Usually we’d have to wait for certain individuals to receive a unit of an upcoming piece of hardware in order to see a complete teardown of that device. However, Sony has decided to jump the gun and upload a teardown video of their own, featuring none other than its highly anticipated PlayStation 5 (PS5) video game console.
The video, which was uploaded to the official PlayStation Blog and YouTube channel, features the company’s head of mechanical design Yasuhiro Ootori presenting the new console. True to what was reported previously, seeing it displayed right beside the Sony executive further shows how massive the PS5 actually is.
Also showcased in the video prior to the teardown are the various ports, vents and exhaust ports available on the console. Specifically, located in front are a USB-C port and a USB-A port with Hi-Speed support, while on its back are two SuperSpeed USB-A ports, a LAN port, a HDMI OUT, and a AC IN port. Ootori also demonstrated the practicality of the PS5’s stand which can be used for displaying the console in both vertical and horizontal orientations.
The side panels were surprisingly easy to take off as seen during the start of the teardown, which would then reveal the console’s massive cooling fan on top. Ootori pointed out that two dust catchers are present on one side of the device, which can be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. Also shown is the storage expansion slot for installing a M.2 interface SSD with PCIe 4.0 support.
The Sony executive then continued with the full teardown, which revealed that almost every component of the PS5 – from its Blu-ray drive to its motherboard – is surprisingly easy to remove. This would definitely come in handy down the line, especially when it comes to cleaning or repairing the console.
Without a doubt, seeing how easy it was to take the console apart made us interested to try it out ourselves, especially to analyse each and every component that makes up the PS5. However, we are still more than a month away from being able to do so – let alone also testing out its gaming capabilities and other features.
You can check out the video embedded below if you wish to see the complete teardown of the console.
The PlayStation 5 is slated to be released in select countries including the US, Japan and South Korea on 12 November 2020. It will then be available in other regions starting 19 November onwards. Malaysia is likely to be included in the latter.
(Source: Sony PlayStation [Official Blog])