Sony has begun shipping the new PS5 console revision around the world. Last month, we reported on a slightly-tweaked new console that was 300 grams lighter than the launch model and came with a handy new screw for the stand. Now, users have reported purchasing the console in Australia and confirmed that the model comes in both a disc and digital edition. Up to now, Sony only listed the newer console as a Digital Edition on its website.
It is important to keep in mind that this console is exactly the same as the model you probably own (if you found one) so don’t worry about missing out on any features or performance. The major difference between the two is the new handy screw that lets users tighten the stand into their console without the need for a screwdriver. This is thanks to the ribbed head that lets you grip the tip and turn it.
As for the missing 300 grams, it is still too early to tell where the weight has gone. Once the console is more readily available, users might tear them down to try and investigate where the extra grams disappeared to.
Images of the new console appeared online alongside the model number and screw. If you see a PS5 out in the wild and it is listed as CFI – 1100 and not CFI – 1000 then the model inside the box will be the lighter version. While the screw doesn’t make a massive difference, the 300 grams is quite a chunk off the total weight of the console. Again, they both perform exactly the same.
You can take a look at the lighter PS5 model’s manual here which is in Japanese. Sony has not uploaded the disc manual as of yet.
Source: Press Start AU