PS5 Slim New Features and Changes

The PS5 Slim comes with a host of features and changes that aim to enhance the gaming experience. Released just in time for the holiday season, the PS5 Slim offers a sleeker design, increased storage capacity, and the option to add an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive.

Design and Dimensions

The PS5 Slim has undergone a significant reduction in both volume and weight compared to its predecessors. Specifically, it’s 30% smaller in volume and lighter by 18-24%. The console features four separate cover panels, with the top portion sporting a glossy look and the bottom remaining matte.

Feature PS5 Slim Previous PS5 Models
Volume Reduced by 30%
Weight Reduced by 18-24%

PS5 Slim Features

Design and Build

  • Volume Reduction: The PS5 Slim is 30% smaller in volume compared to previous models.
  • Weight Reduction: The new model is lighter by 18-24%.
  • Cover Panels: Four separate cover panels with a glossy top and matte bottom.

Storage and Flexibility

  • 1TB SSD: Increased internal storage with a 1TB Solid State Drive.
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive: Option to add this drive, especially for PS5 Digital Edition users.

Pricing and Availability

  • New Pricing: PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive at $499.99 and PS5 Digital Edition at $449.99.
  • Global Rollout: Available starting in November in the U.S., with a global rollout in the following months.


  • Console Covers: Variety of colors available starting in 2024, including an all-matte Black and the Deep Earth Collection colors.
  • Vertical Stand: New vertical stand compatible with all PS5 models, sold separately.

Technical Specifications

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen “Zen 2” with 8 Cores / 16 Threads.
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine.
  • RAM: GDDR6 16GB system memory.
  • Display Support: 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, and VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1).

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Why the PS5 Slim is a Game-Changer

Storage and Flexibility

One of the standout features of the PS5 Slim is its 1TB SSD for internal storage. This is a significant upgrade that allows for more games and media to be stored. For those who opt for the PS5 Digital Edition, there’s an option to add an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive later, priced at $79.99.

PS5 Slim New Features and Changes
PS5 Slim New Features and Changes

Pricing and Availability

The PS5 Slim will be available starting this November in the U.S. and will continue to roll out globally in the following months. Once the inventory of the current PS5 model sells out, the new PS5 Slim will become the only model available.

Region PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive PS5 Digital Edition
U.S. $499.99 $449.99
Europe €549.99 €449.99
U.K. £479.99 £389.99

How to Customize Your PS5 Slim

Console Covers and Stands

Starting in early 2024, a variety of PS5 Console Cover colors will be available, including an all-matte Black colorway and the Deep Earth Collection colors in Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver. Prices for these covers will start at $54.99. A new vertical stand compatible with all PS5 models will also be sold separately at $29.99.

So, whether you’re a casual gamer or a hardcore fan, the PS5 Slim offers something for everyone. With its sleek design, upgraded storage, and a plethora of new features, it’s clear that the PS5 Slim is here to redefine gaming.

Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson mainly writes about game-related news and updates. He is a passionate gamer, music lover, and traveler.