PS5 Slim Revealed, Digital Model To Get Attachable Disc Drive
Sony has just dropped a remarkable piece of news out of the blue, suddenly revealing the PS5 Slim models – both the disc-drive-as-standard and the Digital Edition. It was also revealed that the latter version will launch alongside an optional attachment that Insider Gaming exclusively reported on over a year ago – an attachable disc drive.
It’s Real – And We Reported It a Year Ago
Back in April, Sony patented an external disc drive, but it was over a year ago that Insider Gaming exclusively reported on the PS5 Slim (which it was then assumed to be) getting a ‘detachable disc drive’ – that has come true thirteen months after our report.
It was reported by Sony that the new PS5 Slim models have been reduced in volume by more than 30% but still retain their ‘original power’.
In North America, the PS5 Slim will be made available at select retailers in November, and from PlayStation directly. In the following months, it’ll roll out globally. Here’s the detailed pricing structure for the PS5 Slim:
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 499.99 USD
PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 USD
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 549.99 EUR
PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 EUR
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 479.99 GBP
PS5 Digital Edition – 389.99 GBP
PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 66,980 JPY (includes tax)
PS5 Digital Edition – 59,980 JPY (includes tax)
If you purchase the Digital Edition of the PS5 Slim, you’ll be able to secure an attachable ‘Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive’ for 79.99 USD | 119.99 EURO | 99.99 GBP | 11,980 JPY.
Here’s how it’ll work:
Finally, Sony revealed that while the PS5 Slim will be bundled with a horizontal stand, there will be an optional vertical stand that will be purchasable for 29.99 USD | 29.99 EURO | 24.99 GBP | 3,980 JPY.
Are you going to invest in the new PS5 Slim this holiday season?