Sony has a pattern of introducing a smaller version of its PlayStation consoles a few years after they first hit the market. The PlayStation 5, which was released in 2020 and is now a couple of years old, is also due for a refresh. A YouTuber, however, appears to have beaten Sony to the punch by building his own DIY PlayStation 5 ‘Slim’. He’s slimmed down the console to only 1.9cm in thickness. In comparison, the PS5’s original thickness is 10.4cm. Of course, there are some limitations, the most significant of which are cost and electricity.
Mattew Perks of the DIY Perks YouTube channel has succeeded in his endeavour to make the “world’s first PlayStation 5 Slim.” The PS5 is Sony’s largest gaming system to date, measuring 392610.4cm in length. Perks’ first mission was to dismantle the console and remove any components that may be replaced with thinner alternatives. He had to take out the majority of the steel shrouding and the CPU heatsink, which was unsurprising. He then added an unique water-channeling cooling system composed of copper sheets, which he claimed cost $240 per sheet (roughly Rs. 19,000). The PS5 is priced at $499 (Rs. 49,990).
Perks’ next task was to cut the PS5’s thickness by removing the bulky internal power supply. He then replaced it with an external power brick, which was, to say the least, an elegant solution. Sony’s PS4 Slim is equipped with an internal power supply. However, it considerably improves the aesthetic appeal of the new PS5 ‘Slim’ system in my opinion. Finally, all of the necessary components were crammed into a 1.9cm thin copper box
During monthly restocks, the original PS5 can be purchased from prominent online and retail outlets. In fact, one of them occurred on Tuesday. Sony has yet to announce an official PS5 Slim. Yet.