Sony has shocked the gaming world by revealing the PlayStation 5 Slim, both the standard and Digital Editions.
Sony has also created and is marketing an ‘attachable disc drive’ for the PlayStation 5 Slim Digital Edition. This is an optional add-on that means you’ll be able to outfit your Digital Edition PlayStation 5 Slim with disc capabilities at a later date if you want it. The innovative design not only offers flexibility to gamers but also marks a shift in how gaming consoles might be perceived in the future.
The new PS5 model, often dubbed the PS5 “Slim”, is not just about its reduced size. It’s about the fusion of design and functionality. The new PS5 has managed to reduce its volume by over 30% and its weight by up to 24%, depending on the chosen model. This model is not only slimmer but also shorter than its predecessor.
What sets it apart is its ability to replace both the standard PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition. The design includes a distinct bulge on the side for the disc drive, which can be conveniently removed and replaced with a side panel. This feature allows users to switch between a digital-only version and one with a disc drive, catering to a broader audience and their varied preferences.
For those who opt for the base PS5 Digital Edition, there’s an option to add the Blu-ray disc drive later, as Sony offers it as a separate purchase. Additionally, the new model features two slits on each side and dual USB-C ports at the front, replacing the single USB-C and USB-A ports of the current PS5.
The new PS5 model is set to hit the US market in November at selected retailers, and then in the months that follow, it’ll launch globally.