PlayStation 5 Gets a Minor Facelift as Fans Continue to Rue Shocking Price Rise

Published 08/30/2022, 1:00 PM EDT

When it comes to creating gaming consoles, video game enthusiasts rely on the best franchises to get their products. They are always in the search to get the best performance, per se, the ideal gaming experience. So, they aptly make their choices, as they consider it as an investment. 

Multiple companies in the market produce gaming consoles, with industry leaders being Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Fans know them for their top-end products such as PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch/Wii U, and many more. So, in today’s article, we shall talk about Sony’s PlayStation, as the franchise has added a massive console update amidst the recent price change. 


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Sony revamps the PlayStation 5 with a weight change as fans spot a price hike in some parts of the world

In recent times, PlayStation lovers have spotted a price hike in the PlayStation 5, with various stores in Australia selling it at a higher rate. Press Start, an Australian website, was the first to report the information as they came across the products in the stores. 


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Japanese retailers had informed fans that PlayStation will be dropping a new model soon, confirming it to be lighter. However, they had claimed a September release date, making fans from different parts of the world wait for the final product. 

But now, it looks like things have taken a different route in the Australian stores as fans purchased the new model. Here’s what Press Start said in their recent post, “We’ve been able to identify both the CFI-1202B (Digital console) and CFI-1202A (Disc console) which were purchased from Australian stores including EB Games, Harvey Norman, and JB Hi-Fi in the last week or so.” It looked like both the digital and the CD versions received the ‘weight update’, as fans could feel the same when compared.

Interestingly, Sony had revamped the console weights by making them much lighter as the new CD model weighed as much as the digital one.  


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To mention numbers, the digital model is now 500g lighter than the original model, whereas the CD model has lapsed by 600g. Despite these numbers looking common to any ordinary man, it is important to understand that Sony had to work relentlessly to make this change. After all, who doesn’t want to carry their PS5 to places? Everyone would now be just happy that it is much lighter to carry around. 


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What are your thoughts about this? Will you be buying the new PS5 models once they’re out? Let us know your valuable answers in the comments section.



Atharv Phadke

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Atharv is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Journalism from Mumbai University, Atharv has a keen eye for writing engaging content. He enjoys all kinds of games but thoroughly follows FPS games such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends and Fortnite.

Edited By: Paras Pande