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PS5 Slim: when will we see a smaller, lighter PlayStation 5?


The release of a PS5 Slim isn’t just about appealing to consumers who may have been put off by the console’s gargantuan size. Slim consoles are essentially a cost-cutting exercise for companies. As manufacturing costs wane and more efficient parts are available, Sony can create a smaller PS5 that costs less to make and delivers the same experience in a smaller package.

In fact, Sony has already started to trim down the PS5, at least internally. New models of the PS5 Digital Edition, CFI-1100B, is a whopping 300 grams lighter than the launch model was, and Sony even decided to change the screw that comes with the PS5’s stand, too. This revised console also has a redesigned heatsink, which resulted in a lighter system.

There are a few caveats when it comes to hardware revisions, though. Slim consoles can often feel cheaper than launch models, which can ...


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