Images claiming to show a disassembled PlayStation 5 suggest that the next-gen console could be easily customizable.
The alleged photographs were published on a Chinese forum on Monday and reportedly show the PS5’s white shell separated from the console.
It’s not clear if the shell is intended to be snapped from the hardware itself, as part of a potential plan to sell additional colours.
However, at the very least, the images appear to indicate that it could be possible for modders to easily separate and paint PS5’s white elements.
If authentic, the images also offer further context as to the size of the PlayStation 5 console, which has been heavily debated since its unveiling last month.
According to Sony’s EVP European business head Simon Rutter, PlayStation has invested a “great deal of effort” in making the PS5’s cooling system less noisy.
And according to a Bloomberg report from earlier this year, Sony has implemented an “unusually expensive” cooling system in PlayStation 5, something which the platform holder has itself previously hinted at.
According to a new DigiTimes report, The PlayStation 5 life cycle could be shorter than previous console generations. According to the publication’s supply chain sources, the PS5 life cycle could be reduced to five years.
During that period, they estimate shipments of the console to reach at least 120 million units—approximately double those of Microsoft‘s rival next-gen system, Xbox Series X, which also launches later this year—and perhaps as high as 170 million.
Sony said in May that PlayStation 4 has shipped over 110 million units.