Sony Also Announce A PlayStation 4 Slim

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that a new slimmer and lighter PlayStation 4 (PS4) (CUH-2000 series) computer entertainment system with a 500GB HDD will become available in Japan, North America and in Europe starting from September 15, 2016, at manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of 29,980 yen, USD 299 USD, EUR 299 and GBP 259*1*2*3.

The internal architecture of the new PS4 system has been revamped, reducing its volume by more than 30% compared to the previous models and reducing its weight by 25% and 16% compared to the first (CUH-1000 series) and current (CUH-1200 series) models respectively. Also, the new PS4 system is more energy efficient, as the power consumption has been cut by more than 34% and 28% compared to the very first and current models.

The form factor of the new system inherits the slanted body design of the previous models, with the foreside and backside of its body slightly angled. The corners are trimmed and curved, giving it a softer impression that would appeal to a wider range of audience. The new simple look, with gloss finished PS family mark designed on the center of the top surface, will fit perfectly wherever it is placed.

PlayStation(R)4 (CUH-2000 series)

Product name
ColorJet Black
Product codeCUH-2000 series
MSRP500GB HDD: 29,980yen, US$299, EUEUR299 and ?259*1
1TB HDD: 34,980yen*1
Main ProcessorSingle-chip custom processor
CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon(TM) based graphics engine
MemoryGDDR5 8GB
Storage size*6500GB, 1TB
External dimensionsApprox. 265x39x288 mm (width x height x length)
(excludes largest projection)
MassApprox. 2.1 kg
BD/ DVD drive
(read only)
BD x 6 CAV
Input/ OutputSuper-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1) port x 2
AUX port x 1
NetworkingEthernet(10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)x1
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
PowerAC 100-240V, 50/60Hz


Power consumptionMax. 165W
Operating Temperature5 ?C – 35?C
AV outputHDMI(TM) out port (HDR output supported)

*1 Prices in North America and Japan exclude tax. Prices in Europe and UK include tax.
*2 The price of PS4 with 1TB HDD is 34,980yen.
*3 Release date and MSRP of the slimmer and lighter PS4 for Asian region will be announced separately.
*4 All PS4 will support HDR by the upcoming system software update.
*5 Title line-up differs by regions.
*6 The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated.

Jim Smale

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