Sony reveals sleeker PS5 for the holiday season

The new PS5 is sleeker and lighter than the original model, but offers the same features and performance.

Sony announced a new look for its PlayStation 5 console, which will be available in time for the holiday season. The new PS5 is smaller, lighter, and more energy-efficient than the original model, but still offers the same powerful performance and features.

The new PS5 has a sleeker design, with a black and white color scheme and a curved shape. It was reduced in volume by more than 30%, and weight by 18% and 24% compared to the previous models.

The new PS5 also comes with a horizontal stand included in the box, which allows users to place the console flat on a surface. A new vertical stand, compatible with all PS5 models, is sold separately at USD 29.99. The vertical stand has a built-in screw mechanism that securely attaches to the console.

New PS5 vertical stand

The new PS5 will be available in two versions: the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, and the PS5 Digital Edition, which does not have a disc drive and only supports digital downloads and streaming. The prices for the new PS5 are as follows:

  • U.S.
    PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – USD 499.99
    PS5 Digital Edition – USD 449.99
  • 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)

The new PS5 will launch this November in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the rest of the world. Once inventory of the current PS5 model has sold out, the new PS5 will become the only model available.

New PS5

Sony will continue to support the original PS5 model with software updates and services. Users who own the original PS5 will be able to enjoy the same gaming experience as those who buy the new PS5.

The new PS5 is expected to be in high demand during the holiday season, as Sony faces competition from Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, as well as Nintendo’s Switch OLED model.

There’s no news yet of price and availability details in the Philippines. Stay tuned in for more details about the new PS5.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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