PlayStation 5

Watch a PlayStation 5 Get Disassembled

With just over a month to go before the next-generation of consoles launch, we’re finally getting the best look at each system through some interesting videos.

Sony has a new video focused on the PlayStation 5 teardown. In the video, we get a first look at all of the internal components powering the PlayStation 5. My first impression is just how huge the machine is and whether I’ll be able to support it in my setup at home. Either way, I’ll make it fit into space I’ve alloted it but this video proves just how big these new consoles are.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, words from Masayasu Ito, the EVP, Hardware Engineering and Operation, wrote about the teardown. We learned a few things like the concept for the PlayStation 5 began in 2015, with the last five years spend on designing and developing the console.

“Our team values a well thought out, beautifully designed architecture. Inside the console is an internal structure looking neat and tidy, which means that there aren’t any unnecessary components and the design is efficient,” says Ito. “As a result, we’re able to achieve our goal of creating a product with a high degree of perfection and quality.”

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The teardown video showcases how neat the internals of the console is and how Sony has been thoughtful in placement. We also get a look at a mechanism within the console that makes playing games extremely quiet, and it was a “complex trial and error process” to get to the end result.

PlayStation 5 launchs on November 12, 2020.