January 29, 2023

A brand new model of the PlayStation 5 has been launched in Australia and is claimed to make the console lighter.

Press Begin experiences that the brand new PS5 fashions of the CFI-1200 collection weigh lower than the launch consoles, as the usual disc model is now as mild because the digital model at launch.

Based on the manuals included with every model of the console, the brand new CFI-1202A normal disc console weighs 3.9 kg in comparison with the unique 4.5 kg.

In the meantime, the brand new CFI-1202B digital mannequin (no drive) reportedly weighs 3.4kg, up from 3.9kg at launch.

That is the second time the PS5 {hardware} has been modified to make it lighter. In July 2021, Sony launched the CFI-1100 collection which additionally weighed lower than the launch variations.

To summarize, the load of every mannequin is as follows:

PS5 Customary Version (with disc drive)

  • CFI-1000A (launch) – 4.5 kg
  • CFI-1100A (2021) – 4.2 kg
  • CFI-1200A (2022) – 3.9 kg

PS Digital Version (with out disc drive)

  • CFI-1000B (launch) – 3.9 kg
  • CFI-1100B (2021) – 3.6 kg
  • CFI-1200B (2022) – 3.4 kg

This implies the brand new mannequin of the 2022 PS5 Customary Version now weighs the identical because the digital model at launch.

It is not but clear what Sony has performed to make the console lighter, however the weight discount for the 2021 fashions has been as a consequence of a change within the warmth sink used.

Throughout a gathering with traders final yr, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki stated the corporate is contemplating numerous options to assist it take care of the worldwide scarcity of {hardware} parts, together with a possible redesign of merchandise.

Final week, Sony made the “troublesome determination” to extend the value of PS5 {hardware} in most main areas of the world.

In Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico and Canada, costs rose by 12.5%, with america being the one main area to keep away from the value hike.