Sony Announces PS5 Slim Models

Last Update: 11 October 2023 | Sony has surprised gamers by announcing the release of the PS5 Slim models, including both the standard version with a disc drive and the Digital Edition. This news comes alongside the revelation that an optional attachment – an attachable disc drive – will be launched alongside the Digital Edition, a detail that Insider Gaming had exclusively reported over a year ago.
The new PS5 Slim models have been reduced in size by over 30% while still maintaining their original power. In North America, these models will be available at select retailers and from PlayStation directly starting in November, with a global rollout to follow. The pricing for the PS5 Slim is as follows:
U.S.: – PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive: $499.99 USD – PS5 Digital Edition: $449.99 USD
Europe: – PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive: €549.99 EUR – PS5 Digital Edition: €449.99 EUR
U.K.: – PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive: £479.99 GBP – PS5 Digital Edition: £389.99 GBP
Japan: – PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive: 66,980 JPY (includes tax) – PS5 Digital Edition: 59,980 JPY (includes tax)
Customers who opt for the PS5 Digital Edition will have the opportunity to purchase an attachable ‘Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive’ for $79.99 USD | €119.99 EUR | £99.99 GBP | 11,980 JPY.
In addition, Sony has announced that while the PS5 Slim will come with a horizontal stand, there will also be an optional vertical stand available for purchase at $29.99 USD | €29.99 EUR | £24.99 GBP | 3,980 JPY.
The announcement of the PS5 Slim models has generated excitement among gamers, and many are eagerly considering investing in the console this holiday season.
For more gaming news, be sure to check out Insider Gaming’s coverage of the new Animal Crossing Lego sets. Sources:
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