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New PlayStation 5 Digital Edition In Production Makes Two Weighty Changes

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New PlayStation 5 Digital Edition In Production Makes Two Weighty Changes

So, Sony, already releasing a new and improved version of the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition are you? Interesting, interesting - I'm sure that there are so many new changes to the console's performance that fans are going to love. Let's look at the notes here... Oh, it's got a new screw and it's about 300 grams lighter? And that's it. Great, innovation at its finest.

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That's right, it looks like Japanese retailers are listing a new version of the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition - and the two changes that you'll notice are that it's lighter and the screw that connects the cradle to the console has changed a little, and that's about it. It's obviously more complex than that, especially because it's not the screw changing that's made the console 300g lighter. And hopefully these changes will make the production costs and challenges of the console cheaper and easier.

Some of the best games of the year so far have been PS5 exclusives, don't you know...

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A leak has suggested this is the case, though it's all officially unconfirmed by Sony itself. Leaked images that appeared on Twitter and were then posted to Gaming Leaks and Rumors on Reddit show that retailers are listing a new version of the PS5 Digital Edition. The manuals that were posted on Twitter show that the two changes were that the console is listed as 3.9kg before the change and now 3.6kg after, and then the screw diagram is different when reflecting a new little piece of hardware.


As one commenter on Reddit notes, it's likely just cost-cutting and a way to make everything behind the scenes an easier process for Sony, especially with the shortage of chips that has been affecting the tech industry in the past year. We don't expect, unless you're using your console to weight-lift, that there will be a noticeable difference to any of you buying this new digital version to replace the one you have at home.

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Though that new shiny screw, eh? She's a beaut, might need to get a closer look at that...

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: PlayStation 5, News, PlayStation

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