“New” Lighter PS4 Model to Be Available Worldwide Later This Month
In a press release, Sony announced that it will launch a “new” version of the PlayStation 4 later this month in Japan, which will then be followed by North America, EU and Asian countries and regions.
While not the slimmer PS4 revision that everyone’s looking forward to, the new models will have a reduced weight of 10 percent compared to the PS4s out in the market, as well as a lower power consumption rate of eight percent. Additionally, the surface of the new PS4’s HDD bay cover will come in a matte finish, which gives the system a more “casual look,” according to Sony.
Color choices will once again be Jet Black and Glacier White, with the full system specs listed below along with the official images.
<PlayStation®4 (CUH-1200 series)>
Jet Black / Glacier White
Recommended retail price
JP39,980yen+Tax, US$ 399, EU€ 399
Single-chip custom processor
CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine
500GB Hard disk drive*2
Approx. 275×53×305 mm (width × height × length)
Approx. 2.5 kg
BD/ DVD drive
BD × 6 CAV
Super-Speed USBx (USB 3.0) port × 2
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
5 ºC – 35ºC
HDMI out port
Are you looking forward to picking a slightly lighter and slightly less power hog PS4? Or would you rather wait for a proper slim PS4 version?