Here’s When to Get Your Hands on the New PS5 Console

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It’s been three years since the chaotic debut of Sony’s PlayStation 5, and just in time for the holiday season, the gaming giant is back to make a compelling case for your Christmas wish list with yet another iteration of the beloved console.

If you were among the lucky ones to secure a PS5 the first time around, prepare to be wowed. ‘Cause the new version comes with some exciting key differences that promise to redefine your gaming experience. Sony has just dropped a bombshell for gamers worldwide with the reveal of a sleeker, more compact PS5 model.

Ahead, find out everything you need to know about the new PS5 console.

Sony Unveils Brand New PS5 Console

The new slimmer PS5 model features a reduced volume by over 30% and a weight reduction of 18% and 24%, when compared to its predecessors. This compact design not only makes it more space-efficient but also more portable.

One of the first things you’ll notice about this stunning new PS5 model is its striking design. The faceplates are elegantly divided into four sections, with the top exuding a glossy finish while the bottom maintains a stylish matte look.

Perhaps one of the most exciting enhancements is the new 1TB SSD, an upgrade from the previous 800GB capacity of the original PS5. This means more storage for your games and quicker loading times, ensuring a seamless and immersive gaming experience.

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Now, let’s talk about a game-changing feature. Sony is offering two options for this new PS5 model — a digital edition and a disc edition. But here’s the kicker: if you choose the digital edition, you can now attach a disc drive later, available for purchase separately. This flexibility caters to gamers who prefer downloading games digitally but occasionally want to enjoy their favorite titles from physical discs.

For those who love to customise their gaming setup, Sony has also announced that new PS5 console covers will be released in early 2024. Among the exciting colour variations are an all-matte black option, as well as Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver. These aesthetic choices allow gamers to personalise their consoles to their heart’s content.

New PS5 Console Release Date

It’s a lot sooner than you think! The new PS5 console will be available for purchase in Australia from December 6, with pre-orders starting today.

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How Much Will It Cost?

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

A variety of PS5 Console Cover colours for the new model will be available starting in early 2024, including an all-matte Black colourway and the Deep Earth Collection colours in Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver.

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