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European retailer MediaMarkt Saturn shows off unofficial renders of PlayStation 5

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MediaMarkt Saturn, a European retail conglomerate, released a video showing off renders of what it thinks the retail version of the PlayStation 5 will look like. Conjectures include wireless charging, controllers with full touchscreens, and complete backwards compatibility with all PlayStation consoles. Of course, these renders are just based on rumors and are unlikely to be reflective of the final product.

With the PlayStation 5 set for a Holiday 2020 release, it will probably be a while until we see what the retail model looks like. That hasn’t stopped MediaMarkt Saturn, a European retail chain, from making their own renders.

Before we proceed, please take these renders with the contents of an entire salt mine. The images released by MediaMarkt Saturn should be considered more of a fan concept and are in no way official.

However, MediaMarkt Saturn’s renders look raise some interesting points. There are two USB Type-C ports mounted on the front of the box, as well as a top-mounted wireless charging system for the DualShock 5 controllers. These controllers essentially look like DualShock 4 controllers with a massive touchscreen mounted in the middle. Lastly, the renders claim that the PlayStation 5 will be fully backward compatible with all games released on prior PlayStation versions. 

This last point is highly unlikely to happen based on the sheer amount of hardware that would be needed to support PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 games, and software emulation for those consoles hasn’t progressed to a viable state. However, the touchscreen-equipped controllers were rumored in the past, and the video makes claims that have largely been confirmed, such as the high-speed SSD and Zen-based components. 

Of course, this is probably not the PlayStation 5, but it is fun to see concepts and renders. It’s just odd that these renders come from an established European retail conglomerate. 

What would you like to see in the PlayStation 5? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sam Medley, 2019-11-14 (Update: 2019-11-15)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.