Sony has officially revealed the figure of the PlayStation 5 (PS 5). One thing that is not yet known is how big the physical size of this next-gen game console.
Word got out that PS 5 would be very large. The allegation was reinforced by a leaked picture that showed the figure of the console in someone’s hand so that the scale size compared to the human body could be seen clearly.
The photo shows three men in light blue uniforms suspected of being in a factory environment, possibly a PS 5 production facility. The PS 5 console is in the hands of one of the men in the center of the frame.
In the photo, the PS 5 console looks flat because the side facing the camera is the white side. You can see the “PlayStation” logo in the upper left corner as it is known to be in PS 5.
Its size looks quite large, almost a chest of an adult male holding it. If true, then maybe the PS 5 will indeed be bigger than the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, from Tom’s Guide, Sunday (6/21/2020).
Previously, PlayStation’s Vice President of UX Design, Matt MacLaurin briefly revealed the reason why the PS 5 should be designed with large size.
Through a comment column on a LinkedIn post, Matt said that “That concerns the temperature problem. This latest generation is arguably a small computer,” Matt said, answering questions from citizens.
To handle the heat generated internally, the size of the console must be made large. “Although (chip) with a 7nm fabrication process has good performance, the power generated is also quite large,” Matt said.
Furthermore, Matt also mentioned that the technology carried by the PS 5 itself is quite new. So that the console might produce excessive heat.
PS 5 is also equipped with several increased specifications. One of them is from the storage media component which now uses SSD (Solid-State Drive). SSD itself is known to have a data transfer rate that is much higher than the HDD on PS4.
PlayStation 5 Has a “Digital Edition” Version, What is it?
Sony on Friday (12/06/2020) early this morning officially revealed the form of its newest game console, PlayStation 5 (PS 5). But surprisingly, the console also has a digital version.
Carrying the name of the PS 5 Digital Edition, this digital version of the console does not have an optical disc slot/drive on the front, as seen in the official photo uploaded by Sony.
That is, users who buy PS 5 Digital Edition do not need to buy physical Blu-ray discs, but simply buy a digital version by downloading it from the PS Store.
“The experience of playing the game will be the same, so you just choose which one you like,” wrote Sony quoted KompasTekno from the official PlayStation blog, Friday (12/06/2020).
Sony also said that although there was a slight difference in appearance between the two, overall design, they wanted to present a console that was bold, charming, and different from the previous generation of PlayStation.
By design, with the removal of the optical disc drive, the PS 5 Digital Edition does look slimmer than the regular edition PS 5.
There are no “bulging” parts where the Blu-ray slot is located.
However, this means that the buyer will also lose the Blu-ray player function in the PS 5 console.
As is known, the optical drive in the PlayStation console can not only “read” games, but also movies/videos in Blu-ray format, like a VCD / DVD player in ancient times.
The buttons of the PS 5 Digital Edition are also fewer. There is only the power button to turn on / turn off the console, there is no Eject button to eject Blu-ray discs.
Previously, a PlayStation competitor, the Xbox had already launched a digital version of the console like this, through the Xbox One S.
Not yet known how much the price of this PS 5 Digital Edition, because Sony has not announced it.
But as an illustration, when the Xbox One S digital version was launched last year, the price difference from the regular version was 50 US dollars.