We know that the PS5 is pretty large, but you don’t realise just how large until you see it against a person’s torso. Just look at this big monster machine.
Yasuhiro Ootori, head of Sony’s mechanical design for the PS5, says the console is designed to use the entire rear to push out air. The teardown reveals a massive cooling fan, two dust catchers, where you will put that extra storage M.2 (you know you will need it sooner rather than later) and more.
What is nice about the teardown is it shows how the machine has been designed to be repaired and serviced easily. Too often products are built to require patented tools and specialist equipment to even open them to check for a problem.
The PS5 has been built to run quietly, something that will be a blessing to anyone that has heard a PS4 running full tilt on a warm day. “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,” says Masayasu Ito, head of hardware engineering and operation.