Sony posted a teardown video on the PlayStation Blog and it shows off the PS5 in more detail than ever before
An official teardown video of the PlayStation 5 has been unleashed on the world ahead of the console’s Nov. 12 release.
The video features Yasuhiro Ootori, vice president of the mechanical design department for Sony Interactive Entertainment, as he takes apart the console piece by piece.
His Japanese commentary is accompanied by English subtitles where Ootori talks about the system’s specs, its design development process and its features, including liquid cooling, an expandable memory bay and a stand that can be adjusted for vertical or horizontal display of the console.
The stand even has an opening to store the screw that is used to attach it for veridical display while in horizontal mode.
According to the post for the video on the PlayStation Blog by Executive Vice President of Hardware Engineering and Operation for Sony Interactive Entertainment Masayasu Ito, the system’s conceptualization began in 2015, just two years after the launch of the PlayStation 4.
“Our team values a well thought out, beautifully designed architecture,” Ito wrote in the blog post. “Inside the console is an internal structure looking neat and tidy, which means that there aren’t any unnecessary components and the design is efficient. As a result, we’re able to achieve our goal of creating a product with a high degree of perfection and quality.”
In the video, Ootori shows how the white top and bottom panels were designed to be removed easily by the console’s owner, which has led some to speculate that there will be replacement panels sold to customize the console. That could be an efficient way to allow gamers to customize their systems without having to buy multiple special edition consoles like with previous systems.
The console also features openings under these panels for vacuuming out dust.
Some fans have criticized the size of the console, so it’s interesting to see the dimensions of the upcoming system on display in a way that makes it a bit more clear just how big it’ll actually be.
“Although we have faced unprecedented challenges this year with many of us working remotely from home throughout the world, we are pleased to be able to deliver a new transformative experience to you with PS5 this November,” Ito said in the post.
It’s important to note that Sony stressed in the video and PlayStation Blog post that not only does opening your console in the way shown in the video void your warranty, it can also cause electrical shock or other damage to your or your surroundings.