A holiday surprise by Sony: A Smaller, Sleeker PS5 with 1TB Storage and Ultra HD Blu-ray Option
As the holiday season draws near, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced a game-changing update for PlayStation 5 (PS5) enthusiasts. This November, gamers in the U.S. will be treated to a refreshed and more compact PS5 model, set to redefine the gaming experience. This new iteration not only features a reduced form factor but also offers added storage capacity and an innovative Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive option for the PS5 Digital Edition.
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For avid gamers who appreciate aesthetics as much as performance, Sony’s new PS5 design is a feast for the eyes. This slimmer console boasts a reduced volume by more than 30% and weighs 18% less than its predecessor, all without compromising the technological prowess that makes the PS5 the ultimate gaming machine. The sleek design comprises four distinct cover panels, featuring a glossy top portion and a matte bottom for a truly modern look.
Ultimate Storage and Versatility
Storage issues are now a thing of the past with the new PS5 model. Sony has listened to user feedback, outfitting this iteration with a spacious 1TB SSD, ensuring you have ample room for your favorite titles. Furthermore, for users of the PS5 Digital Edition, a groundbreaking feature allows you to add an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive to your console. This option brings a whole new dimension to your gaming experience, all available at a reasonable price of $79.99 USD | $119.99 EURO | $99.99 GBP | 11,980 JPY.
Starting from this November, the new PS5 model will be available in select U.S. retailers and on direct.playstation.com. This launch will herald the gradual replacement of the current PS5 model as inventory is depleted. Worldwide availability will follow in the subsequent months, allowing gamers around the globe to experience the next level of gaming.
Sony has taken care to provide options that cater to various budgets. The recommended retail prices for the new PS5 model in the U.S. are as follows:
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive: $499.99 USD
- PS5 Digital Edition: $449.99 USD
For our European and UK gamers:
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive: €549.99 EUR | £479.99 GBP
- PS5 Digital Edition: €449.99 EUR | £389.99 GBP
And for our Japanese audience:
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive: ¥66,980 JPY (includes tax)
- PS5 Digital Edition: ¥59,980 JPY (includes tax)
Sony hasn’t stopped at just the console. With the new PS5 model, you’ll receive a horizontal stand to enhance your gaming setup. Additionally, a Vertical Stand, compatible with all PS5 models, will be available for purchase at $29.99 USD | $29.99 EURO | $24.99 GBP | 3,980 JPY.
The PS5 Console Covers have also seen an upgrade, with a range of colors set to release in early 2024, including a stylish all-matte Black colorway and the Deep Earth Collection, which features striking options like Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver. Prices for these covers will start at $54.99 USD | $54.99 EURO | $44.99 GBP | 7,480 JPY, with more colors expected in the future.
Silver. Prices for these covers will start at $54.99 USD | $54.99 EURO | $44.99 GBP | 7,480 JPY, with more colors expected in the future.
Gaming Delights Await
With a sleeker console and expanded storage options, gamers can look forward to an even more immersive holiday season. Sony’s announcement comes just in time for the highly anticipated launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and other exciting titles like Alan Wake 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. These games, along with recent releases such as EA Sports FC 24, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, and Baldur’s Gate 3, ensure that PS5 users will have a diverse array of titles to enjoy during the festive season.
The new PS5 model is set to redefine the gaming experience this holiday season, offering a sleek design, expanded storage, and enhanced versatility. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a hardcore enthusiast, Sony’s latest offering promises to cater to your every need, delivering a holiday season filled with endless gaming enjoyment. So, get ready to level up your gaming experience with the new PS5.