New PlayStation documentation exhibits that Sony could also be engaged on a mannequin refresh for the PlayStation 5 Digital Version, which seemingly makes it lighter than the launch model.

In accordance with the official product guide (noticed by Twitter person @Renka_schedule), which is on the market on the official PlayStation Japanese web site, this rumored PS5 Digital Version weights 3.6kg — 300g lower than the unique PS5 Digital Version launched lower than a 12 months in the past, which weighs in at 3.9kg (in kilos, that is 0.7lb much less, from 8.6lb to 7.9lb).

The rumored PS5 mannequin refresh is 300 grams lighter than the launch mannequin.

The revised PS5 Digital Version mannequin additionally notes that the console can even embody a brand new model of the screw that connects the console to the stand, permitting you to place it vertically or horizontally on a flat floor. It additionally seems that the mannequin quantity has modified from the PS5 launch {hardware}’s CFI-1XXX mannequin to the brand new CFI-11XX scheme.

The launch model (top) uses a different screw compared to the proposed model refresh.

The launch mannequin (prime) makes use of a special screw in comparison with the proposed mannequin refresh.

This isn’t the primary time rumors of a PS5 mannequin refresh have surfaced. In April throughout an earnings name, Sony CFO Hiroki Tokoi mentioned that the corporate was contemplating a number of choices to handle the worldwide semiconductor scarcity, equivalent to the opportunity of adjusting the product design. In Could, analyst Roberto Serrano spotted that Sony registered a brand new wi-fi communication module that could possibly be added to a gaming console mannequin. It isn’t clear if this mannequin is linked to these tales.

Japanese retailers have reportedly begun itemizing the rumored PS5 Digital Version mannequin refresh, and according to @Renka_schedule, it can start to ship by the top of the month with a lottery-based system for gross sales of the console, with no indication on whether or not it can launch in different areas.

IGN has reached out to Sony for remark.

Taylor is the Affiliate Tech Editor at IGN. You’ll be able to comply with her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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