The console will be massive.
Everyone’s gearing up for the release of the PlayStation 5 next month, and while we all wait in anticipation, Sony has just released a detailed look at the insides of the PS5, including a look at just how big this console is.
Sony’s VP of Mechanical Design Yasuhiro Oootri gave us a peek at the new console, where we finally got a good look at its size, which can indicate that you may need to allow some space for it to fit in your entertainment center or wherever you decide to put it.
The PS5 will be significantly bigger than the PS4, measuring 104mm x 390mm x 260mm (WHD) and will support a variety of input ports. This includes the 10Gbps USB-C port and the 480Mbps USB 2.0 port on the front, with two additional USB 3.1 ports at the back. Along with that, there’s also a Gigabit Ethernet port plus a single HDMI port. For connectivity, you’re getting Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1
As the teardown continues, it is revealed that the two side panels that cover the main unit of the PS5 can be easily detached, which could mean that these side panels can be customizable and can be changed by the user. On the inside, there is also an accessible M.2 slot, allowing you to easily upgrade the PS4’s storage.
A large fan is also seen, which takes in air to facilitate cooling, considering that PS5 will be providing 10.3TLOPS of computing power. The teardown also showed what the AMD Ryzen CPU and AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based GPU looks like. What’s surprising is the rather large heatsink that’s almost as big as the console. I don’t mind the size, as long as it runs quietly compared to the PS4.
Overall, it does look like the PS5 will have an easy reparability, just in case something happens. The PS5 will release on November 12th in the US and select markets and on November 19th in the UAE and the rest of the world.