The PS5 Slim has been announced as all of the console’s functionalities have now been packed into a smaller build.

This lightweight console comes in at a much lower 30% volume than both previous PS5 consoles. It also weighs 18% less than the PS5 and 24% less than the PS5 Digital Edition.

Additionally, some new attachable features will be available. So, let’s dive into all the details of when you can expect the PS5 Slim to release and all the specs for this console.

PS5 Slim Release Date & Price

There is no set release date for the PS5 Slim, with PlayStation only stating there will be a “rollout in November” on its official blog.

According to the console developers, the PS5 Slim will be available at select retailers in the US in November before being distributed globally. It will also be available from PlayStation Direct.

The PS5 Slim will come in at the following prices:

  • U.S.
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – $499.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – $449.99
  • Europe
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – €549.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – €449.99
  • U.K.
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – £479.99
    • PS5 Digital Edition – £389.99
  • Japan
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – ¥66,980 (includes tax)
    • PS5 Digital Edition – ¥59,980 (includes tax)

If you opt for the PS5 Slim Digital Edition, you can purchase an attachable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive later. This is sold separately for $79.99 / €119.99 / £99.99 / ¥11,980.

PS5 Slim Side by Side

Additionally, gamers can pick up a vertical stand, sold separately, for their PS5 Slim console for:

  • $29.99
  • €29.99
  • £24.99
  • ¥3,980
Vertical Stand for PS5 Slim

PS5 Slim Specifications

Here are all the specifications for the PS5 Slim and the Digital Version as revealed by PlayStation on its blog:

PS5 Slim

External dimensions(excluding projecting parts)Approx. 358 × 96 × 216 mm(width × height × depth)
MassApprox. 3.2 kg
CPUx86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPUAMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System MemoryGDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
SSD1TB
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
PS5 Game DiscUltra HD Blu-ray™, up to 100GB/disc
BD/DVD driveDisc Drive portequipped with Disc Drive
Video OutSupport of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio“Tempest” 3D AudioTech
Input/OutputFront of ConsoleUSB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB)
Input/OutputBack of ConsoleUSB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
NetworkingEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)Wi-fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax

PS5 Slim Digital Edition

External dimensions(excluding projecting parts)Approx. 358 × 80 × 216 mm(width × height × depth)
MassApprox. 2.6 kg
CPUx86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPUAMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System MemoryGDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
SSD1TB
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
PS5 Game DiscUltra HD Blu-ray™, up to 100GB/disc
BD/DVD driveDisc Drive port
Video OutSupport of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio“Tempest” 3D AudioTech
Input/OutputFront of ConsoleUSB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB)
Input/OutputBack of ConsoleUSB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
NetworkingEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)Wi-fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
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