PS5 Console Design and Digital Edition Console Revealed

We finally know what the PS5 looks like! There will be two editions of the console at launch, plus a few peripherals. Here's all of the info!

PS5 Console Design
Photo: Sony

We finally know what the PlayStation 5 looks like, and it’s unlike any Sony console we’ve ever seen in the past. In fact, it’s not quite like any console released. You can see a picture of the console above.

As many guessed after the reveal of the DualSense controller earlier this year, the console has a white shell — a first for PlayStation — with black insides and blue lighting. The PS5 also boasts a curved design, which greatly differs from the Xbox Series X’s more blocky appearance. Before you ask, yes, the PS5 can both stand and lie flat, so you can set it up based on your needs and space.

The PS5 will ship this holiday with two models. There’s a standard version of the console that comes with a Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive as well as a disc-less Digital Edition for players who prefer to download games digitally as opposed to buying physical discs.

“The PS5 gameplay experience will be the same, so the choice is all yours,” said Sony in a blog post. “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.”

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Sony did not share the exact release date of the console or the price, two key details that fans had hoped to get clarity on during the June reveal event. It seems that Sony will continue to play things close to the chest when it comes to just how much the console is going to cost consumers.

Check out the reveal trailer for the console below to get a more detailed look at the hardware:

Both consoles will have USB and USB-C ports in the front and come with quite a few interesting peripherals, which were also unveiled during the presentation. There’s an HD Camera, a charging station for two controllers, a headset that supports 3D audio, and a media remote with a built-in microphone.

You can check out the whole family of PS5 consoles and peripherals in the picture below:

PS5 Console and Peripherals

And here’s what the PS5 looks like on its side:

PlayStation 5 sideview

Sony previously unveiled the specs for the console, boasting about the powerful SSD that many developers and industry insiders have said will revolutionize the way we play. The component is allegedly so fast that it will virtually eliminate load times and allow developers to create even more immersive worlds with little buffer between one area and the next.

If you haven’t seen them already, here’s a breakdown of the major PS5 specs you need to know about:

CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
GPU: Architecture Custom RDNA 2
Memory: 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
Memory Bandwidth: 448GB/s
Storage: 825GB SSD
IO Throughput: 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot
External Storage: USB HDD Support
Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

In our analysis of both consoles’ specs, we determined that the Xbox Series X is slightly more powerful than the PS5. But when it comes to the battle of aesthetics, we dare say that PS5 is the more eye-pleasing next-gen console. This will surely be a debate fans on both sides will have for the coming months.

If it’s the games you’re interested in, we have a full list of the confirmed games coming to PS5.