While the eventual, official announcement of the slimmed-down and slightly redesigned PS5 console gave us a pretty good look at the console with its expanded storage and detachable disc drive, one thing that PlayStation was less forthcoming on was a more firm release date than simply “November.”
Now, thanks to frequent and highly trusted PlayStation leaker, billbil-kun, we might actually have an idea of when it’s dropping – at least in some territories.
According to bill, the new console is set to launch both its digital-only and disc-drive-included versions in the US and Japan on November 10th, with some stores in Japan including Amazon already taking pre-orders.
Interestingly enough, the leaker also claims that a new bundle containing a digital download copy of the just-released Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is also on the way and will actually release sooner, at least in the US, on November 8th. It’ll include the console, the disc drive and the game for the same price as the current disc-based PS5 and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 bundle already available in the US.
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Of course, none of this means a lot for Australia just yet, but it could be an indication of when we might see the slimmer PS5 arrive. In case you missed it, the Aussie prices for the new version of the PS5 are below:
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – $799.95 AUD
PS5 Digital Edition – $679.95 AUD
Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for PS5 – $159.95 AUD
New PS5 Vertical Stand (compatible with all PS5 models) – $49.95 AUD
Once again, the new model PS5 has had its volume reduced by more than 30% and weight by 18% and 24% respectively compared to the previous models. The faceplates will be broken up into four sections with the top portions sporting a glossy look and the bottom section remaining matte. It also has a new 1TB SSD up from the 800GB in the original PS5.
The new PS5 will be available to purchase in the same digital and disc offerings, but the one big change with this model is that if you buy the digital edition, you can now attach a disc drive later which can be purchased separately. PlayStation has also updated the console’s vertical stand to something much more solid, but it’ll now be sold separately with just a small attachable leg provided in the console box to keep it in the horizontal position.