A revised version of the PS5 Digital Edition was discovered in Japan recently and it was noted that this variant weighs 300 grams less. An announcement has not yet been made.
New PS5 Digital Edition Model weighs 300 grams lighter
Sony is apparently preparing for the release of a revised model or a revision of the PS5 Digital Edition in Japan. The previously unannounced variant bears the version number CFI-1100B01, as can be seen from an official description on the Sony website.
At the moment, it is not known what all changes can be expected in detail. However, the new model seems to be a whole 300 grams lighter. In the manuals, Sony refers to a weight of 3.6 kilograms. The launch model of the PS5 Digital Edition weighs in at 3.9 kilograms.
The PS5 model with the model number CFI-1100B01 is already listed at the first Japanese dealers, for example at Nojima and GEO. Orders are not yet possible. However, the release date is given as July 20, 2021.
Beyond the weight, no further changes can be seen in the descriptions. But the question arises as to how the saving of 300 grams came about. A misprint is quite possible.
【新型番 CFI-1100B01 変更点】#PlayStation5 デジタルエディションの新型番モデルの「CFI-1100B01」の変更点としては重さが約300g軽くなるようでうす。
— PS5入荷速報@プレステ5速報！ (@PS5sokuhouInfo) July 20, 2021
PS5 was released in two editions last November, including the standard model for around $499 and the digital edition for $399. The difference between the two models is only that the more expensive version has a disc drive. Due to the often higher prices in the PlayStation Store, the price advantage when buying the hardware could sooner or later turn into a disadvantage.