New PS5 Digital Edition model goes on sale

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Update - August 23: User reports have begun to clarify how the newly released, slightly updated PS5 model differs from the original. 

Early photos from one Twitter user highlight some differences in the new stand, for example. Though the basic design is the same, the new stand uses a thumb screw and has a more pronounced clamp, as well as a flatter profile overall. It's possible that the stand was updated in response to complaints about the original's setup time and horizontal stability, but that's just speculation for now. 

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We'll update our reporting as more details on the updated PS5 model are discovered. 

Original story:

A new PS5 model has quietly gone on sale in Australia.

Over the past weekend, Australia-based outlet Press Start (opens in new tab) noted that a brand new model of the PS5 Digital Edition had appeared in stores. Additionally, the outlet has confirmed that all new PS5 stock arriving in the country bears an updated model number of CFI-1102A, making Australia the first region to receive this updated model.

If you're unfamiliar with what's going on here, the updated PS5 Digital Edition was actually first revealed last month in July. At the time, it was reported that the new version of the console was 300 grams lighter, and used a slightly different screw to secure the optional stand to the base of the console. Press Start has been able to confirm that these two differences are the only thing setting this new PS5 model apart from the previous Digital Edition of the new-gen console.

Right now, it appears as though this is the only revision of either PS5 console, since both models originally went on sale last year in November 2020. Sony still hasn't formally announced the new version of the PS5 Digital Edition, even though it's now on sale, so we'll have to keep an eye out for any future revision to either model of the console.

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Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.