PS5 teardown gives detailed look at next-gen console

PlayStation engineer Yasuhiro Ootori revealed all the PS5’s inside elements.

PlayStation/Screenshot by Sean Keane/PJDM

With the PS5‘s Nov. 12 launch simply weeks away, Sony tantalized us with a detailed take a look at its next-gen console on Wednesday. In a teardown video, PlayStation engineer Yasuhiro Ootori highlighted the huge PS5’s exterior earlier than pulling it aside in a beautiful, PS5-white room.

Since Ootori speaks Japanese as he explains every a part of the console, you could wish to activate closed captions for this video. 

“We felt it was inevitable to make a generational leap by way of efficiency in an effort to ship a brand new, next-generation gaming expertise,” Sony’s Masayasu Ito wrote in an accompanying weblog put up. “Nevertheless, to take action, we needed to steadiness each side of the system, from specializing in decreasing the noise stage to enhancing the cooling capability, greater than ever earlier than.”

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Each Ootori and Ito emphasised the console’s relative quietness in comparison with the infamously loud PS4. There are three USB Kind-A ports (one on the entrance and two of the again) and one Kind-C port on the entrance. Ootori additionally highlighted the air vents on the machine’s entrance and the exhaust port stretched throughout its “complete rear aspect,” earlier than opening it up and taking a look at every element.

The mannequin he examined was the dearer $500 one, which incorporates an optical drive. In the event you’re not interested in bodily media, there is a $400 digital-only mannequin.

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