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The real reason why the new PS5 is lighter, but at what cost

Sony released its updated version of PS5 which is lighter due to a screw or is it?

Sony releases its new updated PS5, which is rather early as compared to previous models. The new design has a refreshed body language, which is also lightweight and a new screw on the stand. A famous Youtuber Austin Evans made a teardown video comparing both the older PS5 with the newer model side by side. Here are things we came to know. 


As the New version of the Sony PS5 is only available in Japan and Australia, Evans got hold of the Japanese variant. To his curiosity, constantly trying to figure out the changes made by the company, he kept on weighing the new and older parts to figure out the weight difference. After looking at the new fan with a larger blade the reason why they sounded different while running the same game was clear. It can be seen in the video that the newer model was running 3-5 degrees hotter than the older version, when running the same game on the same setting.

New PS5 heatsink
Image Credit – Austin Evans (YouTube Channel)
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To this, Evans dug more and the updates were visible instantly. We can clearly see the new heatsink which looks quite smaller than the older model. Explaining the heating issues while testing. The newly updated heatsink has a difference of 300 grams lighter than the older model.

With this Observation, we can clearly see why the company claims to not sell its product for a loss now. Sony had 1 good year of time to R&D on its older PS5 models to know the cost-cutting it can do to sell their PS5 at profit. We don’t feel it was a good step by Sony as their Flagship console already has complaints regarding heating issues, which will increase in numbers potentially due to this update.

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