Sony sleuths simply stumbled onto a shock in Japan: the corporate has quietly kicked out a brand new model of the PlayStation 5 Digital Version thatâ€™s listed as 300 grams lighter than the unique (by way of PSU). Thatâ€™s two-thirds of a pound, bringing the mammoth console down from nicely over the eight-pound mark to only slightly below it.
How, you would possibly ask? Properly, thatâ€™s the query!
In response to Sonyâ€™s official handbook (PDF) and fast begin information (PDF), as noticed by PS5sokuhouInfo on Twitter, the solely variations between the brand new CFI-1100B and the unique CFI-1000B are that change in weight and a brand new thumbscrew for the PS5â€™s vertical stand so that you donâ€™t want a screwdriver or coin to get it set.
Itâ€™s not just like the console misplaced any girth: Sonyâ€™s documentation exhibits it has the identical precise dimensions. So what might have presumably modified? The system does have a beefy inner energy provide, big heatsink, and plenty of shielding, so these come to thoughts, however weâ€™ll have to attend for a brand new teardown to make certain. Or maybe itâ€™s 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 can go on sale on the finish of July, in line with PS5sokuhouInfo.