Sony Announces Compact PS5 Model Ahead of Holiday Season

Smaller form factor PlayStation 5 models with and with disc drive.

Sony Interactive Entertainment has unveiled a new, more compact PlayStation 5 (PS5) model as the holiday season approaches. Sony Interactive Entertainment aims to offer gamers more choice and flexibility with this move.

The new PlayStation 5 model is smaller, reducing its volume by over 30% and weight by 18% to 24% compared to previous models. It comes with four cover panels, a glossy top, and a matte bottom.

One notable feature is the attachable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive, allowing for physical discs. It also features a 1TB SSD for added storage.

Smaller form factor PlayStation 5 models with and with disc drive.
Smaller form factor with and without disc drive. Image via PlayStation.

The PS5 Digital Edition remains an option for those who prefer a digital-only experience. The Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for PS5 can be purchased separately for $79.99 USD | €119.99 | £99.99 | ¥11,980 JPY.

The new PS5 model launches in the United States this November, initially available at select retailers and on the PlayStation website. Global availability will follow.

Compact PlayStation 5 Models Pricing

Prices for the new PS5 model at launch in various regions 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
  • PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99

U.K.

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – £479.99
  • PS5 Digital Edition – £389.99

Japan

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – ¥66,980 (includes tax)
  • PS5 Digital Edition – ¥59,980 (includes tax)

The new PS5 model includes a horizontal stand, and a separate Vertical Stand, compatible with all PS5 models, will be sold separately at $29.99 USD | €29.99 | £24.99 | ¥3,980 JPY.

Customization options are also on the horizon, with a range of PS5 Console Cover colors available in early 2024. Prices for these start at $54.99 USD | €54.99 | £44.99 | ¥7,480 JPY, with more colors planned.

Several exciting game releases are lined up for the holiday season, including Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This adds to an already impressive lineup, including titles like EA Sports FC 24, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, and Baldur’s Gate 3.

Sony expressed gratitude to gamers worldwide for their support as the PS5 continues to evolve to meet their needs. The upcoming holiday season looks promising for gamers with the new PS5 model and a range of exciting games.

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