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