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Sony’s New PlayStation 5 Slim (PS5 Slim)

By Anton Anton Dec 04, 2023 1,091

Sony has dropped a new version of its popular PlayStation 5 console, now dubbed the 'New PS5'. This sleeker design is not just a pretty face, but it's also lighter, smaller, and boasts a bit more storage.

Design and Weight

The 'new PS5' sheds some pounds, coming in 18% lighter for the Digital edition and 24% lighter for the Disc drive model. Volume-wise, it's downsized by over 30%, making it a more manageable addition to your entertainment setup.

Storage Boost

The 'new PS5' rocks a roomier 1TB SSD, up from the original 825GB. That means more space for your favorite games, ensuring they're always ready for action. The ultra-high-speed SSD, gone are the days of waiting for games to load. The New PS5 Slim promises near-instant load times, maximizing your play sessions and keeping you in the gaming zone.

Dual USB-C Ports & Integrated I/O

Sony doubles down on convenience with two front-facing USB-C ports, ditching the previous mix of USB-A and USB-C. It's a small change but a handy one for connecting your devices. Custom integration of the console's systems results in lightning-fast data access. This means a smoother and more responsive gaming experience for players.

External Disc Drive Option

One of the standout features of the 'new PS5' is the addition of an external Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive. No longer do you need to choose between a digital-only console and one with an optical drive. If you start with the Digital Edition, you can later add the disc drive by swapping out a cover panel on the bottom right side of the console. It's a flexible approach that lets you go physical if you change your mind.

Visuals & 4K-TV Gaming

Experience gaming in a whole new light with ray tracing technology. Realistic shadows and reflections create an immersive gameplay environment that adds a layer of realism to your favorite titles. The New PS5 Slim takes your gaming experience to the next level with 4K-TV support. Enjoy your favorite games in stunning detail, bringing visuals to life on your 4K display.

High Frame Rates & HDR Technology

With support for up to 120fps and 120Hz output, the Slim doesn't compromise on frame rates. Enjoy smooth and fluid gameplay, enhancing your gaming experience. HDR technology brings vibrant and lifelike colors to supported games when played on HDR TVs. Dive into a visually stunning world that captivates the senses.

Price

Both New PS5 and New PS5 Digital Edition comes with 6-digit price tag. The PlayStation 5 Slim price is Sri Lanka goes from Rs. 175000 to 210000. It differs per demand and US dollar rate. When you compare the price of new PS5 slim with old PS5, the new version price is bit high. Likewise, standard PS5 Slim and digital edition differ in price.

Misc

Feel the impact of your in-game actions through dynamic haptic feedback via the DualSense controller. It adds a tactile layer to your gaming experience, making it more engaging.

Get hands-on with adaptive triggers that offer dynamic resistance levels. Feel the physical impact of in-game activities in select titles, adding an extra layer of immersion.

Every New PS5 Slim comes with ASTRO’S Playroom, offering innovative gameplay that showcases the versatile features of the DualSense controller. Explore four worlds that push the boundaries of gaming interaction.

The New PS5 Slim doesn't forget its roots. Enjoy playing over 4,000 PS4 games on this console, with the added bonus of enhanced frame rates thanks to the Game Boost feature.

Specifications

Here are the specifications for both New PS5 and New PS5 Digital Edition.

 New PS5New PS5 Digital Edition
DimensionsApprox. 358 × 96 × 216 mm (width × height × depth)

Approx. 358 × 80 × 216 mm

(width × height × depth)

WeightApprox. 3.2 kgApprox. 2.6 kg
Disc driveUltra HD Blu-ray™, up to 100GB/discOptional add-on
Processor

x86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2”

8-core / 16 threads, 3.5GHz

GPU

AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine

10.3 teraflops, 2.23 GHz

RAMGDDR6 16GB (448GB/s Bandwidth)
Storage

1TB SSD

5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)

Video outSupport of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio“Tempest” 3D AudioTech
Ports1 x USB Type C (front), 2 x USB Type A, 1 x gigabit Ethernet, 1 x HDMI (rear)
NetworkingGigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6
  • CPU: The New PS5 Slim boasts an AMD Ryzen Zen 2 processor with 8 cores and 16 threads, clocking in at a speedy 3.5GHz. This processing prowess ensures that your gaming sessions are not just smooth but also responsive to your every move.
  • GPU: The graphics engine is powered by the AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2, delivering a visual spectacle that brings games to life. Whether you're exploring open worlds or engaging in intense battles, the New PS5 Slim's graphics make every moment visually stunning.
  • Memory: With 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, this console provides ample memory for quick access to game data. Switch between games seamlessly and enjoy a lag-free gaming experience.
  • Storage: A significant upgrade from its predecessor, the New PS5 Slim comes equipped with a generous 1TB SSD. This ensures not only faster load times but also ample space for your expanding game library.
  • Video: Supporting 4K video output, the New PS5 Slim takes your gaming visuals to new heights. Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes and intricate details that come to life on your 4K display.
  • Audio: The console features the innovative "Tempest" 3D AudioTech, creating a sound experience that goes beyond traditional stereo setups. With this technology, sound becomes an immersive element, enriching your gaming environment.
  • Connectivity: The New PS5 Slim doesn't skimp on connectivity options. With a USB Type C port on the front and two USB Type A ports, along with gigabit Ethernet and HDMI ports at the rear, you have the flexibility to connect a variety of peripherals, ensuring a tailored gaming setup.
  • Networking: Equipped with both gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6 capabilities, the New PS5 Slim ensures a reliable and high-speed connection. Whether you prefer a wired or wireless setup, lag-free online gaming is guaranteed.

New PS5 & New PS5 Digital Edition

The PlayStation 5 Slim has two versions. Players can opt for the Digital Edition or the standard New PS5, and each catering to different needs.

Dimensions and Weight

In terms of size and weight, the New PS5 Digital Edition is more compact and lighter, measuring approximately 358 × 80 × 216 mm and weighing around 2.6 kg. On the other hand, the standard New PS5 is slightly larger and heavier, with dimensions of approximately 358 × 96 × 216 mm and a weight of about 3.2 kg.

Disc Drive

One of the notable differences between the two versions is the presence of a disc drive. The New PS5 Digital Edition takes a modern approach, offering an optional add-on for those who prefer a disc-free gaming experience. Meanwhile, the standard New PS5 comes with an integrated Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc drive, supporting discs up to 100GB in capacity.

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