Say Hello To Sony’s PlayStation 5. Oh, And PS5 Digital Edition
After months of waiting and wondering, we now know what the PS5 will look like. After a lengthy YouTube stream showing off the games that we can look forward to, Sony dropped the biggest bombshell of all – a look at the PS5 for the first time.
Or to be more accurate, both PS5 consoles.
That’s because there will also be a PS5 digital edition to go along with the standard model. One will ship with a 4K Blu-ray drive as expected, while the other will do away with it completely. This is the first time Sony has gone all-digital and it’s doing it from day one.
The loss of the Blu-ray drive should make for a reduction in price as well, but Sony isn’t telling us anything about pricing right now, But the PS5 itself is enough to keep us going for a little while yet. Because it looks more like something a concept artist would create than anything that will be sat under our TV later this year.
With white sides and a black center, Sony showed the PS5 stood vertically. Those with a keen eye will have spotted the PS5 laid horizontally in one shot and it appears there’s some sort of base that will hold the curved edge – now, the bottom – off the floor. But there’s no doubt this thing is designed to stand up.
On the front of the device is what appears to be USB-C and USB-A ports, while buttons for power and ejecting a disk can be seen. Blue LEDs flank the black central piece and we’d expect those to be the new status indicators moving forward.
Sony also announced some accessories to go with the new console including a camera, the Pulse 3D wireless headset, and a new PS5 media remote. All of them are white to match the PS5 and all will surely be suitably costly. There’s a dock for charging up to two controllers, too.
We have to say, we’re absolutely here for the way this thing looks. We’d just be happier if we knew how many kidneys we need to sell to pay for one. PS5 will launch this holiday season.