PlayStation 5 console design, including PS5 Digital Edition, ports, and size explained

UPDATE: For the authorized version of Sony’s new flagship console, Digital Foundry’s full PlayStation 5 review is now available.

The design of the PlayStation 5 console was revealed during the PS5 reveal event in June 2020.

During this presentation it was revealed that there would, in fact, be two editions of the console: a traditional console edition and the PS5 digital edition.

Sony has yet to release the exact size of the PS5, but thanks to the revealed images, we have a good idea of ​​what to expect from the console.

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If you want to learn more about the PS5, check out our pages on PS5 specs, backwards compatibility, SSD drive, upcoming PS5 games, and the DualSense controller.

Images and trailer of the PlayStation 5 console design

First of all, let’s look at the PlayStation 5 reveal trailer, which debuted on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

This preview also includes a look at the DualSense controller, controller charging station, Pulse 3D wireless headset, HD camera, and media remote.

The images below, which include stills taken from the trailer and official press photos from Sony, will give you a closer look at the PlayStation 5:

Thanks to the official PS5 teardown, published on Wednesday, October 7, we now know that you can remove the base of the PS5 and place the console horizontally if you prefer:

The base of the PS5.

It is also possible to remove the two plastic wings from the PS5 and use the PS5 in its naked form. However, you will do so at your own risk since, in addition to decoration, the plastic panels act as additional protection for the vital components of the PS5.

Finally, the PS5 will have two air vents on the front of the console, with the exhaust port located on the back:

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition Explained

When the PlayStation 5 finally launches, you’ll be able to choose between two different console editions: a traditional console and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.

The main difference between the two is that the Digital Edition will lack a disc drive, since, as the name suggests, you will only be able to purchase digital copies of the games. You also won’t be able to play physical copies of any backward compatible PS4 games or 4K Blu-ray DVDs.

The result of removing the disc drive is that the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition has a slimmer and sleeker appearance compared to the regular PlayStation 5.

PlayStation 5 size explained: How big is the PS5 compared to other consoles?

Thanks to the presentation of the PlayStation 5 on Wednesday, September 16, we know the exact size and dimensions of both the PlayStation 5 and the Digital Edition.

These are the dimensions and weight of the PlayStation 5:

  • Dimensions: 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight – 4.5kg

Below you can find the dimensions and weight of the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition:

  • Dimensions: 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight – 3.9kg

It is not necessary to know the dimensions of both consoles to know that, thanks to the removal of the floppy drive, the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is much thinner than the traditional version of the console.

However, comparisons made by fans suggest that in terms of size, the PlayStation 5 will surpass the console of the last generations.

Credit for this image goes to GREBO7 from reddit.

Credit for this image goes to GREBO7 from reddit.

With the PlayStation 5 on the way, we’ve written guides on everything we currently know about the PS5 specs, the differences between the PS5 Digital Edition and the regular PS5, PS5 SSD storage, PS5 console design , PS5 downloads, PS5 backwards compatibility, PS5. controller, the PS Plus collection and the upcoming PS5 games you can play. You can also check out the latest PS5 stock information. Until then, current PS4 owners can check out this month’s PlayStation Plus games.

What ports does the PlayStation 5 have?

Due to the PlayStation 5 Showcase on Wednesday, September 16, we now know which ports will be available on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, and thanks to the official PS5 teardown published on Wednesday, October 7, we now know the locations of each of they. these ports.

As for USB ports, the following will be available:

  • Type A port (High Speed ​​USB)
  • Type A port (10Gbps super speed USB) x2
  • Type C port (10Gbps super speed USB)

With the Type A (High Speed ​​USB) and Type C (10Gbps Super Speed ​​USB) port located on the front of the PS5:

Meanwhile, both Type A ports (10Gbps SuperSpeed ​​USB) will be located on the back of the PS5:

As for the power outlet, the Digital Edition will have a 340W outlet, while the traditional version of the console will have a 350W outlet.

It has also been confirmed that both consoles will, as expected, have an HDMI port, supporting 4K 120Kz TVs, 8K TVs and VRR, specified by HDMI ver.2.1. This port, along with the AC IN connector, will be located on the back of the PS5.

For network connection, both consoles will have an Ethernet socket (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), in addition to Bluetooth 5.1 and the possibility of connecting to Wi-Fi thanks to IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/ n/. air conditioning/axe. The LAN port will be located on the back of the PS5.

We hope this information helps you decide whether or not you want to buy a PS5!

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