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Do you like the PS5 console design?

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No 80 33.47%
 
On the fence 27 11.30%
 
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Based on the clear V shape they're going for to signify 5, with the black in the middle surrounded by white, I'm a little surprised the controller didn't end up two toned in a layout more like this.

The touch pad being in a V shape is almost certainly to keep with the 5 reference, so why they didn't make it black to better match the console's overall scheme I dunno. Maybe that was seen as to easy or to simple? White triggers would also match the console better, but I don't think that would look as good on the controller. I'm not a big fan of this mock up or the revealed controller color layout anyway, just found it kinda odd why they chose the color layout on the controller that they did, now knowing what the console looks like.



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EricHiggin said:

Based on the clear V shape they're going for to signify 5, with the black in the middle surrounded by white, I'm a little surprised the controller didn't end up two toned in a layout more like this.

To me that actually seems less similar to the console compared to the design they went for.  Not enough black.



curl-6 said:

In terms of looks I think I'd rank the PS consoles:

3 > 1 > 5 > 2 > 4

Still waiting for the day someone makes a system as utterly beautiful as the original fat PS3.

Mine's literally the exact opposite. the Ps4 was perfect, I loved the Ps2, the PS5 looks pretty sweet and slick even if I'm having a hard time adapting to it, the PS1 is a classic but I still don't like the design, and the PS3 looks terrible. 



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Runa216 said:
curl-6 said:

In terms of looks I think I'd rank the PS consoles:

3 > 1 > 5 > 2 > 4

Still waiting for the day someone makes a system as utterly beautiful as the original fat PS3.

Mine's literally the exact opposite. the Ps4 was perfect, I loved the Ps2, the PS5 looks pretty sweet and slick even if I'm having a hard time adapting to it, the PS1 is a classic but I still don't like the design, and the PS3 looks terrible. 

I guess I just prefer systems that have a sleeker, more stylized design, besides just having a lot of nostalgia for the PS1, and it's slim version being cute as a button.

I love the curvy, deluxe, futuristic look of the PS3, while I found PS2 to look bland and the PS4 also bland but even worse cos that damn slant it's on also makes it look wonky.



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twintail said:
EricHiggin said:

Based on the clear V shape they're going for to signify 5, with the black in the middle surrounded by white, I'm a little surprised the controller didn't end up two toned in a layout more like this.

To me that actually seems less similar to the console compared to the design they went for.  Not enough black.

Well they've got black wrapped in white basically, so this controller follows that more closely, along with the V shape. The layout they went for also is also wrapped in white, but you don't really have the V shape. I mean, I guess you could say the V is kinda there, just upside down. I think the mock up here would look better if the black was the same darker shade as on the console. Doesn't matter all that much anyway, as I said, I'm not a big fan of either controller, and not thrilled with the console either. Both are ok and have their positives, but only get one thumb up from me.



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A possible observation here:



Both the controller and the system have non-flush parts that we don't usually see on consoles.

It could just the style. But i had a feeling with the controller that the panels could potentially be removable, for customization.

The PS5 itself has a similar design with the main machine and then the panels aren't flush with the system.

Could just be a design choice, but someone at Sony mentioned that the system would be more customizable than previous ones.

People could likely buy black panels to get an entirely black console if they wanted.
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Most of the estimates I've seen for the size of the console are something along the lines of
3.5"x12"x15".

We have only gotten pictures of the front mostly. The only side images are at angles.

But I really feel like people are overestimating that 12". It really looks to me like the depth is closer to 8-9".

Which would put it more in the volume of the Xbox Series X. Just longer instead of thicker.

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I don't mind the design at all, as long as it plays the games I want. The giant size of it will probably hurt Japan sales. They gonna take one look at it in the store and point and laugh like they did with other large consoles from past generations.



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DroidKnight said:
I don't mind the design at all, as long as it plays the games I want. The giant size of it will probably hurt Japan sales. They gonna take one look at it in the store and point and laugh like they did with other large consoles from past generations.

Sony have already pretty much conceded the Japanese market. Their focus is overwhelming on the West nowadays.

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curl-6 said:
DroidKnight said:
I don't mind the design at all, as long as it plays the games I want. The giant size of it will probably hurt Japan sales. They gonna take one look at it in the store and point and laugh like they did with other large consoles from past generations.

Sony have already pretty much conceded defeat in the Japanese market. Their focus is overwhelming on the West nowadays.

The only real area of "defeat" is in the handheld space. As a home console, they should do fine (relative to the climate).

I also disagree with the notion that its size will hurt much (I know you didn't say that, but still). Barring serious blunders there, it should sell on par with the PS4.



                                                                                                             

curl-6 said:
DroidKnight said:
I don't mind the design at all, as long as it plays the games I want. The giant size of it will probably hurt Japan sales. They gonna take one look at it in the store and point and laugh like they did with other large consoles from past generations.

Sony have already pretty much conceded defeat in the Japanese market. Their focus is overwhelming on the West nowadays.

They should still try to push hard but they will never hit those PS2 numbers again.  PS3 was half the sales, and PS4 will be lucky to match it.  Handheld does really good there.  But yep, the west wont mind the looks or size too much, it will do good.



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