THE WORLD’S first PlayStation 5 hands-on has revealed the huge size of the next-gen console – along with its powerhouse performance.
The console is extremely fast and very quiet, and looks like a strong competitor for the rival Xbox Series X.
Sony won’t release the PS5 until mid-November.
But early test units have been doled out to YouTubers in the firm’s Japanese homeland, including 4Gamer and Dengeki.
For a start, the videos make it clear that the console is huge.
It comes in at 39 x 10.4 x 26cm, and weighs a whopping 4.5 kilos.
You can see the console next to a television in Japanese vlogger clips, and its hefty size is obvious.
All of the tech vloggers noted that the PS5 was very quiet – almost silent.
It’s thanks to a new and improved ventilation system that keeps console temperatures low without needing a very loud fan.
And as expected, the PS5 is also very fast, offering great performance – particularly when it comes to loading.
“It can be said that the load stress has finally disappeared,” wrote Famitsu, a popular Japanese video gaming outlet.
“It is amazing how these data are read, and a different world appears on the monitor in a blank of an eye.”
They added: “I was able to experience the feel of the game and the loading speed of the game realised by the high-speed SSD.”
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The PS5 release date has been set for November 12, but not everywhere.
That date only stands for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
In the UK, you won’t be able to get it until November 19.
The PS5 proper will cost £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at $399/£359.
So how does that compare to the PS5’s biggest rival, the Xbox?
Microsoft’s pair of next-gen consoles will be out a little earlier, landing on November 10.
The cheaper disc-free Xbox Series S will cost £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.
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