As we reported earlier in the year, the long-rumored but now confirmed new slimmer version of the PS5 has been revealed by Sony via PlayStation Blog.

With the holiday season approaching and the release of the new PlayStation Portal on November 15th, the new model of the PS5 will be released sometime in November. Thanks to PlayStation Blog, we’re told by Sid Shuman that the need to redesign the PS5 was “to address the evolving needs of players, our engineering and design teams collaborated on a new form factor that provides greater choice and flexibility. The same technology features that make PS5 the best to play are packed into a smaller form factor, along with an attachable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive and a 1TB SSD for more internal storage.”

First and foremost this new PS5 is not a Pro version of the console, which is fine. Personally, I don’t see the need for a “pro” version of the console at this current point in the PlayStation’s life cycle. This newer version is just a slimmed-down console with all the same bells and whistles and updated storage. This new PS5 is stated to have reduced in volume by 30% and weight by 18% or 24% compared to the previous models. For accurate dimensions, the new model will be 14 x 3 x 8.5 with the disc making the console weigh around 7 lbs and without the disc drive, it’ll be a little over 5 lbs.

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It’s worth touching upon the four plates that are on the console, the top plates are glossy, and the bottom plates have more of a matte finish which is a similar approach Sony did with the PS4. One of the bottom plates also hides where the attachable disc drive connects. For those wondering, if you buy the digital version of the console, you’ll have the option to buy a disc drive separately and turn your new digital PS5 into a disc-based console.

Sold separately will be a vertical stand that allows players to stand the console, well, vertically. That will be sold for $30. Consoles will come with a horizontal stand. Newer versions of existing plates will become available for this version of the PS5 starting early 2024 including an all-new matte black finish as well as the Deep Earth Collection.

Sid Shuman also states that once current models of the PS5 sell out, this newer and slimmer version will be the only model available. Releasing in November, the new PS5 model will run $500 for the disc drive PS5 and $450 for the digital PS5. If you want to buy the disc drive separately, you can spend $80 for the disc drive.

The new PS5 releases in November at select retailers and https://direct.playstation.com/.

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