In a PlayStation Blog post, SIE EVP of hardware engineering and operation Masayasu Ito said the company began conceptualising PS5 in 2015.
“In this teardown video of the PS5 console, you will be able to see how we have thoughtfully integrated our technology into this console,” he said.
“We felt it was inevitable to make a generational leap in terms of performance in order to deliver a new, next-generation gaming experience. However, to do so, we had to balance every aspect of the system, from focusing on reducing the noise level to enhancing the cooling capacity, more than ever before.
“We’ve also highlighted the mechanism in the video below that we’ve incorporated into the PS5 console to make the operating sounds even quieter,” Ito continued.
“After an extensive and complex trial and error process, we were pleased with the end result and I can not wait for our fans to get their hands on the PS5 console and ‘hear’ it for themselves.”
The console’s two exterior white panels can be easily removed to reveal the cooling fan, which is built in at the top of the system when its placed vertically and is “capable of drawing in a lot of air from both sides”, according to Ito.
PS5 also has two dust catchers, and dust collected in them can be vacuumed out of two holes which are accessible when the exterior panels are removed.
Sony has confirmed a PlayStation 5 release date of November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia and South Korea.
The rest of the world will get the console a week later on November 19, including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa.
PS5 will be priced at $500/€500/£450 for the standard edition and $400/€400/£360 for the Digital Edition, with the only difference between them being the former’s inclusion of a disc drive.