PS5: Sony takes PlayStation 5 to bits in new video

Andrew Griffin
Wednesday 07 October 2020 15:44
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Sony has taken apart a PlayStation 5 in a new video.

The company said that the teardown represented an opportunity to get “a sneak peek at the console’s interior” ahead of the release date next month.

It focuses particularly on the cooling capabilities of the console, claiming that despite the vastly improved performance it will still be able to run as quiet and as cold as its predecessor.

Early hands-on impressions from reviewers in Japan have suggested that is the case, with a number of early reviews suggesting that it really does run quiet and cool as claimed.

Those same reviews also suggested that the console is very large. The full scale of the console can be seen in the video – in addition to the teardown revealing what Sony has done with all of the extra space inside.

The video came with a warning that anybody watching should not attempt to tear apart their own console.

“Do not try this at home," it read. "Risk of exposure to laser radiation, electric shock, or other injury. Disassembling your PS5 console will invalidate your manufacturer’s guarantee.”

The PS5 is due to be released on 12 November in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. The rest of the world will get it a week later, on 19 November.

It will cost $499.99, the same in euros, £449.99 or ¥49,980. The digital edition, which is the same but does not come with a disc drive, costs $399, the same in euros, £359.99 or ¥39,980.

Fans have struggled to actually get hold of the new console, with Sony being forced to apologise amid a chaotic pre-order process that saw it available earlier than expected and selling out at all retailers very quickly.

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