PlayStation unveils the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition ‘Slim’ models

The new PS5 'Slim' models will soon replace the original PS5 variants.

PlayStation just announced the new ‘Slim’ models of the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition, and they’re going to be released this holiday season.

The announcement of the new PS5 models may come as a surprise to some, especially given that it doesn’t seem all that long ago when the PS5 was first released. Though looking back to the PS4, that console got a slim and a pro model three years after its initial launch. Given that it has almost been three years since the PS5’s launch, Sony is right on schedule with their console refresh.

Check out the video reveal for the new console variants here:

As always, PlayStation doesn’t really call these new models “Slim,” though we’ll call them the PS5 Slim as we expect most people would.

These new models retain the same design as the original console, albeit noticeably slimmer; not to mention that the “popped collar” at the top of the PS5 is noticeably smaller now. Sony says that the new models are 30% smaller in volume and 18% and 24% by weight respectively.

What’s also cool is that the PS5 is now modular. This means the users who buy the Digital Edition can attach a Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for PS5 later which will be available for USD 79.99.

What also changed is the stand which is now a combination of metal and plastic. Though take note that this vertical stand will not be included inside the box. Instead, the console will only come with a horizontal stand inside.

The new PS5 consoles will have the following price tags:

  •  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 – EUR 549.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – EUR 449.99
  • U.K.
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – GBP 479.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – GBP 389.99
  • Japan
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – JPY66,980
    • PS5 Digital Edition – JPY 59,980


As for availability, the new consoles will first be released in the US this November. It will then be rolled out to more regions in the coming months. PlayStation also confirmed that when existing PS5 stocks have sold out, these new Slim models will be the only ones available.

Source: PlayStation Blog