Sony PlayStation 5 gets a new smaller design, 1TB storage, detachable Blu-ray Disc Drive

Sony has introduced a new PS5 model that comes in smaller form factor, along with an attachable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive, and there is a 1TB SSD for more internal storage.

Model PS5 2020 PS5 Digital Edition 2020 PS5 2023 PS5 Digital Edition 2023
Dimensions 390×104 x260mm 390x92x260mm 358×96×216mm 358×80×216mm
Weight 4.5kg 3.9kg 3.2kg 2.6kg
Storage 825GB 825GB 1TB SSD 1TB SSD

Sony says that the new PS5 has been reduced in volume by more than 30%, and weight (PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and PS5 Digital Edition) by 18% and 24%, respectively 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. If you purchase the PS5 Digital Edition, you can also add the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for PS5 later, since Sony will now sell it separately.

A horizontal stand will be included with the new PS5 model. Also, a new Vertical Stand compatible with all PS5 models will be sold separately.

Sony is also planning to release variety of PS5 Console Cover colors for the new model including an all-matte Black colorway and the Deep Earth Collection colors in Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver starting in early 2024.

Pricing and availability
  • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 499.99 USD (Rs. 41,600 approx.) | 549.99 EUR | 479.99 GBP | 66,980 JPY (includes tax)
  • PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 USD (Rs. 37,430 approx.) |449.99 EUR | 389.99 GBP |59,980 JPY (includes tax)
  • PS5 Console Covers – Starts at 54.99 USD (Rs. 4,575 approx.) | 54.99 EURO | 44.99 GBP | 7,480 JPY
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for PS5 – 79.99 USD (Rs. 6,655 approx.) | 119.99 EURO | 99.99 GBP | 11,980 JPY

The new PS5 models will roll out starting from November 2023 in several countries.

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