While details regarding the PS5 has made its way out a few days ago thanks to Japanese content creators, Sony has now released an official PS5 teardown of the hardware!
In the video below, EVP, Hardware Engineering and Operation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Masayasu Ito takes off the PS5’s outer shell piece by piece until we see the innards. We see the heatsink, SSD slot and more. And yes, it is really a massive console.
According to Sony, the PS5 has been in development since 2015. You can read an excerpt of the message Sony has for fans regardng the PS5 below.
Our team values a well thought out, beautifully designed architecture. Inside the console is an internal structure looking neat and tidy, which means that there aren’t any unnecessary components and the design is efficient. As a result, we’re able to achieve our goal of creating a product with a high degree of perfection and quality.
In this teardown video of the PS5 console, you will be able to see how we have thoughtfully integrated our technology into this console.
We felt it was inevitable to make a generational leap in terms of performance in order to deliver a new, next-generation gaming experience. However, to do so, we had to balance every aspect of the system, from focusing on reducing the noise level to enhancing the cooling capacity, more than ever before.
We’ve also highlighted the mechanism in the video below that we’ve incorporated into the PS5 console to make the operating sounds even quieter. After an extensive and complex trial and error process, we were pleased with the end result and I can not wait for our fans to get their hands on the PS5 console and “hear” it for themselves.
It does seem like a complicated piece of hardware, and I don’t have any intention of tearing it down like this especially after seeing how massive and complicated things are.
In other PS5 news, early reports state that the console fan is quiet which should please PS4 gamers. For those in Asia, the X button will be your new “confirm” button starting with the PS5! Read on for the explanation of that here.