Your first look at the PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5

The day has finally arrived: Sony is ready to talk about the PlayStation 5.

The show-and-tell has been a long time coming. Between bowing out of E3 and the outbreak of a global pandemic, an event that must have wrought havoc on their production pipeline, Sony have been biding their time. Missives were light on details, offering glimpses and promises — a controller here, an Unreal Engine 5 tech demo there.

But now it’s time to see the real thing. Here it is:

PlayStation 5

And just for fun, here’s a trailer too:

Thoughts? And yes, that is a digital-only, disc-less version of the console there on the right. We can hear Australian retailers screaming in frustration already. Also, before you ask: yes, you can lie it down flat.

The showcase also featured a closer look at the DualSense controller, giving a clearer idea of its features and dimensions.

We still have no confirmed launch date or pricing for the PlayStation 5 at press time. If that changes, we’ll update you. For now, the debate about the new look rages on.


David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.