Sony has reportedly launched a new lightweight PlayStation 5 model that is said to be significantly lighter than its predecessors in both disc and digital versions, but has reportedly increased in price. The PS5 is launching in India at Rs 39,990 for digital and Rs 49,990 for Blu-ray. Gaming site Press Start noted the weight difference in Australia and said: “What we can gather from both product brochures is that the only direct difference between this model and the 2021 model is weight, which drops similarly to the 2021 model. . Obviously resulting in different parts/internals (weighing around 4.2kg). The digital PS5 has a similar weight saving effect, with the 2022 version now weighing around 3.4kg, which is 13% lighter than its predecessor’s original weight of 3.9kg.
“This now means the new model Disc PS5 is now balancing what the digital PS5 did at launch,” the report reads. Earlier this week, the Japanese tech giant announced that it would further increase the price of the new PS5 in select markets. These measures are necessary due to the global economic environment, including high inflation.
The new suggested retail price (MSRP) will be available in select markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM) and Canada. “The global economic environment is undoubtedly a challenge that many people around the world are going through. We are seeing high global inflation as well as unfavorable currency trends impacting consumers and stressing many industries,” Jim Ryan, President and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment stated in a blog post.