There’s a newer, lighter PS5 on sale in Australia, according to Press Start (opens in a new tab). The Australian site reports that the CFI-1200 model, first listed by Japanese retailers, is currently available for purchase in stores.
Both the disc-based and disc-less PS5 models are lighter than their original counterparts, with the new digital PS5 weighing just over 5 pounds and the new disc-based version weighing in at around 8.5 pounds. That means the new PS5 model weighs about a pound and a half less than the original (which barely came in at 10 pounds). Y less than the digital PS5 at launch (which weighed around 8.6 pounds).
While it’s unclear what Sony has done to make new versions of the PS5 lighter, it likely has something to do with what’s going on under the hood. Perhaps some of it was made lighter, like last year’s heatsink swap, which dropped the weight a bit.
Australia may be the first country to get the newest PS5 models, but it’s also one of the countries facing the PS5 price increase. Just a few days ago, Sony revealed that the price of the PS5 would go up in Australia, the UK, Japan, Mexico, China, and Canada due to the “current global economic environment, including high rates of inflation.” In the UK, the standard PS5 is now £479.99, while the digital version is now £389.99. In Canada, the standard PS5 is now CAD$649.99, while the digital is CAD$519.99, in Australia, it’s AUD$799.95 and AUD$649.95 respectively.
There’s no word yet on when the newer, lighter PS5 will be available in other countries, but we’ll keep you posted accordingly.
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