Sony’s new PS5 model is lighter and doesn’t need a screwdriver

Sony’s new PS5 model is lighter and doesn’t need a screwdriver


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Sony has quietly launched a revised PS5 model in Australia. Press Start, an Australian-based gaming site, reports that the revised PS5 models include a new screw for the base stand that no longer requires a screwdriver. Sony reportedly swapped in a new screw with a grip around the top so it can be easily adjusted by hand.

Press Start also reports that these updated PS5 models are around 300 grams (0.6 pounds) lighter than the original, but it’s not clear what Sony has removed or changed to bring the weight down. The new PS5s ship with a CFI-1102A model number, instead of the CFI-1000 found on the original.

Image: Press-start

The updated PS5 stand screw.

Australia appears to be the first country to take stock of…

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