Sony invited selected Japanese resources and video bloggers to be the first to test the next generation PlayStation 5 game console. Today, the first reviews were published, including videos. Japanese journalists and bloggers in their reviews show the console and games itself, but not the user interface and the home screen on it.
This is the first time that the console is shown live, not counting the rare leaks and live photos from the Taiwan regulator database. This time, the set-top box can be seen on the photos and videos in detail and from all sides. For example, 4gamer has published photos of the set-top box in horizontal and vertical mode, showing how the stand works in both cases by holding the console in place.
The author also stressed that during the game he could not hear the fan noise inside, and he also did not notice any overheating. However, he had a very limited time for tests.
He also noticed a mysterious silver snap or screw half open in the upper right section of the PS5. Sony promised that owners would be able to expand the available space with conventional SSDs, but did not show how it works in real life. This snap can be the tool to access the “inside” of the console, allowing the lid to be removed.
We already know that the PS5 can safely claim to be the biggest set-top box in modern history. To better understand the scale, Dengeki Online has placed the console close to the TV, which he also calls “big”, but the diagonal does not indicate.
Also Japanese bloggers paid attention to the new DualSense controller. Among other things, the backlighting of different colors in the photo is shown.
Sales of PS5 will start in the first regions on November 12, while preliminary orders are still accepted. In the USA PlayStation 5 will cost $500, and the “digital” version will cost $400. In other regions and countries it will appear on store shelves on November 19.