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Old 25-08-21, 01:14 PM
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Sony quietly launches a revised PlayStation 5 system

This system includes a more user-friendly stand and is reportedly 300g lighter.



Read more about Sony's revised PlayStation 5 console.

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Old 25-08-21, 01:41 PM
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It is a CONSOLE. A device that sits for MONTHS near a tv....who cares about weight???
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Old 25-08-21, 02:10 PM
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It is a CONSOLE. A device that sits for MONTHS near a tv....who cares about weight???
When Sony plans to ship millions of these things, you can be sure the weight reductions are a concern for them. For end-users, it doesn't really matter.

The big question is if the weight was reduced, what functionally changed inside the console?
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Old 25-08-21, 02:11 PM
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When Sony plans to ship millions of these things, you can be sure the weight reductions are a concern for them. For end-users, it doesn't really matter.

The big question is if the weight was reduced, what functionally changed inside the console?
Probably a few mounts and supports switched to acetal/POM or similar reducing the metal inside.
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Old 25-08-21, 02:48 PM
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I'd bet a revised PSU design is the reason for a reduction in weight.
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Old 25-08-21, 03:00 PM
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I'd bet a revised PSU design is the reason for a reduction in weight.

Probably this. From people that repair consoles online/youtube ( TronicsFix is an excellent example ) the PSU is often the cause of failures for the PS5.
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PS5 is still hard to get in my country (New Zealand)
when they're briefly available, the limited stock always get sold FAST.


still waiting
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Old 29-08-21, 12:21 PM
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The weight reduction based of a video from Austin is from reducing the heat sink by quite a lot, making it run hotter.


Not a good move by Sony when they have issues with heat already on consoles.
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One of the few times I suppose where early adopters wont feel cheated given the remodelled version are not as efficient, heat wise.
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