Players who have been turned off by the size of the normal system will undoubtedly notice the prospective release of a PS5 Slim, although Slim consoles are essentially a more affordable alternative to the standard platform. A smaller PS5 that costs less and offers the same experience might be on the horizon sooner than we think as manufacturing prices decline and more effective components become accessible.
In reality, Sony has already begun to internally streamline the PS5. The PS5 Digital Edition’s new CFI-1100B model weighs a whopping 300 grams less than the PS5’s original launch edition. Sony even changed the screw that comes with the PS5’s stand. A new heatsink was also added to this updated console, making it lighter overall.
Regarding hardware updates, there are a few limitations. Slim consoles frequently have a more affordable feel than launch models, which occasionally feel over-engineered. Even while it’s not usually the case, sometimes cutting features can result in cost savings. For instance, the optical port included in the launch model was deleted from the PS4 Slim.
Nonetheless, the PS5 Slim’s more compact design should overcome the majority of the drawbacks a less expensive design may have. In the end, Sony will replace the old console design with its new one in an effort to increase product profit margins. Here is all you can anticipate from Sony’s tiny new hardware update if you’re interested in purchasing a PS5 Slim.
Price and Release Date for Ps5 Slim
The pricing of the PS5 Slim will probably be less than the original PS5’s initial price of $499.99/£449.99/AU$749.95, which has now increased to £479.99/€549.99/AU$799.95 as a result of the PS5’s price increase. It should cost about $100 less, or about $399 or £349, which was the PS4 launch price. As was the case when the PS4 Pro debuted, the $499 / £449 initial PS5 price tag will probably be replaced with a PS5 Pro.
Sony may or may not issue a PS5 Slim Digital Edition, but if they do, we can anticipate the same pricing structure with a $100 / £90 savings off the disc edition. That may greatly increase the appeal of Sony’s all-digital console, but we’re not sure if Sony would pursue another digital model at this time.
Three years after a console’s initial debut, Sony often releases a slimmer version of it. While the PS2 Slim and PS One took four and six years, respectively, to release, this was the situation with the PS3 and PS4. So, it seems likely that a PS5 Slim will release sometime in 2023 or early 2024.
Slim Ps5 Design
We anticipate a fairly significant reduction in the PS5’s overall size and weight, though it’s tough to forecast exactly how it would look. Expect a smaller, more compact version of the PS5’s existing form as it’s probable that the system won’t deviate too much from Sony’s initial vision.
As the largest console Sony has ever produced, the PS5 takes up a substantial amount of space in your home entertainment center, especially if you mount it vertically. We’d love to see Sony eliminate the stand entirely for users who turn the console on its side, and we anticipate it to be far shorter than the PS5.
Sony has already reduced the weight of the existing PS5 models by 300 grams, but we anticipate that the bulky chassis will continue to get lighter. It weighs 8.6 pounds, making it somewhat lighter than the PS3, and is the second-heaviest system Sony has produced to date.
There has only been one unofficial attempt to make a PS5 Slim so far. One YouTuber’s PS5 Slim from back in June managed to pack the system into a small shell, but this was somewhat of a trick because it divided the power unit into a separate huge power brick. This strategy isn’t something Sony would ever adopt, but it was still a creative effort.
Slim Specs for Ps5
The PS5 Slim’s specifications will probably match those of the PS5, but previous Slim iterations have seen slight performance improvements. Microsoft marginally enhanced the Xbox One S’s performance, and Nintendo gave the New Nintendo 3DS greater power so it could play particular titles. Nevertheless, Sony hasn’t traditionally improved the hardware inside Slim models, and it wouldn’t make much sense given the impending release of a PS5 Pro.
For those who want a little more flexibility when it comes to storing games, Sony might expand the capacity on the PS5 Slim or at the very least provide two SKUs. The ports of the console may also be altered or relocated, as was the case with the PS4 Slim, which did away with the optical port.
Should I Wait to Get a PS5 Slim?
The PS5 Slim will probably cost less than the PS5’s current $499 / £449 price tag, and those who may feel that the PlayStation 5 is simply too large may prefer its smaller profile. Yet it’s likely that you’ll have to wait a bit.