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Don't worry, it's just a devkit: New concept renders of the Sony PlayStation 5

Concept render of the Sony PlayStation 5 devkit. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
Concept render of the Sony PlayStation 5 devkit. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
A group of new Sony PlayStation 5 concept renders have been produced by LetsGoDigital based on the recently leaked devkit photo. The images show off the busy front panel and also include the “prototype” label and the huge ventilation grilles. It may not thrill expectant future PS5 owners, but it is quite stylized for a developer kit.

The reliable artists at LetsGoDigital have published some more renders of the Sony PlayStation 5 console (devkit) that have been updated thanks to the newly shared photo of what is believed to be an actual PS5 devkit. Those who are not too happy about the rather chunky and unwieldy look should not worry too much though, as it is more than likely that Sony will soon be concentrating on streamlining the console before it reaches the market. However, for a devkit, it actually looks quite stylish – console devkits are often non-descript boxes.

The front panel of the PS5 devkit is occupied by numerous ports, buttons, and LED indicators. On the left we can see “On Standby”, “Reset”, “Eject”, “System Init”, and “Network Init” above the optical disc drive. Above those is a series of lights numbered from 7 down to 0, and then there is the “Prototype 1 not for sale” label. The right-hand side is bristling with USB ports and what could either be a power button or a camera lens.

It’s not a beautiful beast, and if Sony brought out the actual finished PS5 looking like this devkit it could possibly be considered an act of commercial suicide. Although it’s well known that the PlayStation 5 will be packed full of incredible hardware that’s so powerful the devkit needs a highly visible dedicated cooling system, there will still be many who will choose a console that “looks” the best. Games may be the foremost reason for selecting a particular device, but console aesthetics also play a big part in the final purchase decision.

PS5 devkit render. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
PS5 devkit render. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
PS5 devkit render. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
PS5 devkit render. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
PS5 devkit render. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
PS5 devkit render. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
PS5 devkit render. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
PS5 devkit render. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
Alleged PS5 devkit. (Image source: ZONEofTECH)
Alleged PS5 devkit. (Image source: ZONEofTECH)

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LetsGoDigital (in Dutch)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-10-21 (Update: 2019-10-21)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.