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Do you like the PS5 console design?

Yes 132 55.23%
No 80 33.47%
On the fence 27 11.30%

Not at all!!   Not buying the system for looks though, i will purchase the system this year and looking forward to many great game.


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Now that I think about it, it seems rather aligned with PSVR aesthetics, obviously in color palette, but if feels like they fit together well, I'm sure even more with PSVR2.

mutantsushi said:
Now that I think about it, it seems rather aligned with PSVR aesthetics, obviously in color palette, but if feels like they fit together well, I'm sure even more with PSVR2.

The main thing I'm waiting for is news of a PS5/VR Bundle and BC being all good. I'll probably buy the lot in one. That Ghostwire looks like it will be a VR game too and I already own a fair few VR compatible games ready for it.

Hmm, pie.

This is gonna be one nasty generation. Where we have the Xbox Sex in one corner and the PSVagina in the other. I'm gonna feel a little guilty plugging my controller in, or shoving my disc inside. I need a smoke. avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.

The top search recommendations on Google don't look promising

the PS5 looks

    the PS5 looks ugly
    the PS5 looks bad

Personally, I think the console and the controller look atrocious.

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JRPGfan said:
SvennoJ said:

Definitely the biggest console ever

Thats not quite fair though.
This shows the Xbox Series X, standing flat at the height of the base PS5 (with its stand).
While ignoreing that Xbox Series X also has these 4 little pads that raise it, at its base.

Ei. Xbox Series X is abit taller than this picture shows.
(they only show the outline of the case of the xbox, ignoreing that its raised off the ground by 4 small feet, so it can take in air)

Basically only the playstation 5 here has a stand, or such taken into account.
If your just compaireing the box sizes, you should remove the Playstation 5's stand to be fair with all the others without.

True, looks exaggerated to me. And this is a comment from Eurogamer

Did the measurements myself. The console is pretty large.

These images seem to misalign the USB port.

USB port is 12mm x 4.5mm - the image Sony released shows a USB port which measures 4mm x 1.5mm - ratio is correct this works out.

This means you get a size of 315mm x 75mm. This is excluding the stand. Verified this with other images released and seems on point. This pegs it just a cm taller than the Xbox Series X.

I think people may be confusing the USB type c port with the USB port. And using dis slots is not accurate as some may have larger and curved in slots - not all are equal (only the inside). I it much smaller than these images make out.

Sony are probably loving all this speculation. Then come out with the actual bit smaller than expected dimensions.

V-r0cK said:
Jranation said:

Didnt Sony copy xbox with the new controller? There is more space around the buttons. 

Are you seriously suggesting the spacing of the buttons can actually determine that Sony copied Xbox???  I cant tell if you're serious >.>

I dont know how to describe it. Like compare the PS5 controller to the PS5. Then look at the Xbox Controller. Besides the analogstick positions it resembles the Xbox Controller more. 

Pocky Lover Boy! 

It’s ugly.

Let’s face it though Playstations get worse each gen. With this PS5 design all I can think of is “Why?” Why does it look like what looks like, why is there all kind of things sticking out, why is there a blob on the side, why is it huge, and whatever other why.

People say that “you don’t look at a console anyway”, but if it looks like this, it sure is distracting actually. Better lock it up in a safe somewhere.

Nope, it looks really ugly. In my opinion it tries too hard to be futuristic and modern. I am surprised to say this, but the Xbox Series X somehow managed to have a better design than the PS5 and the XSX is literally a grey prism.

I also find it interesting that both Sony and Microsoft went for designs that seem to be designed to be placed vertically. I thought most people played their consoles horizontally?

In fact the only other console design I can think of that was designed to be placed primarily vertically is the Wii.

My answer is no. Not my cup of tea, I'd rather go single colour and I rarely like white devices.

I get those who see the futurism and the modern curves, but what I see is something quite dated due to the black/white dualism and on the vertical it still reminds me of a fancy tower fan. Even if we all can agree to disagree, it still looks quite divisive due to its lack of modesty in design. Besides, devices these days are quite minimalist so PS5 looks quite out of trend.

I know it means nothing, but out of 5 people I know (family and friends), only 1 liked it. The same with the dualsense.

Perhaps seeing it in person can change my mind.

God bless You.

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When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

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