With the release of the PS5 Slim, buyers might be wondering whether buying the regular one still makes sense or if they should just go for the slim one. If you are also confused about the same thing, this guide will prove to be quite helpful.
Let’s take a detailed look at all the differences between the PS5 Regular and Slim versions to help you make an informed purchase decision.
Changes in the PS5 Slim
As can be seen from the image above, there is a slight design change in the PS5 slim versions, along with the obvious weight/thickness reduction. Let’s take a detailed look at all the other changes in the new console iteration.
- The price for the PS5 Slim Digital Edition is $449. (It is $399 for the Regular version). You can add the Blu-Ray player to it later on as an additional 70$ addon.
- The price for the PS5 Slim Disc Edition is $499 (The same as the Regular version)
Based on this info, you can see that buying a Slim Digital and then later upgrading it with the Disc player just doesn’t make sense. It’ll cost you $20 more than buying a Disc edition console from the get-go.
Let us first take a look at the dimensions of the Disc edition.
- Original PS5 (disc version): 104mm (height) x 390mm (width) x 260mm (depth)
- PS5 Slim (disc version): 96mm x 358mm x 216mm
The Digital Edition is also significantly slimmer than before. *pun intended.
- Original PS5 (digital version): 92mm x 390mm x 260mm
- PS5 Slim (digital version): 80mm x 358mm x 216mm
Here are all the other differences you can see between the Slim and Regular versions of the PS5:
- Storage: PS5 Slim variants come with a 1TB NVME storage, compared to the Regular’s 825GB.
- Removable Disc Drive: You can remove the Blu-Ray Disc drive from the PS5 slim variants whenever you want. It’s very easy to do as well. (The Disc drive requires an internet connection to pair up with the console though)
- The Stand: The slim variants come with a horizontal stand only. You’ll have to buy the vertical stand separately for $30.
- Face Plates: SONY has launched the Slim variants having 4 separate face plate pieces rather than 2. This means you cannot use any regular face plates with the Slim console and vice versa.
Based on our experience with the console and after looking at all the differences between both variants, here is what we suggest:
- If you want to buy the cheapest possible PS5, stick with the Regular Digital edition. (You get 125 GB of extra space for 50$, but you can easily find a 1TB NVME from Amazon for roughly the same amount and expand storage yourself)
- You should get the Slim version if you want to go for the Disc Edition. The only instance where the Regular Disc version would make sense is if you want a vertical standing console for no extra cost.
If money is not an issue and you want the absolute latest tech, definitely go for the Slim versions. We hope our guide has helped you better understand the differences between both versions. Stick with WIG for regular tech guides, reviews, walkthroughs, and much more!