Posted June 12, 2020 by Andrew Cathie in Feature

PlayStation 5 Console Revealed – Both Physical And Digital Editions

PlayStation 5 Console
PlayStation 5 Console

The PlayStation games showcase has just completed, with an absolute bounty of brand-new games being shown off the first time. We knew going in that details on anything but games were likely to be sparse, but with talk of the PlayStation 5 console beginning mass production in the near future, it was expected that we may get a glimpse of the console itself. The theory is that it would be to avoid having the PlayStation 5 console design leaked prior to the official reveal, but no matter the reason, we did indeed get our first look at the console, along with the reveal of an all-digital version of it.

‘While there are some slight differences in the look of each model, for the overall design, we wanted to deliver a console that’s bold, stunning, and unlike any previous generation of PlayStation,’ said Sid Shuman on the design of the PlayStation 5 in a PlayStation Blog post.

There’s no doubt that the PlayStation 5 console design is unique and striking, with a combination of curves and straight lines that we certainly weren’t expecting. We’re definitely happy to see the world of console design going back to the crazy world of the past, eschewing minimalist industrial design principles. It might take some getting used to, but hey, it’s certainly memorable.

Along with the reveal of the console itself, we also got confirmation that two different versions of it will be released. There’s the traditional PlayStation 5, which has an Ultra HD disc drive and is noticeably chunky around the bottom, but there’s also a digital-only edition. The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition removes the disc drive, resulting in a more slim-line console design. Theoretically, the Digital Edition of the console will be cheaper than the regular version, but without confirmation on that we can’t know for sure.

We still don’t have a release date or a price for the PlayStation 5, but at least now we know what it looks like! While we wait for more details, check out our summary of this morning’s game showcase here.

Andrew Cathie

Rocket Chainsaw's premier Fantasy-loving Editor. I basically play anything and everything that looks like it could be fun or interesting.