As they promised they would quite a while ago, Sony has now released an official teardown video for the PS5. The teardown video shows off the components of the PS5 including the fan, power supply unit and the heatsink.
Interestingly enough, it’s been revealed that the base connects to the PS5 via either a screen (in vertical position) or via a clip (in horizontal position). As we’ve expected for quite a while, the white sides do snap off easily, which means that these should be easily customisable (hopefully we’ll see black ones come in the near future). Something worth mentioning are the dust catchers underneath the covers, which will hopefully keep dust away from all the important components.
It was mentioned that there’s liquid metal to help with the cooling process. Sony has this to say about the design: “We’ve also highlighted the mechanism in the video below that we’ve incorporated into the PS5 console to make the operating sounds even quieter. After an extensive and complex trial and error process, we were pleased with the end result and I can not wait for our fans to get their hands on the PS5 console and “hear” it for themselves.”
Considering how easy it is to remove the plates (and that the presenter notes that users can do this by themselves), customized plates are only a matter of time pic.twitter.com/tSS0bfOZbN
In terms of where the M.2 SSD slot is, it’s under the white wing of the top of the console (when in horizontal position).
And also here is confirmation on all the ports as well. We already knew, but there’s two USB Type-A ports on the back, one USB Type-A Hi-Speed port on the front and also a USB Type-C port on the front. There’s also a LAN port and HDMI-Out port on the back.
Hopefully it isn’t long before we see the UI of the console as well as little bit more detail around backwards compatible, although we can now say almost certainly that UI leak that happened last week is real, given some of these components matched what was in that video.