More Playstation leaks have come out, including a probable release date for the PS5 Slim and the details on the new model’s first bundle.
Writer billbil-kun of French news site Dealabs has leaked information about the PS5 Slim, including the date and price for the new console in the United States. The reporter states fans won’t have to wait long to get the comparatively smaller PS5. Not only that but those excited for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will have the chance to pick up the game and new console in a bundle.
Sony had previously released the upgraded PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro three years after the original release and the PS5 is following suit with its first new model. The PS5 Slim will not be increasing the capabilities of the PS5, but it takes up 30% less space than the original.
What is the PS5 Slim release date?
The PS5 Slim will be released on November 8 as a bundle with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 for $559.99, or November 10th for just the console.
This price from billbil-kun is specifically for the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 PS5 bundle in America. The suggested PS5 Slim’s retail price for multiple regions was previously revealed by Sony. The PS5 Slim’s digital version will see a $50 increase in price from its original equivalent. This is the only region and model to see a price increase between PS5 and PS5 Slim
According to the leak, the bundle with Spider-Man 2 will include the PS5 Slim with the detachable disk drive. This is good news for fans who still want to play physical games and may mean that the game included will be a disk rather than a digital download code. With a staggered release, fans will have to wait an extra two days if they’re not interested in getting the full bundle.
Without any performance upgrades from the original PS5, the Slim may not have a lot of PS5 owners rushing out to get the latest console. Sony has stated that the original model of PlayStation 5 consoles are effectively discontinued, with all future PS5s being this new model.
While the PS5 Slim represents an upgrade for newcomers to the console on its smaller size and disk drive accessory, rumors have swirled for weeks regarding a PS5 Pro console. Those looking to get a new PlayStation console may want to wait until a clear picture is painted for the upgraded version.