Published on November 28th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

New Look PlayStation 5 Console (Slim) available December 6 with pre-orders starting today

Sony Interactive Entertainment can confirm that the new look PS5 Console (model group – slim) will be available locally from December 6, with pre-orders starting today. The smaller PS5 design has the same power as previous models and comes with 1TB storage for PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition. The new model also provides the option to add an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive to PS5 Digital Edition.

The new form factor addresses the evolving needs of players, providing greater choice and flexibility. The same technology features that make PS5 the best to play are packed into a smaller form factor, along with an attachable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive and a 1TB SSD for more internal storage.

The new PS5 has been reduced in volume by more than 30%, and weight by 18% and 24% compared to the previous models. There are four separate cover panels, with the top portion in a glossy look, while the bottom remains in matte. If you purchase the PS5 Digital Edition, you can add the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for PS5 later, as it will also be sold separately for $159.95 AUD.

Check out the new look for the PS5 console HERE.

The recommended retail price at participating retailers for the new PS5 model at release is as follows:

PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – $799.95 AUD

PS5 Digital Edition – $679.95 AUD

The new Vertical Stand compatible with all PS5 models will be sold separately at $49.95 AUD

A variety of PS5 Console Cover colours for the new model will be available starting in early 2024, including an all-matte Black colourway and the Deep Earth Collection colours in Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver. Local pricing for the PS5 Console Covers will be confirmed at a later date. Additional colours will be released in the future.

For more information on the new PS5 form factor, head to the PlayStation Blog.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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