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New, lighter PS5 reportedly going on sale in Australia

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(pocket-lint) – A new version of the PlayStation 5 has reportedly gone on sale in Australia.

The PS5 model CF-1200A was supposed to go on sale in Japan in mid-September, but it appears to have been shipped to Australian retailers first.

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Said to be lighter, the new disc-based console weighs 300 grams less than its 2021 counterpart. And assuming the launch version is even heavier, the new PlayStation is 600g lighter than it was on day one.


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a new version of The PS5 Digital Edition (CFI-1202B) has also been spotted on store shelves. This model is also lighter than the previous version – with a weight saving of 200 grams.

New, lighter PS5 reportedly going on sale in Australia

However, there are no other obvious differences. Sony is known for ramping up production and swapping out parts to ease supply constraints that have plagued consoles since launch. This included a new heatsink over previously released models. It is not yet known which part has been replaced this time.

Reducing the weight can also reduce a manufacturer’s shipping costs, although the savings are not passed on to customers.

Sony recently increased prices for the PlayStation 5 and PS5 Digital Edition in all regions except the US. For example, in the UK the standard PS5 has gone from £30 to £479.99.

Written by Rick Henderson.

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