“New” Lighter PS4 Model to Be Available Worldwide Later This Month

June 22, 2015 Written by Alex Co

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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)>

Product name

PlayStation®4

Colors

Jet Black / Glacier White

Product code

CUH-1200 series

Recommended retail price

JP39,980yen+Tax, US$ 399, EU€ 399

Main Processor

Single-chip custom processor

CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores

GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine

Memory

GDDR5 8GB

Storage size

500GB Hard disk drive*2

External dimensions

Approx. 275×53×305 mm (width × height × length) 
(tentative, excludes largest projection)

Mass

Approx. 2.5 kg

BD/ DVD drive
(read only)

BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV

Input/ Output

Super-Speed USBx (USB 3.0) port × 2 
AUX port × 1

Networking

Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth® 2.1(EDR)

Power

AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

Power consumption

Max. 230W

Operating Temperature

5 ºC – 35ºC

AV output

HDMI out port
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) 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?