PS5 Slim Reportedly Listed By Australian Retailer

Rumors of a Slimmer version of the Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) have started circulating online after an Australian retailer, The Good Guys, listed a product page for the console. The page markets a “new look, slimmer PlayStation 5 – Incredibly vivid, vibrant colors with breathtaking HDR visuals and immersion – whether you’re gaming or streaming movies and TV shows.” However, Sony has not yet announced a Slim version of its current-generation console, leading to speculation that it may be in the works.

Sony has a history of releasing Slim versions of their consoles, dating back to the PS1. Although they did not officially label them as Slim models until the PS3, they usually released multiple revisions for their console hardware.

The PS5, which was announced as the successor to the PlayStation 4 in April 2019, was launched on November 12, 2020, in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, North America, and South Korea, and was released worldwide one week later. The base model includes an optical disc drive compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. The Digital Edition lacks this drive, as a lower-cost model for buying games only through download. The PlayStation 5’s main hardware features include a solid-state drive customized for high-speed data streaming, an AMD GPU capable of 4K resolution display at up to 120 frames per second, hardware-accelerated ray tracing for realistic lighting and reflections, and the Tempest Engine for hardware-accelerated 3D audio effects.

Sony has not commented on the rumored Slimmer version of the PS5, but with a history of releasing Slim versions of their consoles, it would not be surprising to see one in the future.