Sony didn’t formally announce a launch date, however the rumors have been true. The PS5 Slim launched this previous Friday and is offered now worldwide. The Standard Edition retails for $499.99, whereas the Digital Version prices $449.99.
As a redesign of the older mannequin, the PS5 Slim incorporates a removable Extremely HD Blu-ray disc drive and a brand new four-panel design. It features a horizontal stand with a vertical stand obtainable for $29.99. The Commonplace Version is eighteen % lighter than the older mannequin with a 30 % decrease quantity.
As for the Digital Version, it’s 24 % lighter, and gamers can connect an Extremely HD Blu-ray disc drive (bought individually at $79.99). Each fashions additionally function a 1 TB solid-state drive, with expandable storage supported.
The PS5 Slim would be the de facto mannequin after stock for the older console has cleared out. Sony has shipped 46.6 million PS5 consoles worldwide with the aim of 25 million shipped this fiscal yr. In the meantime, rumors point out that the PS5 Professional exists and can launch in late 2024. Keep tuned for potential bulletins within the coming yr.