Nearly three years after releasing its next generation of PlayStation home console hardware, Sony announced today that it is phasing out the original design and launching a redesigned PS5 console next month.
Model redesign aside, the new console (also known as the PS5 Slim) reduces the weight of Sony’s ninth-generation console by 18-24%, depending on which model you get. The redesigned PS5 includes more storage, 1TB instead of 825GB, and an increased price for the Digital Edition.
With the announcement of new gaming hardware, users on X (formerly known as Twitter) have turned to the platform to share their thoughts. Some are excited (especially if they did not already buy a PS5), while others are not mincing words on how they feel about the reveal, including poking fun at the fact that the design of the remodel looks a lot similar to its predecessor.
— Eric J. (@ecjaxson) October 10, 2023
The disc drive edition of the PS5 Slim looks like it’s got Binding of Isaac powerups. Thing is wretched lmao. pic.twitter.com/wv7lgG1aSB
— Bill (@PepperedHam) October 10, 2023
New PS5 Slim 😐
Looks the same. pic.twitter.com/MTaJJCeUWT
— PlayCODNews (@PlayCODNews) October 10, 2023
They just gave the new ps5 slim some eyebrow slits , made it like 1 inch smaller and called it a day 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/583hmMFQT2
— SOMEBROS UPDATES 🚨 (@SMBrosTM) October 10, 2023
— Alex Donaldson (@APZonerunner) October 10, 2023
— Oliver Jia (オリバー・ジア) (@OliverJia1014) October 10, 2023
One person noted that the design makes it look like the new PS5 should get checked out by a doctor.
The PS5 Slim was revealed
Why did they choose this look? It looks like the system has growth that needs to be checked… pic.twitter.com/1fCZKdn7Th
— Karim Jovian (@KJovian) October 10, 2023
Others were quick to call out the horizontal stand that was also revealed today, which is sold separately. There were doubts about how exactly the lil guy would work, as well as some jokes about the disproportional look.
My first thought when seeing the new stand for the PS5 slim. pic.twitter.com/QwixhsKD4C
— Jadeˣᵛ (@Wildbergerrrr) October 10, 2023
The new PS5 stand makes me feel a certain way. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/o4xbcYD6yP
— PMS Jordan (@PMS_Jordan) October 10, 2023
— Genki✨ (@Genki_JPN) October 10, 2023
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) October 10, 2023
I, too, am interested to know if the new stand can prevent the console from tipping.
— D a z e e l (@TheDazeel) October 10, 2023
Others were quick to bemoan the PS5 Digital Edition seeing an increase from $399.99 to $449.99. Some are perplexed at the decision and argue that the increased internal storage does not warrant a $50 price hike.
I like the design, & the idea that you can add a Blu-ray drive at a later date. But they’ve essentially increased the price of the PS5 Digital & decided to sell the stand separately. Nope a slight increase in SSD does not justify the price increase. https://t.co/MnEHjucLXH
— Prince Tybalt (@FrontlineGamer) October 10, 2023
Price increase on the PS5 Slim Digital is…interesting. https://t.co/99mfTwp7Z6
— Austin Evans (@austinnotduncan) October 10, 2023
No idea what’s going on here.
The new “slim” all-digital PS5 is saving Sony on materials, shipping, and manufacturing footprint, plus the bigger margin it gets on digital game sales.
— AmericanTruckSongs9 (@ethangach) October 10, 2023
But my personal favorite reaction is from Blessing Adeoye Jr., who created a new “It Can’t Hurt You” meme.
Therapist: It’s okay, the new disc PS5 isn’t real. It can’t hurt you.
— Blessing Adeoye Jr. (@BlessingJr) October 10, 2023
The new PS5 redesign is out next November. Eventually, it will replace the 2020 model once all the current inventory is sold out.
Taylor is a Reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.