New PS5 with removable 4K Ultra HD player, official

We've been talking to you about it for a while, the new PS5, with its detachable 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray player, is now a reality. It has just been officially announced on the PlayStation blog.

Once again, the “leaked” images on the internet of the new PS5 in August were the good ones. The design of the new PlayStation 5 announced by Sony a few minutes ago is in fact consistent with those published in our previous news about it (see our PS5 Slim news, “leaked” image?).

New PS5 , more compact and lighter and 1TB SSD

As expected, the new PS5 is less bulky than the original model, -30% in volume, -18% to -24% in weight depending on the model, Standard Edition or Digital Edition. If the first still includes a 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray optical drive, on the second, it is therefore possible to subsequently add the player sold alone at 99 euros. Another development, the SSD hard drive now has a capacity of 1 TB (1,000 GB), compared to 825 GB currently. Finally, the cheeks of the new PS5 are now made up of four distinct parts, each removable.

New PS5, new vertical support

Sony specifies that once stocks of current PS5 are gone, only the new model will be available in stores. The latter, compatible with the original PS5s, is supplied with a new vertical support for the PS5, sold alone at 29.99 euros.

Availability expected in November in the United States, in the rest of the world in the following weeks. Indicative prices: €549.99 for the PS5 Standard Edition (with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray player), €449.99 for the PS5 Standard Edition.