PS5 Slim pre-orders are open, so you might want to get on that

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Fergus Halliday
Nov 28, 2023
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Published on November 27, 2023

Sony's refreshed PS5 Slim is now available for pre-order in Australia ahead of a December 6 launch.

Announced back in October, the mid-cycle refresh of the PlayStation 5 boast a sleeker take on the spaceship-like design of its predecessor. You won't get any more frames-per-second out of the hardware here, but you will free up some space in your living room.

According to Sony, the updated home console represents a 30% reduction in volume compared to the original. Like its predecessor, it's available with and without a disk drive. Courtesy of that subtraction, the standard PS5 Slim is 24% lighter than the previous model while the PS5 Slim Digital Edition weighs 18% less overall.

Both models start at 1TB of SSD storage and a redesigned horizontal stand this time around, but neither features the vertical stand was that previously included as a freebie. Instead, Sony is selling this accessory as a $49.95 add-on.

In Australia, the PS5 Slim with a Blu-Ray disc drive starts at $799.95 while the Digital Edition starts at $679.95. Both can be pre-ordered through JB Hi-Fi, EB Games, The Gamesmen, Big W and Amazon from today.

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Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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