The details of the PS5 console in person has started to pour in. After this week’s early impressions from the media in Japan, we now have an official teardown video of the PS5.
The teardown, conducted by Yasuhiro Ootori, VP of Mechanical Design Dept., Hardware Design Division of SIE, thoroughly goes through each component of the PS5.
It’s a fascinating insight useful for upcoming repairers to take notes of (remember to not do this at home unless you really know what you’re doing), and for us all to just admire the engineering work that had gone into.
More importantly, there’s good reason why it’s ridiculously big- Mark Cerny’s earlier tech talk did hint at quiet fan noise at lower temperature.
Have a watch of the teardown here:
Here’s a bullet list of interesting new details revealed with this PS5 teardown:
- The white side plates are easy to remove by users, which should make custom side plate designs a possibility
- The stand must be screwed into the PS5 when placed vertically, with a tidy place to hide the screw and the PS5’s screw hole
- Rotating the stand will make it ready for use to place the console horizontally- clip it at the square symbols seen on the faceplate
- The whole upper assembly is dedicated to the huge dual-side cooling fan
- Two dust catcher holes which you can vacuum up accumulated dust
- There is an M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD slot for storage expansion
- The custom SSD is soldered into the motherboard
- PS5 uses liquid metal thermal solution (a better thermal paste, seen in high-end gaming laptops)
- PS5 doesn’t have a vapour chamber, but its big heat sinks is said to match one
The PS5 is set to launch on November 12 in the US, Mexico, Canada, Australia, South Korea and Japan. It will launch on November 19 elsewhere. Currently, no word on what will be the local price for the PS5 will be in specific countries in Asia.