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PS5 devkit provokes divisive nostalgia trip as it turns up alongside Xbox Project Scorpio machine in video clip

The PS5 devkit started appearing in leaked images in late 2019. (Image source: @dingusprime/SlashGear - edited)
The PS5 devkit started appearing in leaked images in late 2019. (Image source: @dingusprime/SlashGear - edited)
A PS5 devkit in action has appeared in a TikTok video clip, and it has even been joined by what looks like an Xbox One X/Project Scorpio devkit. There have been many real-life images of the PS5 devkit leaked at various points, but this is arguably a first video look at a working machine. Commenters have been praising and lamenting the design in equal measure.

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Update: The video now seems to have been removed from TikTok but can still be found on image-hosting sites and Twitter.

Original story:

It seems safe to say that Sony surprised just about everyone when the PlayStation 5’s retail design was finally unveiled. There had been plenty of leaked images of the PS5 devkit beforehand that had helped concept creators come up with their own designs for the end product, with some of them receiving broad approval among gamers. The PS5 is a unique-looking console, but Sony’s plan in regard to design should have been guessed at earlier just by looking at the devkit.

Normally, console devkits are pretty much non-descript boxes that look very little like the final product. Just like the PS5 devkit looked nothing like the retail PS5 it also didn’t resemble any other devkit that had gone before it. Such was its radical design that many fans were hoping Sony would produce the PS5 in that image. There are no secrets about the PS5 devkit revealed in this TikTok video, which is embedded in a Twitter post below, and it is happily nestled next to what appears to be an Xbox One X/S devkit.

There is a seemingly barbed comment in the video clip about the PS5 devkit being a “space heater”, although this could be aimed at either the design or its heat emissions…or both. As we now know, the PS5 has a thorough cooling system that looks nothing like the multiple fins sported by the PS5 devkit. Comments about the video have included those bemoaning the fact that Sony didn’t choose this V-shaped design for the final PS5 while others have dismissed it as “ugly” and “forgettable”. The PS5 devkit's design remains as divisive and different as ever.

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PS5/PS5 devkit. (Image source: Sony/@wellgamer161)
PS5/PS5 devkit. (Image source: Sony/@wellgamer161)
PS5 devkit. (Image source: TikTok/@dingusprime)
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PS5 devkit. (Image source: TikTok/@dingusprime)
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PS5 devkit. (Image source: TikTok/@dingusprime)
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PS5 devkit. (Image source: TikTok/@dingusprime)
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PS5 devkit. (Image source: TikTok/@dingusprime)
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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.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-06-19 (Update: 2021-06-19)