With new additions, there are also some sacrifices. The new PS5 model omits the base for vertical placement (though the original model included it in the box), which can be purchased separately for $29.99 if vertical placement is desired.
The PS5 model with the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive will be sold at the same price of $499.99, while the Digital version will be sold for $449.99. These models will initially hit the shelves in the United States during the month of November, with other regions to follow.
TLDR: PlayStation 5 presents a new model featuring a smaller size, lighter weight, and increased storage capacity. The design has also been revamped. Two versions are available: Digital and with an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive. The drive can be purchased separately for those with the Digital version. The new model does not include a base for vertical placement but can be bought separately. The prices remain the same, with a release in the United States in November.