Hilarious PS5 design memes – from the ‘Eye of Sauron’ to a gaming coffee machine


SONY finally unveiled the PlayStation 5 yesterday, and its space-age design has sparked some hilarious memes.

The PS5 console, out later this year, got a ribbing on social media, where cheeky users compared it to a coffee machine and even the Pope’s hat.

The PS5 has a bold, space-age design
Fans took to social media to gently mock the new console’s design

One Twitter user compared the high-powered machine to the tower holding the evil Eye of Sauron in the Lord of the Rings films

One Twitter user posted a photo in which the console replaces the tower that holds up the evil Eye of Sauron in the Lord of the Rings films.

“You can’t unsee it”, they smirked.

Another stuck up an image with the console in place of a duck’s beak, commenting: “The PS5 design is pretty fowl”.

Sony gave gamers their first look at the PlayStation 5 during a live-streamed event on Thursday.

Not sure the Pope will be best pleased with this one

Some quacking memes were posted to the web after Thursday’s unveiling

Next-gen console or Dubai hotel the Burj Al Arab? You decide

It showed off two versions of its next-gen console, as well as a handful of games landing on the machine when it hits shelves ahead of Christmas.

While some users praised the console’s bold, black-and-white design, others took a more mocking approach.

“PS5 – complete ‘broadband router that came with your TV package’ vibe,” one Twotter user joked.

Another wrote: “The PS5 laying on its side looks like a half eaten sandwich/burger where the contents on the inside are sliding outside the bread/bun.”

The console was compared to Donald Duck’s beak, the character Eve from Disney flick WALL-E, and even a dog with a pair of Pringles in its mouth.

Sony PS5 June event – what was announced?

Sony announced it was working on the PS5 last year but kept the console’s design a secret for months.

The Japanese firm finally broke cover on Thursday, showing off a tonne of pictures and announcing there will be two versions of the console.

One is the PS5 proper, and then there’s a Digital Edition – which has no disc tray.

It’ll likely be a similar offering to the current Xbox One S Digital Edition – cheaper, but restricted to downloadable games.

Sony announced it was working on the PS5 last year but kept the console’s design a secret for months

Microsoft is expected to make a similar spin-off movie with its next-gen Xbox Series X console.

Sony also showed off a ton of new games coming to the PS5.

They included new Spiderman, Gran Turismo and Hitman titles, as well as some new IPs to look forward to.

Unfortunately, we still don’t know the console’s price, or its exact release date, with Sony sticking to a “Holidays 2020” window for now.

PS5 specs – what’s the latest news?

Sony used a special press conference in March to detail the PS5’s specs.

The performance will be groundbreaking, Sony explained.

“Soon there are games that could never have been created before,” said Sony’s Mark Cerny, lead architect of PS5.

The console features a 10.28 teraflop GPU clocked at 2.234GHz.

That’s fewer teraflops (or trillion operations per second), than the Xbox Series X, which is promising 12 teraflops.

Fortunately, much of game loading comes down to RAM, or fast memory.

And the PS5 boasts 16GB of nippy GDDR6 memory – just like the Xbox Series X.

The new console is out later this year

PS5 release date – when is the new console out?

In a blog post, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said: “Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring.

“Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020.”

That’s not a specific date, but it’s effectively a promise that you’ll be able to buy it in the run-up to Christmas 2020.

In reality, that probably means the new console going on sale in October or November.

That’s a great time for a new console to come out, as those months are when blockbuster releases like new Call of Duty games typically happen.

So what’s the likeliest date? Well the PS4 launched on November 15, 2013 – a Friday.

And the PS4 Pro launched on November 10, 2016 – a Thursday.

Based on those launches, we predict either a November 12 or 13 PS5 release date in 2020.

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