PS4 games work the same in Glacier White, but I want one anyway

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for alternate colors in electronics hardware. As a tech journalist and as a consumer, I always look forward to new versions of devices – even when a new version is only marked by its new external trappings. Sony's approach with the PlayStation has always been one of total disregard for early adopters when it comes to colorways in consoles, making the only way for a person who has a PS4 to get a new look for their PS4 to buy a new one – like this Glacier White version.

While pricing and exact availability at each retailer will need to be revealed by each retailer, we can see now that this console is just fabulous to behold. Its internal hardware won't be any different from the other thinner, smaller PlayStation 4 revealed quite recently, but on the outside – white. Sony calls this version "Glacier White" so you know it's extra special.

This extra-super-thin version of the PlayStation 4 joins the same-sized version already on the market in black. This is the first time the Dualshock 4 (PS4's main controller) will come in white, as well – at least straight from Sony, it will. This version is the 2nd iteration of the Dualshock 4, coming with a bit of a lively blue light strip at the head of the touchpad.

On the 24th of January, 2016, the Glacier White PS4 will be released to stores in the United States. This is the smaller version of the PS4, coming with a single edition (for now), with 500GB HD and a Glacier White Dualshock 4 controller. This smaller version of the PS4 has rounder edges than the original and has quite a bit smaller a footprint than its predecessor.

This move to a smaller footprint happened with the Xbox One, as well. Microsoft released an Xbox One S late last year – it too is far tinier than its predecessor. Have a peek at our Xbox One S review to see what it's all about.