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New PS5 Digital Edition is Lighter Than Launch Console

New PS5 Digital Edition is Lighter Than Launch Console - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 July 2021 / 1,786 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment has released a new version of the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition that is 300 grams lighter than the launch version. The revised hardware model - CFI-1100B - weighs 3.6 Kg, while the launch model - CFI-1000B - weighs 3.9 Kg. 

The new PS5 Digital Edition appears to have a new screw used to attach the stand to the console, according to a post on ResetEra

The revised model has already been listed on several Japanese retailers websites, which will be available in their next lottery sales for the console. 

Sony in May claimed the standard edition of the PS5, which comes with a disc drive, would no longer be sold at a loss starting in June.

There was no word on when the PS5 Digital Edition would break even. However, this revision might have helped reduce costs, along with making it lighter. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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21 Comments
Mr Puggsly (on 21 July 2021)

I would like a redesign. Frankly, I feel the PS5 looks awful. Maybe something more cube shaped.

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DonFerrari Mr Puggsly (on 21 July 2021)

Sure, Sony will double the depth of the console to make it more cube like.... have you looked at the silicon?

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Mr Puggsly DonFerrari (on 22 July 2021)

Silicon? I we talking gaming hardware some big ol' tiddays?

Seriously though, PS5 is ugly.

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DonFerrari Mr Puggsly (on 22 July 2021)

From what I know it is still made of silicon, and PS5 takes basically the whole space.
Not something that most agree though.

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VAMatt Mr Puggsly (on 22 July 2021)

It'll get a redesign in another year or two.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 20 July 2021)

Ps5 light edition instead of slim hahaha

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KratosLives (on 21 July 2021)

If you own a ps4 pro, don't feel the need to rush out for a ps5 yet. As long as you can game in 60fps, you ain't missing out.

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Azzanation (on 21 July 2021)

Curious to know what they changed to make it lighter.

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INCITATUSBR (on 20 July 2021)

some people wait for this lighter edition to buy the console... (myself included)

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DonFerrari INCITATUSBR (on 20 July 2021)

Most are waiting to find one to buy.

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AkimboCurly INCITATUSBR (on 20 July 2021)

I mean if you're waiting, wait for the actual Slim version. This is just a minor revision.

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Wman1996 AkimboCurly (on 20 July 2021)

Right. This isn't a Slim version at all. It's only marginally smaller and you have to crack into it pretty much to see the difference.
I'm pretty much waiting for a PS5 Slim at this point.

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siebensus4 Wman1996 (on 20 July 2021)

Smaller? It's still 390 x 92 x 260mm

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Chris Hu Wman1996 (on 21 July 2021)

This isn't smaller its just slightly lighter. Even though it should be slightly smaller also since it doesn't have a disk drive but the went the cheap route when they designed it and gave it the identical shell of the disk version PS5.

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SvenTheTurkey AkimboCurly (on 20 July 2021)

They probably just shaved a few bucks worth of materials off. So yeah, nothing major. Just creeping towards profitability on the digital version.

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drkohler SvenTheTurkey (on 20 July 2021)

300g is not just a few less screws.
At first I thought this is for the 6nm upgrade which could save quite some weight on the cooling block. But the 340W is the same as stated before, so maybe a cheap plastic ventilator does the trick?

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Pinkie_pie drkohler (on 20 July 2021)

Sounds like it's better to get the digital launch version than this revised version

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SvenTheTurkey drkohler (on 21 July 2021)

I'm sure it's something pretty insignificant, but on the scale of millions of units, it adds up. I doubt there's any different in heat/performance. They just found some less than necessary materials is my guess.

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DonFerrari drkohler (on 21 July 2021)

Yep, no idea of where the 300g comes from, but certainly that aint screws only

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Pinkie_pie INCITATUSBR (on 20 July 2021)

Is it really smaller though? It only says a little lighter

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DonFerrari Pinkie_pie (on 21 July 2021)

Not smaller from what we know.

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