After many conflicting rumours, Sony has announced the new PlayStation 5: everything you need to know about the Japanese console.
It has been rumored for almost a year that Sony might announce the release of a mid-gen console, A PS5 Pro with double the hardware specs Compared to that base. These rumors are often classified as unfounded rumors for a few reasons: the first is that this generation of PS5 has hardware components that are up to date, the second is that the tests of the previous generation were not successful.
Rumors continue and at one point it is clear that something is being cooked, but what? Sony itself thought to grab everyone’s curiosity by suddenly announcing the release of the new PS5. The Sony console retains the original design concept, but this new version is lower and decidedly thinner than the first. The double black-and-white color is also retained, The new PS5 presents a big news For those who decide to buy the all digital version: in fact, it is now possible to buy separately an optical reader that perfectly fits the design of the console.
New PlayStation 5: Console Features, Price and Release Date
Did we say that a mid-gen console with upgraded hardware didn’t make sense? And indeed the new PS5 is nothing more than a restyling of the previous one. In terms of hardware specifications, practically nothing has changed except for the internal hard disk, which will be 1 tera in this new version (although it was 825 GB in the beginning). The changes for the rest are aesthetic: the console is 4 cm lower and Its volume has decreased by 30%The version with the reader weighs 3.2 kg against the first version’s 4.6, while the all-digital version weighs 2.6 kg against the previous 3.9 kg.
For those who were already PlayStation users in the past, you know The restyle of the console is a custom one by the Japanese company and that Sony offers one in every generation. On this occasion the Japanese giant took advantage of the situation to accommodate the complaints of some parts of the community, proposing a console that is thin and short, so easy to place in a living room or inside a cabinet.
As for costs, at least initially they should remain unchanged: 549.99 euros for the version with optical reader and 449.99 euros for the all-digital version. The new PS5 will not replace the old one, but will replace it. Sony has confirmed that once the PS5 “Fat” runs out of stock, only the newly designed console will be available on the market. This “slim” version of the PS5 will be released in the US in November, followed by the rest of the world There is currently no specific date for the debut in Italy.