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Sony launches slimmer versions of the PS5 with removable disc drives for the holidays

Sony launches slimmer versions of the PS5 with removable disc drives for the holidays

The new PlayStation 5 (Image source: Sony)

As the holiday season approaches, Sony has announced new versions of its PlayStation 5 gaming console.

The new consoles have a similar white aesthetic but are noticeably sleeker. Sony says they have managed to reduce its volume by 30% and its weight by up to 24%. The biggest change here is that there's now a removable side panel that you can replace with a disc drive.

This means you can opt for the Digital Edition of the PlayStation 5 and then add the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive later. Sony will sell the disc drive separately.

The side panel can be removed and the Blu-ray disc drive can be detached. (Image source: Sony)

The ports on the front have also been updated. There are now two USB-C ports instead of a single USB-C and single USB-A ports.

Storage has been increased slightly. Sony says these two models will come with 1TB of storage, which is a small bump from the 825GB found on the current consoles.

The new PlayStation 5 consoles will come with a horizontal stand. Sony also has a new vertical stand that will work with both these new consoles and older ones, which will be sold separately.

Availability and pricing

No word yet on local availability and pricing but we do know that it will be available in the US starting sometime this month. These are the US pricing for the consoles, the disc drive, and the new vertical stand:

PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – US$499.99 (~S$681.60)PS5 Digital Edition – US$449.99 (~S$613.44)Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – US$79.99 (~S$109.40)Vertical stand – US$29.99 (~S$40.88)< PrevPage 1 of 1 – Sony launches slimmer versions of the PS5 with removable disc drives for the holidaysPage 1 of 1 – Sony launches slimmer versions of the PS5 with removable disc drives for the holidaysPage 1 of 1 Page 1 of 1 – Sony launches slimmer versions of the PS5 with removable disc drives for the holidaysNext >

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