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Here’s your first look at the PlayStation 5 console

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It’s official! This is what the Sony PlayStation 5 will look like:

Sony will release the PS5 in two flavours: A regular edition with a Blu-Ray disc drive, and a console that focuses purely on digital delivery.

As a reminder, here’s a look at what this bad boy is packing inside:

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
  • Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
  • Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
  • External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

Last Updated: June 11, 2020

36 Comments

  1. That’s the sexiest console to have ever existed. Wow.

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    • MechMachine

      June 12, 2020 at 15:06

      It will forever be known as the Taco !

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  2. SagatatiaRZA

    June 12, 2020 at 02:11

    LOVE the NVMe slot. Great idea. And I like the design too. But for the first time since the psone I might not get it on launch. My PC has similar specs and the games they revealed did nothing for me. Then again, Spiderman!

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  3. Pieter Kruger

    June 12, 2020 at 02:31

  4. Pieter Kruger

    June 12, 2020 at 02:31

    • HairyEwok

      June 12, 2020 at 08:38

      Well it was said it’ll be a chonky console.

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      • Pieter Kruger

        June 12, 2020 at 08:43

        • HairyEwok

          June 12, 2020 at 10:51

          Ehhh still not quite there where a PC tower is. Unless we compare it to the alienware builds.

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          • Pieter Kruger

            June 12, 2020 at 11:33

            PS5 is touching the 0.5m height it seems like, making any PC tower look like a power brick or something?….good luck to anyone trying to go out and buy that without a code 10 drivers license…

          • Mark Treloar

            June 12, 2020 at 14:59

            It may not be the prettiest console but at least it doesn’t look like a Doos

          • Pieter Kruger

            June 12, 2020 at 15:14

            At least it will fit on a TV unit…??

        • RinceThis

          June 12, 2020 at 10:20

          What’s that black brick standing next to the very notable PS5? https://media.giphy.com/media/n1vRXpy8V8oyk/giphy.gif

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          • Pieter Kruger

            June 12, 2020 at 11:33

            That is the worlds most powerful gaming console come next gen, more power, smaller and same price or cheaper maybe? Gonna be an awesome generation!?

          • Stoompot

            June 19, 2020 at 04:09

            Wow, all you ever do is shit talk playstation

  5. Seeker

    June 11, 2020 at 23:33

    What a beauty.

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  6. BradeLunner

    June 12, 2020 at 00:23

    Looks like a Jedi Stormtrooper, I dig it. Hope I don’t have to keep it vertical though

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  7. Seeker

    June 12, 2020 at 00:38

    Someone mentioned that it looks like a wifi router. Now I can’t unsee it.

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  8. Kenn Gibson

    June 12, 2020 at 02:11

    Yeah that is beautiful!

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  9. kiekers

    June 12, 2020 at 06:54

    Going to be honest, I’m not overly impressed with the design of the console. But it is mainly to do with the pointy bits at the top. Also, will we not be able to lay it flat, as I dont really have the vertical space to put it. But the games look great (especially spiderman)

    Not that I’m planning on getting it within the first year even. Die prys gaan ons laat hoes XD

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  10. LegionZA

    June 12, 2020 at 07:38

    I like it, kinda looks like it has a subtle throwback to the PS3 a bit. Those controllers are still dope

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  11. Iskape

    June 12, 2020 at 07:52

    It’s more attractive than the Xbox, that’s for sure, but I am still committed to getting MS’s console first before I get the PS5. I’ll most probably land up with both by the end of the generation.

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    • Seeker

      June 12, 2020 at 07:52

      I think gamepass is a very good value proposition for Xbox. I’ll only get the PS5 later on when the slim version comes out.

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  12. Llama In The Rift

    June 12, 2020 at 08:05

    Much better then the Dev kit, now we only need pricing info to start saving.

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    • Pieter Kruger

      June 12, 2020 at 09:28

      You haven’t started yet….????

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  13. CrAiGiSh

    June 12, 2020 at 08:43

    Very good live event and reveal.

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  14. RinceThis

    June 12, 2020 at 10:13

  15. kiekers

    June 12, 2020 at 06:54

    Going to be honest, I’m not overly impressed with the design of the console. But it is mainly to do with the pointy bits at the top. Also, will we not be able to lay it flat, as I dont really have the vertical space to put it. But the games look great (especially spiderman)

    Not that I’m planning on getting it within the first year even. Die prys gaan ons laat hoes XD

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      June 12, 2020 at 07:52

      You can lay it flat. I had the same concern, but they actually showed off pics of it laying down horizontally. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0d5dccde33975a311341b0f72ea24bdace3401df049a4cab2aa3c0968c335507.jpg

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      • Iskape

        June 12, 2020 at 08:05

        Does it look like it’s got a mat finish or gloss. The black looks gloss. I’m not sure about the white parts. Unless they make the console from hard plastic that doesn’t scratch easy, I’ve never been a fan of gloss finishes!

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        • HairyEwok

          June 12, 2020 at 08:38

          I would say the black is semi-gloss, almost like a brushed metal look with the white being totally matte.

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      • Tbone187

        June 12, 2020 at 08:19

        Just as well…those vents are properly exposed to dust when standing up I’d think.

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      • kiekers

        June 12, 2020 at 16:10

        This looks a little bit better. But I like the xbox design more tbh. Can’t complain about the games though, they pretty much all look like a lot of fun, which in the end is what it is all about. Especially Spiderman

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  16. Name

    June 13, 2020 at 19:21

    The live event literally broke the Internet. Cannot wait to get this bad boi in my lounge.

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