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Sony wants you to spend money on hardware this Holiday Season

Posted on November 18, 2023 by Tyler Nienburg

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Sony is typically one of the most active among the three major game companies competing with Xbox and Nintendo, releasing a variety of new games. However, the holiday season of 2023 may not be remembered as a time for a packed games lineup for PlayStation, as Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is the only major first-party release from PlayStation Studios.

Holiday 2023 will rather be remembered as the time of new hardware releases from Sony as they’ve come out with the PlayStation Portal and the new PlayStation 5 slim design. In December, Sony will release the PlayStation Pulse Explore Wireless Earbuds and the Access controller.

Here’s a list of all the upcoming and already released new and updated PlayStation hardware:

PlayStation 5 Console – Slim

This is the new PlayStation 5 design that will eventually replace the original PS5 that came out in 2020. There is a physical edition with the disc drive and a digital edition with none.

Regular Cost – $499.99 USD

Storage: 1TB

Buy at PlayStation Direct

PlayStation Portal

The PlayStation Portal is a remote player for the PlayStation 5 where you can play your PS5 games on this handheld device, but you have to be near your console.

Price – $199.99 USD

Release Date – November 15, 2023

Buy at PlayStation Direct

PULSE Explore Wireless Earbuds

The Pulse Explore Wireless Earbuds is a new line of earbuds made for PlayStation 5. You’ll be able to connect these to your PlayStation Portal, PC, Mac, mobile devices and of course the PS5 console.

Price – $199.99 USD

Release Date – December 6, 2023

Pre-Order at PlayStation Direct

Access Controller

The PlayStation 5 Access Controller is a highly customizable controller kit for PS5 consoles and designed to help those with disabilities play games more comfortably, for longer. This is one of the super important products Sony will come out with this year bringing more options to gamers around the world.

Price – $89.99 USD

Release Date – December 6, 2023

Pre-Order at PlayStation Direct

As 2023 draws closer to a close these are all the main hardware that Sony will have released and it’s quite a handful. Despite the lack of games recently it’s clear Sony had a focus on improved hardware.

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