A new PS5 model has been spotted in Australia, and it's significantly lighter
Sony's shaved 1.3 pounds off the PS5's weight since launch
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: a new PS5 model
🪶 A lighter PS5 model has been spotted in Australia, CFI-1202A AND CFI-1202B
👍 The new revision number shaves off 0.6 pounds from the disc model and 0.5 pounds off the Digital Edition
🥈 It’s the second time Sony has released a lighter PS5 model
😲 The new PS5 models are 13% lighter than the launch 2020 models
Sony has released a new PS5 model in Australia that knocks 0.6 pounds off the weight of the disc model and 0.5 pounds off the weight of the Digital Edition, meaning the console is now 13% lighter than it was at launch.
Press Start Australia spotted the new revision numbers, which are CFI-1202A (disc) and CFI-1202B (Digital). It’s the second time Sony has released a new PS5 revision in Australia before anywhere else, and the new PS5 models follow the same pattern of reducing the overall weight of the PlayStation 5. It’s unclear when these new models will make their way over to the US for the next PS5 restock.
The new PS5 disc and PS5 Digital Edition models are 600 grams and 500 grams lighter than the launch models, respectively. It remains to be seen what internal elements Sony has changed to help reduce the weight of the PS5, but last time it reduced the size of the console’s height sink without impacting overall performance.
While a lighter console isn’t something that directly benefits consumers, it could help Sony save on shipping and manufacturing costs, which continue to rise. Unfortunately, it appears that even with this weight change, Sony didn’t see fit to eat the rising costs businesses and consumers are facing across the globe as it announced a PS5 price increase on August 25. Unlike Sony, Microsoft has no plans to raise the Xbox Series X|S price, and Nintendo has also ruled out a price hike for Switch.
It’s likely the PS5 will undergo more stealth revisions in the future as Sony figures out ways to make its console for less. As the console becomes cheaper to produce and new manufacturing techniques come to fruition, we should see a PS5 slim that hopefully drastically reduces the size of the PlayStation 5, which is the biggest console Sony has ever made.
🆚 PS5 disc vs Digital: which PlayStation 5 should you buy?
Since the original PlayStation, we’ve always seen slim iterations of Sony’s console, so we’d be shocked if a PS5 slim wasn’t in the works. A smaller PS5 would allow Sony to charge less for its current-gen console, which has seen an unprecedented price increase in almost every market except the US.
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