Newer PlayStation 5 consoles come with a smaller, lighter heatsink

Sony has quietly switched the launch PlayStation 5 console with a revised model that features some notable changes. The biggest of these changes is that the heatsink is now considerably smaller than the previous one.

The change was first noted by YouTuber Austin Evans, who ordered this particular model from Japan, where the revised model is now starting to show up in stores, along with Australia, and some parts of the US.

In his teardown, Evans noted several minor changes, including a new screw for the stand that is designed to be easy to turn with just your fingers, and some…