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PlayStation 5 news: Fan-made heat sink render offers final design clues; no, GamesRadar didn't just leak the console; new PS5 revelation rumored for next week

The PS5 could be a "stack console" similar in form to the PS4. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Snoreyn)
The PS5 could be a "stack console" similar in form to the PS4. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Snoreyn)
Fan-made renders based on what is believed to be a patent for the PlayStation 5’s heat sink has led some to believe the console may emulate the PS4 in design. A brief glimpse of a “PS5” in a video from GamesRadar temporarily had fans in a flap. A Norwegian media outlet has claimed that something new about the next-gen console will be revealed next week.
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There’s no shortage of PlayStation 5-related news lately, although we are still waiting for Sony to reveal more than the somewhat impressive DualSense controller. A patent application from Sony was recently published that shows technical drawings for a heat sink, which fans have presumed will end up belonging to the PS5. Regardless of whether it is actually a heat sink for the console or not, new fan-made renders by u/nemesis_scale have still led to some discussion of what final design could be implied from the vital component’s appearance (see images below).

While some joked “pyramid”, others have reasoned that the PS5 final design could resemble the PS4 in that it would be stackable and leave a sloping edge when units are placed on top of each other. This would rule out numerous other suggested design forms, such as the tower, cube, and even the potty.

It was believed for a while that GamesRadar had actually leaked the PS5 console itself in a trailer for the Future Games Show. Right at the beginning of the clip (2-3 seconds in) there is a brief glimpse of a device, which just seems to tease the top of the PS5 logo on the right-hand side before moving on to the next segment. Unfortunately, it’s not the real deal. The “console” on show is actually an artistic concept render of the PS5 and not an accidental look at the device's final design.

It’s still not known when Sony will let the world see its next-gen console, but the Norwegian website for the Gamereactor network has stated that there will be some exciting news coming next week in regard to both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. We are already expecting a games-related event coming from Microsoft soon, but could Sony finally be willing to offer up some concrete dates or details relating to the PS5 console? Perhaps May 5 could be the right date for the company to consider sharing some secrets: The fifth day of the fifth month for the fifth PlayStation.

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PS5 artistic concept. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Snoreyn)
PS5 artistic concept. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Snoreyn)
PS5 artistic concept. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Snoreyn)
PS5 artistic concept. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Snoreyn)
Fan-made heat sink renders based on patent drawings. (Image source: EDSON. C - u/nemesis_scale
Fan-made heat sink renders based on patent drawings. (Image source: EDSON. C - u/nemesis_scale

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Reddit (1/2/3/4)

YouTube

Gamereactor (in Norwegian)

USPTO

WIPO

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-04-25 (Update: 2020-09-30)
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.