The PlayStation 5 has had a lot of success on the market, with multiple hit games being released for it since the console first launched. Many players were able to jump into the new Sony ecosystem, despite multiple issues involving shortages and scalping being a major hurdle. But it looks like those looking for an upgrade will have a new PS5 model to look out for. Sony plans on launching the newest PlayStation 5 as early as November.
In an announcement shared by Sony in multiple places, the company is releasing a newer model of the PlayStation 5 for the 2023 holiday season. The rollout for the console will begin in November 2023 and will have two models at different prices. The console will be a little smaller and come with a 1TB hard drive, with a digital edition that has the option to add an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive to it.
Sid Shuman, senior director of SIE content communications, wrote on the official PlayStation Blog about the new PS5 model. “The new PS5 has been reduced in volume by more than 30%, and weight by 18% and 24% compared to the previous models. There are four separate cover panels, with the top portion in a glossy look, while the bottom remains in matte.”
The new model has more hard drive space than the current PS5, which has around 825GB in total memory. There is little to no big differences as far as the inside of the console goes, making this less of a big jump when compared to the PlayStation 4 and the PS4 Slim. The new version of the console will also come with a horizontal stand, and there will be a vertical stand sold separately at retail. In 2024, different color console covers will be released for the new PlayStation 5, giving owners more customization options for the console. The colors that will be made available include an all-matte Black colorway, Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver. They will be priced at around $54.99 USD.
Additional specifications about the new PS5 model are listed on the blog post, with more details on both versions. The PlayStation Blog also goes on to say that the new model of the PlayStation 5 will only be available once the inventory of the previous PlayStation 5 model has sold out. Sid went on to end the post with some words about new and upcoming releases for PlayStation 5. “We are ten days away from the launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, with additional games including Alan Wake 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launching shortly after. With these fantastic games coming, in addition to recent releases such as EA Sports FC 24, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, and Baldur’s Gate 3, there’s plenty for gamers to play on PS5 this holiday season…”
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