Sony has released a PS5 teardown video for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console.
Yasuhiro Ootori, VP of SIE’s Mechanical Design Department, Hardware Design Division, slowly pulls a PlayStation 5 unit apart. In what might be the most formal voiding of a warranty ever recorded for posterity, Ootori-san explains each component as its removed.
Ootori-san talks about dust catchers — small compartments built into the machine that can be easily vacuumed out by owners. The large white wings on either side of the console’s body can be removed without voiding the warranty. The system’s dimensions (390mm high, 260mm deep, and 104mm wide) are reconfirmed. Viewers get a walkthrough of every exterior port, and the spare internal m.2 drive port for storage expansion.
It’s now possible to see just how sophisticated the PS5’s cooling system is. It features a large fan that circulates air through the massive array of vents along the console’s rear plate. CPU heat management is achieved through liquid metal cooling and the whole lot is undergirded by a heatsink the size of a four bedroom home.
A PS5 teardown video was kind of the last thing we expected to see from them, but it does make sense. Teardown videos have typically been the domain of hardcore PC builders and tech fanatics in the past. As consoles bear a stronger and stronger resemblance to gaming PC’s, this kind of content makes a lot sense.
PlayStation 5 launches in Australia on November 12, 2020.