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This Slim PS5 Looks Great, But There's a Catch
Launched back in November 2020, the PlayStation 5 is notoriously massive and literally towers over every other console on the market, so naturally many gamers eagerly look forward to a “Slim” model. However, Sony has historically released its Slim consoles around three years into a system’s life cycle — and the wait has proved unbearable for one innovative YouTuber.
On June 19, 2022, YouTuber DIY Perks uploaded a fun video showcasing “the world's first PlayStation 5 Slim.” Known for his unique PS5 builds, DIY Perks reimagined the system, resulting in a version the size of a DVD case, with better performance than the original console and a 45 percent drop in memory temperature.
However, the months of work and the amount of money thrown at this project make it a hard build to replicate. Additionally, the external power supply needs a lot of breathing space away from the PS5 to prevent the console from melting — something DIY Builds learned the hard way. Still, it's cool to see a functional alternative to the clunky oversized PS5.