Sony has as soon as once more quietly launched a revised PS5 mannequin that’s extra light-weight. Press Begin, an Australian-based gaming website, reviews that each the disc and digital variations of the PS5 are loads lighter now, after new fashions started showing in Australia this week.
The brand new disc mannequin (CFI-1202A) now weighs 3.9kg (8.6 kilos), a 7 % discount from the 2021 revision (4.2kg / 9.2 kilos) and a good greater 13 % discount from the unique mannequin (4.5kg / 9.9 kilos). The digital PS5 has an identical weight reduction, with the 2022 revision now weighing 3.4kg (7.5 kilos), down 13 % from the unique weight of three.9kg (8.6 kilos). The brand new fashions imply the disc model of the PS5 now weighs the similar as the unique digital PS5 mannequin.
Press Begin isn’t certain why each fashions have dropped in weight once more. Sony launched revised PS5 fashions final 12 months and a change in heatsink made up for the complete weight discount of 300 grams (0.6 kilos). We’ll want to attend for somebody to tear down the new PS5 fashions to seek out out what has really modified inside.
Sony’s new PS5 fashions come just as the firm hikes the price for its consoles outdoors the US. Sony is rising its PS5 costs in the UK, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, and Canada. Costs are leaping by 10 % in Europe, 21 % in Japan, and by round 6 % in the UK as inflation charges influence Sony’s gaming enterprise.