Sony finally released the PlayStation 5 console design and left most people confused or dissatisfied but for me I am really fond of the design. For the longest I think Sony has lacked in the creativity area for their consoles and haven’t taken enough design risk or jumped out of the box. Even the Xbox Series X in my opinion is playing it safe with what is essentially a miniAtx style PC Gaming Case and even though it is somewhat appealing I think the design team could have been a little more creative. So, What exactly have people been saying and what do I really think of the PlayStation5 final design?
What does the PlayStation 5 look like?
Well here goes the PlayStation 5 console design for the All Digital and Blue-ray edition of the PlayStation 5. There have been so many people on the internet that seem dissatisfied with the design or even completely hate it.
“I’m not a huge fan, I don’t hate it out right, it’s just a little two loud for me and it looks very much like some type of an over the top gaming router”Kevin Kenson
“Initial impressions are not great to how that looks I’ll be honest”Spawn Wave
“Wow, Wow what is that? What is that? what is that what the heck is that? What is that? Is it wo, It looks like an android! Is so futuristic looking… It has fins… Why does it look like a fan? That is so strange… That is such a weird design!Wood from Beatemups!
“I think the console looks fine… Like I Said on social media I don’t care if the console looks like a flesh light! If it works properly, has awesome games it could be a replica of my ass cheeks where you put the disk between the butt cheeks, the hairy butt cheeks if it works and plays the 4k Blue-rays just fine and the game play just fine I’ll be OK with it.”Rich from Reviewtechusa
As you can see for every four opinions, three are negative and those who embraced the design are the minority. The percentage is a gestimate on my part but it definitely seems that way!
The PlayStation 5 memes are a plenty!
I can see it, it does have that structure design… I’ve aslo seen a meme of it as a building (hotel or office) on a beach and yes I can see the resemblance.
Y’all Getting Triggered By My Ps5 Memes?!! Lol Where Were You Making Jokes About Xbox Series X fridge Trash Can jokes ?! I’ll Keep Em Comin Today. pic.twitter.com/IaCGbDeWdj— ??HazzadorGamin?? (@HazzadorGamin) June 11, 2020
Now that is quite hilarious and it’s not far from the truth because the PlayStation 5 is no small console. The console is quite large and we will get into a comparison later in the post.
So, what’s my opinion on the design?
Personally, I like the design and I find it creative. For awhile now PlayStation has been my least favorite design consoles when compared to what Microsoft is putting out and yes also the big VCR looking Xbox one’s original design. I think the design of the PlayStation three was, let me guess disgusting and the PlayStation 4 Pro wasn’t much better.
PlayStation’s design team finally decided to take a risk, think out of the box and be a little creative with the design. Now some people like Kevin Kenson mentioned it looked like a gaming router and it does but one cool looking gaming router in my opinion. Personally, I think it looks like something Alienware would have designed and I think PlayStation’s design team was going for a PC gaming tower look. There is no mystery that consoles have been trying to close the gap between console gaming and PC gaming for years. With the specs of these new consoles they are getting close and both consoles look like PC gaming Towers.
PlayStation 5 Console Design Dislikes…
Now there has to be something that I dislike about the PlayStation 5 final design, right and the answer to that would be yes. First I am not to fond of the points at the top that the white outer shell comes to. it does look a little strange but I’m sure it has something to do with pulling air into the system because the vents that appear to be on the majority of the side of the inner black part of the console.
I do agree with Spawn Wave that the all digital looks more symmetrical and it’s my favorite of the two designs. It would have looked a ton better if the Blue-ray drive could have some how been in the center of the console instead of the outer part. Maybe they could have made the center black part of the console a little bigger on the Blue-ray edition to accommodate the disk drive and possible put it at the top like some smaller PC cases do.
Now here is my second small but on the other hand big issue with the PlayStation 5 and that is the size. If this comparison from thegamespot.com is accurate the PlayStation 5 is massive compared to past PlayStation consoles and it’s competitor the Xbox Series X. How is this going to look near my TV? Will it fit on the shelf of my TV Stand or will it have to go on a computer desk?
Final Thoughts on the PlayStation Five design…
As I said I think the PlayStation 5 console design is creative and striking. It reminds me of something Alienware would have design for their gaming PCs and if it was being released by them I think the overall feelings would be different. Now I do agree the Blue-ray drive hanging out the side is a little off putting and kind of throws the design off but even with that said I still rather love the design. PlayStation has though out of the box with this one and did a good job of making it hard to determine whether this is a console or PC.
I personally commend them for integrating the cooling methods into the design with points at the top that come outward which more then likely pull air into the vents around the outer top black part of the console. If anything the cooling on the PlayStation five is going to be better then it’s predecessor the PlayStation 4!
Didn’t touch much on the color above but I like the color scheme that they went with but I have always been partial to white consoles and I think the two tone color scheme will stand out on my TV stand amongst all my consoles. It will be interesting to see what special editions they release and what they will looks like. I have already seen someone on Instragram design a Spider Man one and it looked amazing.
New PlayStation 5 Release Date
After reading this you might be asking you shelf when is the official New PlayStation 5 release date and unfortunately there is no specific PlayStation 5 release date but Sony announced it will be Holiday 2020 so if I had to get sometime around October or November to gain hype and allow people of change to get a hold of one for the Christmas Holiday.
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