Sony has as soon as once more quietly launched a revised PS5 mannequin that’s extra light-weight. Press Start, an Australian-based gaming website, stories that each the disc and digital variations of the PS5 are quite a bit 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 an excellent 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 identical as the unique digital PS5 mannequin.
Press Begin isn’t certain why each fashions have dropped in weight once more. Sony launched revised PS5 models last year and a change in heatsink made up for all the weight discount of 300 grams (0.6 kilos). We’ll want to attend for somebody to tear down the brand new PS5 fashions to seek out out what has truly modified inside.
Sony’s new PS5 fashions come simply as the corporate hikes the worth for its consoles exterior the US. Sony is increasing its PS5 prices within the UK, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, and Canada. Costs are leaping by 10 % in Europe, 21 % in Japan, and by round 6 % within the UK as inflation charges influence Sony’s gaming enterprise.