Leaked PlayStation 5 design looks out of this world in renders

Commodus

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It's a dev kit -- even if it's indicative of a real device, it's not what you'll see in your living room. Let me know when there's a leak for the finished PS5 design and then it'll be relevant!
 

EXCellR8

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I don't think you'll need to be notified... as it will likely be littered everywhere in feeds from every tech site ever.
 
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It's a dev kit -- even if it's indicative of a real device, it's not what you'll see in your living room. Let me know when there's a leak for the finished PS5 design and then it'll be relevant!
That's a pretty elaborate design for a dev kit. Aren't they usually fairly simplistic boxes (i.e. pretty much PC-esque chassis)?

I can't imagine its better for heat dissipation either as it seems like it'll be limiting the size of the fans they could put in it, so I really hope the final consumer version doesn't look like that.
 

Commodus

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That's a pretty elaborate design for a dev kit. Aren't they usually fairly simplistic boxes (i.e. pretty much PC-esque chassis)?

I can't imagine its better for heat dissipation either as it seems like it'll be limiting the size of the fans they could put in it, so I really hope the final consumer version doesn't look like that.
Usually! There have been exceptions, though. The PS2 dev kit actually looked a whole lot like the production model.

I think it's safe to presume the finished PS5 will be different. The PS4 was an acknowledgment that Sony can't be too outrageous with the design if it's going to sit alongside the rest of your home theater setup.
 

NTMBK

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That's a pretty elaborate design for a dev kit. Aren't they usually fairly simplistic boxes (i.e. pretty much PC-esque chassis)?

I can't imagine its better for heat dissipation either as it seems like it'll be limiting the size of the fans they could put in it, so I really hope the final consumer version doesn't look like that.
The XBox One X devkit looks very similar to a customer system, just with added buttons and a framerate LCD counter:

 

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I highly doubt the design is going to impact a single person's purchase. As long as it plays games, people will buy it, so it honestly doesn't matter what it looks like. When the XBox was reported to be in the shape of a giant X, people were still going to buy the thing.
 

NTMBK

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I highly doubt the design is going to impact a single person's purchase. As long as it plays games, people will buy it, so it honestly doesn't matter what it looks like. When the XBox was reported to be in the shape of a giant X, people were still going to buy the thing.
This thing has to sit in the center of my living room, under my TV. You can be damn sure the appearance will effect whether I buy one!
 
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This thing has to sit in the center of my living room, under my TV. You can be damn sure the appearance will effect whether I buy one!
I refuse to believe anyone would be so shallow as to let the design of a video game console deter them from purchasing. Let's be honest here: if you're going to keep a video game console in your living room, you're not entertaining A-list celebrities or foreign delegates, so why would you care what it looks like if it still plays your favorite games? Your average human, friend, family member, date, etc. won't care in the slightest if you have an entertainment device in the room dedicated to entertainment.
 

NTMBK

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I refuse to believe anyone would be so shallow as to let the design of a video game console deter them from purchasing. Let's be honest here: if you're going to keep a video game console in your living room, you're not entertaining A-list celebrities or foreign delegates, so why would you care what it looks like if it still plays your favorite games? Your average human, friend, family member, date, etc. won't care in the slightest if you have an entertainment device in the room dedicated to entertainment.
I appreciate a nice looking living room!
 

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Unless the thing is 10 feet tall and in the shape of Gumby, it's not going to wreck your living room. People are just being petty and love to nitpick everything as much as possible for some reason. Concept designs have always been a thing and there's always been people who throw the biggest tantrums over the dumbest things. Besides, until Sony comes out and says "Look at the finalized version of the new PS5! This is exactly what will be ruining your living room decor." there's absolutely no reason to even get excited about anything. These are leaks and most likely just a concept or a dev box, but even if it wasn't, the console doesn't look bad. It's different, but it's still a mostly-rectangular black box which fits the same design as all Playstation consoles except the original.
 

purbeast0

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My consoles sit in a closet completely out of view unless I open it.

PS5 could look like a 12" dildo for all I care. I'd still sit it right on the shelf in all it's glory.
 

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