New images offer the clearest look yet at the PlayStation 5 console and accessories’ size.
The images were published on the United States Federal Communications Commission website this weekend (via Roberto Serrano) and show the PS5 console, its controller and stand.
- PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)
- PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)
The console’s size and shape is likely influenced by Sony’s intention to improve PS5 cooling and fan noise.
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.
However, Cerny would not reveal exact details of PS5’s cooling solution, only stating that he felt users would be happy with “what the engineering team came up with.”
A dev kit patent recently suggested the next-gen console would utilise “a plurality of cooling fans” to supply airflow to a heat sink and keep the console cool.