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Sony’s PS5 Slim Console Review

Sony’s PS5 Slim Console Review-Custom Controllers UK

The original PS5 console was released in November 2020, and now, over 3 years later its popularity is still at an all-time high. It has been confirmed that the PS6 won’t be available until at least late 2026 – early 2027, and due to this PlayStation fans have been eagerly awaiting Sony’s next big drop. Despite no major console being released within the last 3 years, Sony has been very active with their other recent releases. Announcing the new PS5 Access Controller, PS5 Portal and now the new PS5 slim console, a smaller, thinner, and lighter version of the PS5.

But you may be wondering, is there a huge difference between the old and the new Sony PS5 Slim? And is it worth switching to the new one now it’s been released? In this blog, we compare the two consoles, taking a look at some opinions from PlayStation fans who have tried out the console themselves. 

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Is the PS5 Slim coming out?

The PS5 slim console release date was on November 29th 2023 in the UK at £389.99 on the PlayStations official website. Being almost £100 cheaper than the Original PS5, which was released 3 years prior at £479.99.


What is the difference between the PS5 and PS5 Slim?

Ps5 slim vs original:

(Referring to the official PlayStation website)

 PS5 Console: PS5 Digital Slim:
  • Price: £479.99
  • Storage: 825 GB
  • Included in the box: 1 Dualsense controller, USB charging cable, HDMI cable
  • Features: Ultra high-speed SSD, ray tracing, 4K-TV gaming.
  • Weight: 4.5kg
  • Price: £389.99
  • Storage: 1TB
  • Included in the box: 1 Dualsense controller, ps5 slim stand, HDMI cable, USB cable.
  • Features: Haptic feedback, HDR technology, 3D Audio tech, adaptive triggers.
  • Weight: 3.2kg


What are the benefits of PS5 Slim?

There are no interior benefits or changes to the PS5 Slim, besides an increase in the device’s storage capacity. Inside, the performance is just the same. This model focuses more on the look and design of the PS5, making it more compatible for users with less space in their homes, making it ideal with storage. The PS5 slim console does, however, have a 30% reduction in size with an 18% and a 24% reduction in weight, making it lighter, thinner, and more compact.


Peoples thoughts:

PlayStation fans were happy that the console is so much smaller and compact, with fans stating they liked how the device looked smaller and it was very obvious. Along with this, it was mentioned that the model runs well, with plenty of power for a small, compact console and due to the fact, that the console is smaller, it runs quieter too.

The only negative thing fans found was that the device, although cheaper, wasn’t too much cheaper considering it is a much smaller, compact model.  


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Have you tried out the new ps5 console slim? We want to know if you think it’s worth it. And remember, we have plenty of PS5 accessories on our website, from custom controllers, to original controller, and general gaming accessories. We have something for everyone!

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