Sony finally unveiled the design of the Playstation 5 last night and let’s just say it… stands out. It will fit right in next to your TV or desk because it basically looks like a Sky box or router and not exactly the sort of sleek, futuristic design people were expecting.
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I’m sure it won’t actually put anyone off buying the console, but of course the memes have been flying in hot and heavy ever since the big reveal:
Unlucky lads; got the ps5 already ♂️ pic.twitter.com/neEVEgks7S
— Martin Davis (@GGhandi_) June 11, 2020
the ps5 looks like a new expensive campus performing arts center that replaced three academic arts departments and cost $60 million dollars pic.twitter.com/mLwL921kRs
— but then a strange thing happened (@matthiasellis) June 11, 2020
The P in PS5 stands for Pope pic.twitter.com/4S3zJ8NRLZ
— Drago_the dragon breaker (@70_drago) June 11, 2020
— (@xGrizzly__) June 11, 2020
Move over Switchdog! We have the PS5Duck now! pic.twitter.com/u5gpbpLWYh
— Mig (@wtfmig) June 11, 2020
— Alejandro Bielsa (@Vontadeh) June 11, 2020
You know I had to do this pic.twitter.com/p7mp8jupwR
— Goupons enthusiast (@uncooldana) June 11, 2020
— The Real One (@WWEREALONE) June 11, 2020
— Abdi (@_Shuuuush) June 11, 2020
PS5 Slim pic.twitter.com/VaKCbm5PBE
— TheLBallDev (@TheLBall) June 11, 2020
dont @ me pic.twitter.com/TxFts4BDJM
— nilay patel (@reckless) June 11, 2020
KSI had a good laugh about the design as well:
The PS5. IM DEAD pic.twitter.com/EiQ8SF5L1C
— KSI (@KSI) June 11, 2020
I’m crying LMFAOOOOO pic.twitter.com/5r6YL8qppy
— AIRSTEVEJOBS (@AIRSTEVEJOBS) June 11, 2020
Good thing the console’s aesthetic is probably the least important element so long as the machine is powerful and the games are good.
In fact upon launch the PS5 will arrive in two forms: a console with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and a Digital-only Edition without a disc drive (which has got to have CEX and other game-trading shops pooping their pants a little bit). Both machines will perform the same:
As for game announcements – there’s a Spiderman game coming and an ‘expanded and enhanced edition’ of GTA V was confirmed. I know that game was amazing on the PS4 but I’m sure most people were probably hoping for a new GTA game for the PS5, so that’s a bit lame.
Other confirmed titles coming in 2021 include Hitman 3, NBA 2k21, Resident Evil, Ghostwire:Tokyo, Godfall, Project Athia, and perhaps the most highly-anticipated game of all – ‘Stray’, featuring a cat protagonist:
Take my money.
For a closer look at the PS5’s mind-blowing gameplay technology, click HERE.