PlayStation 5 Gets Detachable Blu-ray Drive in Major Hardware Update

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The long-awaited update to the PlayStation 5 has finally been revealed, confirming what many enthusiasts had been speculating. The primary addition is an attachable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive, offering a new dimension to the gaming experience.

The long-awaited update to the PlayStation 5 has finally been revealed, with a new attachable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive being the headline feature.

Sleek Design and Dual Models

The new PlayStation 5 (disc version) introduces a sleek design with four separate cover panels. The top portion shines with a glossy finish, while the bottom retains the familiar matte texture. For gamers opting for the PS5 Digital Edition, an exciting opportunity awaits – the ability to add the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive later, available for a competitive $79.99 (approximately ₹6,656, though official Indian pricing is yet to be confirmed).

Moreover, both of these new models come with a standard 1TB SSD for storage capacity, ensuring ample space for your gaming library. Initially launching in the United States, they will gradually become available in other regions. As the existing PS5 inventory is depleted, these new models will become the standard offering.

New PS5 Models Now Available in the US, Coming Soon to Other Regions

For those seeking the ultimate gaming experience with the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive, the PS5 will be priced at $499.99 (USD), while the PS5 Digital Edition is available at a competitive $449.99 (USD). PlayStation has not only enhanced the hardware but also reworked the stand, providing a new horizontal stand alongside the new PS5 model. Gamers can also opt to purchase a separate vertical stand for $29.99, compatible with all PS5 models, including the older versions.

Slimmer, Lighter, and As Powerful as Ever

Despite the external changes, it’s essential to note that the internal hardware remains consistent. The PlayStation 5 has undergone a significant transformation, shedding approximately 30% of its volume and reducing weight by 18% and 24% when compared to previous models. This makes it even more compact and easier to integrate into your entertainment setup.

Stay tuned for official India pricing and availability

For eager gamers in India, the official price and availability of these new models have yet to be announced. Stay tuned for further updates, as we will ensure that you’re the first to know when this information becomes available. The gaming world just got a whole lot more exciting with this revamped PlayStation 5.

Keep an eye on this space for the latest news on the PlayStation 5’s release in India and other exciting developments.

Aryan VyasAryan Vyas
Aryan is the youngest tech enthusiast at Smartprix, with a deep passion for technology, automobiles, cricket, and Bollywood. He is a meticulous researcher and writer who write on a wide range of tech topics, including smartphones, laptops, wearables, and smart home device.


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