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.
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.
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.
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.