PS5 Slim to go on sale in India from April 5, Sony confirms price


Sony has announced that the slim version of the PlayStation 5 console, which was first launched in the US in November last year, will be available in India from April 5. Both disc and digital versions of the PS5 Slim will be available for sale in the country. This week, stock availability has been confirmed at participating retailers. The PS5 Slim, a lighter and thinner version of the original console, retains much of the PlayStation 5 design language, but comes with a detachable disk drive and slightly larger storage.

The PlayStation parent has also confirmed the price of the PS5 Slim in India, with the console selling at similar prices to the existing PS5. The disc edition of the PS5 Slim will sell for Rs. 54,990, while the digital version is priced at Rs. 44,990. Customers who purchase the digital edition of the console can purchase the PS5 Slim Disc Drive separately.

The PS5 Slim will be available across offline and online retailers in the country from April 5. Stocks of the new version of the console should be available on Sony's ShopatSC website, Amazon, Flipkart, Games The Shop, and other participating retailers.

Sony refreshed the PS5 lineup in October last year, announcing a slimmer redesigned console that comes with the same hardware specifications as the original PS5. The design changes have resulted in a smaller overall form factor, with the PS5 Slim seeing a more than 30 percent reduction in volume and up to 24 percent reduction in weight compared to the standard PS5.

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The PS5 Slim comes with a detachable disc drive
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The Slim Edition of the PS5 boasts slightly larger internal storage, up from the standard PS5's 825GB custom SSD to 1TB. Customers also get the option to add an external UHD Blu-ray Disc drive to the PS5 Slim Digital Edition console. However, the processing power and graphical capabilities of the new version are the same as the original PS5.

Sony is also reportedly preparing a “Pro” version of the PS5 for launch later this year as the current console generation enters the latter half of its life cycle. Analysts said in February that the Japanese electronics giant was looking to prepare an updated PS5 Pro for the launch of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto 6, which was scheduled to arrive sometime in 2025.

Leaked PS5 Pro specifications point to an updated console with 45 percent faster rendering and up to three times the compute power of the PS5 – 33.5 teraflops of single-precision compute power compared to the PS5's 10.28 teraflops.

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