Sony detectives have simply stumbled upon a shock in Japan: The corporate has quietly launched a brand new model of the PlayStation 5 Digital Version that’s listed as 300 grams lighter than the unique (by way of energy provide). That is two-thirds of a pound, which brings the Mammut console down from properly above the eight-pound mark to simply under it.
How might you ask? Properly that’s the query!
In keeping with the Sony Official Guide (PDF) and Fast Begin Information (PDF) that PS5sokuhouInfo noticed on Twitter, the one variations between the brand new CFI-1100B and the unique CFI-1000B are the burden change and a brand new thumbscrew for the PS5 extra vertical Stand so you do not want a screwdriver or coin to regulate it.
A brand new textured thumbscrew. Picture: Sony
It isn’t just like the console has misplaced its measurement: Sony documentation exhibits it’s the identical precise dimensions. So what might have modified? The system has a hefty inner energy provide, enormous warmth sink, and many shields that pop into my thoughts, however we’ll have to attend for an additional teardown to make sure. Or perhaps it is only a typo. For context, the full-fat PS5 with the disc drive weighs just below 10 kilos.
The brand new model is already listed at Japanese retailers and, based on PS5sokuhouInfo, will go on sale on the finish of July.