The Sony PlayStation 5 has been one of the most popular gaming consoles there has ever been. With worldwide shortages due to demand, Sony has been put under pressure to supply some more consoles but many are wondering when the PS5 slim will be released or even if Sony will be releasing a slim version of the console.
Ever since the first PlayStation, Sony has released a slimmer version of the original console. The PS One was the first console that offered a less bulky look for a cheaper price and this has continued up until the current console.
Fans often wait until the slim version becomes available due to the price of the actual console. They look better than the original version and are hugely popular.
When the slim version is released it often gives the console another boost in sales and many games are often released around the sale of the slim version and included in bundle packs.
Will Sony release one with the PS5?
It is surely inevitable that Sony will release a slimmer version but the date on that is unknown as to when it would be released. Even some bookmakers have been offering the best betting offers for new customers to bet on when the slim version will be released because there is limited knowledge from Sony about when the console will be released.
With the digital version already being released, gamers have already seen an improvement in the quality of parts, smaller design and weighing a lot less.
Why does Sony do it?
Sony releases a slimmer version of the PlayStation because of improvements in technology. With the PS5 being released in November 2020 parts have changed with the console meaning they can make the required adjustments.
It also gives fans more of a chance to afford the console. The PS5 was released for an initial price of £449 but the slimmer version is usually around £100 cheaper as Sony has dealt with the initial demand for more expensive parts.
The big thing that Sony likes to do is drop the weight of the product and it is anticipated that the PS5 slim will knock many pounds off it. The PS5 is a chunky console so it would be hugely appreciated.
Is there any idea of when?
As it has been stated there has been no official statement from Sony regarding the PS5 slim but their focus has been on the digital version alongside the main disc console.
However, the trend of PlayStation slims has been that the console has been released 3 years after the initial release and this is probably what will happen with the PS5.
With the PS5 pushing boundaries with graphics and smooth playback, it is no surprise that there is a wait for the slim version because technology has to advance as well. With the PS5 still less than 2 years old, there is still a bit of a wait for fans who want to get their hands on a smoother-looking console at a discounted price.