The company recently announced that it will launch a smaller PS5 model in November in the US, before rolling it out to other regions in the following months.
Like the launch model, the new PS5 will be available in the form of a standard edition featuring a disc drive and a Digital Edition without one.
It will reportedly cost $559.99, which is the same price as the current PS5 model bundled with the upcoming game, which will be released tomorrow.
Somewhat confusingly, billbil-kun’s report also lists the PS5 Slim (Standard and Digital) release date as November 10 in the US.
It could be that they’ve uncovered conflicting information about the console’s launch date, or perhaps that Sony intends to release the Spider-Man 2 bundle a couple of days before PS5 Slim is made available standalone.
The dataminer also noted that some Japanese retailers including Amazon opened PS5 Slim pre-orders on Wednesday, and that they indicate a launch date of November 10 for the new console in Sony’s home country too.
The recommended retail prices for the new PS5 model are as follows:
- PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – $499.99 / €549.99 / £479.99
- PS5 Digital Edition – $449.99 / €449.99 / £389.99
This represents a $50 increase in price for the Digital Edition in the US. Both editions, which come with 1TB storage, will also be more expensive than the launch models in Japan.
Unlike with the current model, those who purchase the new PS5 Digital Edition will be able to add a Blu-ray disc drive later, as one will be sold separately for $79.99 / €119.99 / £99.99.
The new PS5 also requires a $30 / $30 / €30 / £25 stand if users want to position the console upright.
Once Sony’s inventory of the launch PS5 has sold out, the new model will become the only one available.