Sony revealed the hardware design of the PlayStation5 (PS5) during the PS5 live event. The PS5 console includes a white-and-black design to match the new controller that will be included in the box. At the launch, they offered two options: a PlayStation5 console with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and a PlayStation5 Digital Edition without a disc drive. The PS5 gameplay experience will be the same, so the choice is all yours.
The PS5 stands vertically and will include two versions: one with a 4K Blu-ray drive and a pure Digital Edition. The PS5 variant without the optical drive looks substantially thinner than the regular model, thanks to the removal of the drive. The removal of the drive should mean the Digital Edition of the PS5 is cheaper, too, but Sony hasn’t mentioned pricing just yet. Sony simply revealed the design during its live stream, but the company hasn’t provided any firm release date or exact pricing for either variant of the PS5.
The PS5 can be placed vertically or horizontally underneath a TV or monitor. Sony has built a stand that works for either orientation, and the company is using what looks like a slightly different stand for the Digital Edition of the PS5. The top of the PS5 unit also appears to include vents for heat dissipation, with USB-A and USB-C ports at the front.
Sony has also created a number of accessories for the PS5, including a DualSense charging station, a new HD camera, a Pulse 3D wireless headset, and a media remote. Sony has not yet announced pricing for any of its accessories, or whether they will all launch alongside the new PS5 consoles. Sony’s PS5 hardware design reveal comes months after Microsoft revealed the PC-like look of its next-gen console, the Xbox Series X, all the way back in December 2019.