PlayStation 5 “Slim” vs. PlayStation 5: Differences

PlayStation 5 "Slim" vs. PlayStation 5: Differences

As expected, Sony has unveiled a smaller version of the PlayStation 5, popularly called the PlayStation 5 “Slim”. Here are the key differences between the Slim and the launch model, including price, size, and SSD storage.

PlayStation 5 release date intact

The PlayStation 5 Slim is coming soon November Already on shelves in America. There’s a good chance that other countries will have to wait a little longer to get this version of the PlayStation 5, although Sony indicates that it wants to market the model alongside the existing one. When current model inventory is sold out, the Slim will be the only model available on the market.

Detachable drive for PlayStation 5 Slim

The main difference between the current model and the new model is the detachable drive. If you choose to purchase the PlayStation 5 Slim Digital Edition, you now have the option to purchase a separately available disc drive that you can easily put on and take off yourself. By detaching one of the side panels, you can click it into your controller. The console now has four separate panels: the two panels above are glossy, and the bottom panel is matte white.

The PlayStation 5 Slim is available with a drive attached, but the latter is also available separately for €119.99. You can also buy the PlayStation 5 Slim with the disc drive included, so the entire console is priced at €549.99, about €100 more expensive than the all-digital version, which costs €449.99. Suggested retail prices for the console have not changed.

Finally, the drive eject button has been moved to the drive itself, rather than the console.

PlayStation 5 Slim with disc drive – €549.99

All-digital PlayStation 5 Slim – €449.99

PlayStation 5 Slim storage space

The original PlayStation 5 had 825GB of storage. The Slim’s storage space has been upgraded to 175GB, ensuring the entire storage space is 1TB. In practice, because of the operating system, this will leave about 800GB for games and other media.

Just like the current PlayStation 5, it’s possible to expand the storage space with a compatible SSD.

Size and weight of PlayStation 5 Slim

The name already gives it away a bit, but the PlayStation 5 Slim is smaller and lighter than its predecessor. We have listed the different versions:

PlayStation 5 (creative) with the drive: 4.5 kg with dimensions 39 x 10.4 x 26 cm

PlayStation 5 without a disc drive (creative): 3.9 kg with dimensions 39 x 9.2 x 26 cm

PlayStation 5 tasty With drive: 3.2 kg with dimensions 35.8 x 9.6 x 21.6 cm

PlayStation 5 tasty Without drive: 2.6 kilograms, dimensions 35.8 x 8 x 21.6 centimeters

Below you can see how the current model compares to the Slim. It can also be noted that the Xbox Series

PlayStation 5 Slim Standard

What’s missing from the PlayStation 5 Slim is the multi-function stand – which was included with the original PlayStation 5. The console only comes with a horizontal stand to place the console. If you want to stand your PlayStation 5 Slim upright, it will cost you €29.99.

USB connections

Another difference that may not be as noticeable is that the PlayStation 5 Slim now has two USB-C ports on the front and only one USB-A port on the back of the console. The original PlayStation 5 had a USB-C port and a USB-A port on the front, with two USB-A ports on the back. It is still unclear what type of charging cable comes with the console.

All PlayStation 5 Slim prices at a glance

PlayStation 5 with disc drive: 549.99 euros

PlayStation 5 without a disc drive: 449.99 euros

Separate drive: €199.99

Stand upright: 30 euros

Other specifications

In addition to these changes, the PlayStation 5 Slim remains graphically identical to its predecessor. According to Sony’s information, the CPU, GPU and RAM remain the same, although there are rumors of a Playstation 5 Pro in Q4 2024.

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