Sony unveils PlayStation 5

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Sony has finally revealed what the PlayStation 5 looks like via a live streaming event held on 11th June 2020.

The company revealed, the PlayStation 5 will come with a 4K Blu-ray drive and a pure Digital Edition. Compared to the horizontal PS4, the PS5 will stands vertically . It will feature input and output slots at the centre. The drive itself will lie off to the right side. It will also have prominent heat vents coming out the top.

The console includes a white-and-black design to match the new controller that will be included in the box. Sony has also announced new accessories for the next generation. These include a charging station for the PS5’s DualSense controllers, a sleeker HD camera, a Pulse 3D wireless headset, and a media remote.

The PS5 variant without the optical drive looks substantially thinner than the regular model, thanks to the removal of the drive.

The removal of the drive should mean the Digital Edition of the PS5 is cheaper, but Sony has not mentioned pricing just yet. The company revealed the design during its live stream, but has not  provided any firm release date or exact pricing for either variants of the PS5.

Just like the Xbox Series X, the PS5 can be placed vertically or horizontally underneath a TV or monitor. Sony has built a stand that works for either orientation, and the company is using what looks like a slightly different stand for the Digital Edition of the PS5.

Sony’s PS5 hardware design reveal comes months after Microsoft revealed the PC-like look of its next-gen console, the Xbox Series X, all the way back in December 2019.

Sony, like Microsoft, has been slowly providing more information about its next-gen PS5 in recent months. The console will arrive in the holiday season and is powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU.