Sony Announces New PS5 Models — Slimmer, Lighter, and More Expensive

The biggest gaming console on record has been slimmed down to better fit your living space.
Published On October 11, 2023

Sony unveiled its new PS5 models as slimmer refreshes to the standard console — adjoined by a new Blu-ray accessory and a price hike for the Digital Edition.

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PS5 is the biggest gaming console ever made — and it was a struggling fit into a range of setups. Three years later, Sony has revealed a slimmed-down PS5 model that has been “reduced in volume by more than 30%, and weight by 18% (for the standard PS5 model) and 24% (for the Digital Edition) compared to the previous models.”

The new, slimmer PS5 is slightly shorter by 1.25 inches, and narrower by 1.73 inches compared to the standard model. It also loses 1.3 kg to weigh approx. 3.2 kilograms.

  • The redesigned model launches next month for $499.99 — available via “select local retailers” in the U.S. and PlayStation Direct, with a global rollout in the following months. The current model doesn’t see any price cut.
  • While more manageable, the slimmer models will no longer be able to stand vertically — with a Vertical Stand listed for $29.99 now required.
  • Sony also notes that “once inventory of the current PS5 model has sold out, the new PS5 will become the only model available.”

Sony is also offering a removable Blu-ray disc drive for the PS5 Digital Edition — priced at $80. The disc-less version will now cost $449.99 ($50 more than the original PS5 Digital Edition that launched at $399).

Here’s how the new PS5 models are priced in different regions

  U.S.

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive — $499.99
  • PS5 Digital Edition — $449.99

  U.K.

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive — £479.99
  • PS5 Digital Edition — £389.99

  Japan

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive — ¥66,980
  • PS5 Digital Edition — ¥59,980

  Europe

  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive — €549.99
  • PS5 Digital Edition — €449.99

  Pricing for accessories:

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for the PS5 Digital Edition — $79.99/£119.99/¥11,980/€119.99
  • Vertical Stand — $29.99/£24.99/¥3,980/€24.99

New Console Cover colors will also become available starting early 2024 — in all-matte Black, Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver.