Sony PlayStation 5 (Slim) with detachtable disc drive announced

Sony PlayStation 5 Slim price in Nepal
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Following the norm, Sony decided to announce a slimmer version of the PlayStation 5 yesterday. In this article, we’ll take a look at the design, changes, and expected price in Nepal of the Sony PlayStation 5 Slim.

Sony PlayStation 5 Slim Overview: 

Size and Weight

Though we are referring to the console as ‘Slim’, Sony isn’t. It is simply the “PlayStation 5” with a ‘new slimmer size’. And talking of the size, the newer PS5(s) are 30% less in volume compared to the standard variants.  The disc model now weighs 3.2kg which is over 18% lighter than the current PS5 (3.9 kg) and the digital version weighs 2.6kg which is over 24% less than the current PS5 Digital Edition (3.4 kg)-without the detachable disc drive that is. That’s right the digital or disc drive debate is finally ending. You can play both sides with the new PlayStation 5 Slim.

Detachable Disc Drive

On purchase, you can decide to get a disc variant of the PS5 Slim or a disc-less one. But that choice is no longer permanent. Sony is also selling a detachable Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive which you can attach to your ‘Digital’ PS5 Slim. This additional purchase will cost you USD 79.99/GBP 99.99/EUR 119.99 and weigh about 600 grams.

Same Specs?

The PS5 shipped with 825GB of storage which has been rightfully bumped up to 1TB. Other than that, the specs remain the same. The CPU, GPU, RAM aka the horsepower of the console don’t take a hit with the new form factor.

You get an extra Type-C port on the front but lose a USB-A port in the process. The PS5 Slim also ships with a horizontal stand but supports a new vertical stand (sold separately) too.

Sony PlayStation 5 Slim Specifications:

  • Dimensions:
    • Approx. 358 × 96 × 216 mm
    • Digital Edition: Approx. 358 × 80 × 216 mm
  • Weight: 3.2Kg (PS5); 2.6Kg (Digital Edition)
  • Processor: Custom 8 cores / 16 thread AMD Ryzen Zen 2-microarchitecture CPU up to 3.5GHz with SMT (variable frequency)
  • Graphics: Custom AMD Navi/RDNA 2-family GPU with 36 CU at 2.23GHz (10.3 TFLOPS, FP unit n/a) (variable frequency)
  • VRAM: 16GB GDDR6 memory with a 256-bit interface (448GB/s)
  • Storage: Custom 1TB SSD + 1x NVMe SSD expansion bay + USB HDD support
  • I/O:  USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2; 1x USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps);1x USB Type-C port (Hi-Speed)
  • Network: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T); Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1
  • Video: HDMI 2.1, up to 8K resolution, up to 4K/120fps refresh rate (VRR)
  • Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray 66G/100G) ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV (only in the Standard Model)
  • Audio: Sony Tempest 3D AudioTech
  • Backward Compatibility: PS4 games

Sony PlayStation 5 Slim Price in Nepal and Availability

The new PS5 (Slim) will be available starting November. The Digital version costs USD 449.99 while the Disc-variant will run you down an extra USD 50 at USD 499.99. When it makes it here, we expect the Sony PlayStation 5 Price in Nepal to start around NPR 90,999.

Sony PlayStation 5 Slim Price in the US Price in Nepal (Expected)
PS5 (Slim) with disc drive USD 499.99 NPR 99,999
PS5 (Slim) Digital Edition USD 449.99 NPR 90,999
Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive USD 79.99 NPR 12,999