PS5: New playstation design compared to Batman's ears and coffee machines

The console contrasts with the Xbox Series X, which has been compared to a fridge

Adam Smith
Friday 12 June 2020 09:29
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Ps5: Sony gives first look at Playstation 5

Sony has announced its next generation console, the PlayStation 5.

The company called the new console its “most striking design yet”, with a tall, white, curved tower.

One model has a disc drive, while the other does not.

It also comes with a host of accessories including a new camera, media remote, and special headphones.

However, many fans have already started making fun of the video game console’s new look.

On Twitter, users have already compared the PS5’s design to coffee machines and Wi-Fi routers.

Others have said that the small points at the end of the console are reminiscent of Batman’s ears.

Comparisons were also made to a duck’s bill, gaming chairs, and Barad-dûr or the Dark Tower – atop which the Eye of Sauron keeps watch over Middle-earth in the Lord of the Rings films.

As well as the new console, Sony announced a smattering of games that would be available. These include new Spider-Man and Resident Evil sequels, a new Ratchet and Clank game subtitled “Rift Apart”, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West (a sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn).

The PlayStation 5 is not unique in having its design ridiculed. The Xbox Series X, the competing console from Microsoft, has been compared to both a fridge, a brutalist skyscraper, and a trash can.

For both consoles, a number of details remain unannounced, including their respective prices.

Both have a release date of the “Holiday” period at the end of this year.

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