The current PS5 will be replaced by the PS5 'Slim' at some point in November — rumoured to be the 8th — but there isn't much buzz surrounding Sony's redesigned system. Is that really such a surprise, though? After all, the 'Slim' will retail at the same price, and it doesn't boast any improved specifications — other than the fact it's slightly smaller and a bit lighter. Sure, the fact that you can attach a disc drive to the digital edition is neat, but that's where the marketing ends.
Being rather apathetic about the PS5 'Slim' ourselves, we thought it'd be worth asking the Push Square community for opinions on the refreshed console. Given we're a website that's situated in the hardcore space, we assumed that there would be moderate interest in the 'Slim' from our readers — but that's apparently not the case at all.
Over 3,000 of you voted in our poll, which asked one simple question: 'Will You Be Buying a PS5 'Slim'?' — and the results are telling. A majority of 53% said that they'd only be buying one if their current PS5 breaks, and an additional 27% said they have no interest in the new model at all. So that's a whopping 80% of voters saying they ain't buying a 'Slim' — on a hardcore PlayStation website.
Again, though, does that really come as a surprise? Sony announced this thing with a quick blog post and not much else, so it's fair to assume that the Japanese giant knows it's not a big deal. Like we say, it's a replacement rather than some kind of evolution, despite the physical improvements. Sony's found ways to reduce production costs, and that's basically the beginning and end of it.
Still, did you think there'd be more buzz about a new PS5 model? Feel free to shrug in the comments section below.