Sony’s new PS5 mannequin is lighter and doesn’t want a screwdriver

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Sony has quietly launched a revised PS5 mannequin. Press Begin, an Australian-based gaming web site, stories that the revised PS5 fashions embody a brand new screw for the bottom stand that not requires a screwdriver. Sony reportedly swapped in a brand new screw with a grip across the high so it may be simply adjusted by hand.

Press Begin additionally stories that these up to date PS5 fashions are round 300 grams (0.6 kilos) lighter than the unique, nevertheless it’s not clear what Sony has eliminated or modified to deliver the burden down. The brand new PS5s ship with a CFI-1102A mannequin quantity, as a substitute of the CFI-1000 discovered on the unique.

The up to date PS5 stand screw.
Picture: Press-start

Australia seems to be one of many first nations to take inventory of those barely revised PS5 fashions, after they have been noticed in a Japanese handbook final month. Additionally they look like transport in some elements of the US, too. Twitter consumer bdp2007 has tweeted pictures of what appears like updates to the general stand, with a brand new clamp design.

Whereas Sony has eliminated the necessity for a screwdriver for the advisable base stand, you’ll nonetheless want one to entry the non-obligatory detachable M.2 SSD storage on the console. You will discover the greatest PS5 SSD choices proper right here.

Sony is planning to rollout detachable SSD storage with an upcoming software program replace. The replace, which is presently obtainable for beta testers, additionally consists of enhancements to the PS5 dashboard UI, 3D audio assist for built-in TV audio system, and a greater method to differentiate between PS4 and PS5 variations of video games.

Replace, 11:30AM ET: Article up to date with particulars on Japanese consumer handbook, and improved clamp stand design.