I’ve owned the Playstation 5 for a few weeks now and have been playing it every day. And so, with loads of ideas floating around in my head about Sony’s newest, shiniest, biggest system, I submit to you my. Fait-il la peine d’entrer dans Is there a serious issue? Are there games on it? WHY IS IT SO BIG?!
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- The Design
- Ports & Connections
- The Hardware
- The SSD
- The Dualsense Controller
- Tempest 3D Audio
- Using The PS5
- Backward Compatibility
- The Launch Line-up
- Potential Problems
- Is the PS5 a good console?
Sony didn’t play it safe when creating the PS5. This black and white console seems more like a piece of modern art than a console. It’s as if someone at Sony hired an architect to design the PS5 and didn’t want to admit their mistake, so they went with it. Close up, the console’s panels have a texture made up of the same symbols as the controller’s face buttons, the circle, square, triangle, and ex. It’s a design that commands attention, dominating any room it’s placed in. I dislike it. It appears the PS5 was supposed to be vertical rather than horizontal, as mine is. The curves work best when pointing upwards like Sauron’s tower. I like the PS5 without a disc drive because it adds a camel-like hump that disrupts the flowing lines.
The PS5 comes with a stand to keep it upright. Swivel a portion of the frame for horizontal use and clip it on the machine’s back. It makes the console appear to float, which is interesting, but it isn’t as secure as I’d like it to be. Just something to keep in mind when tinkering with cords.
It’s also a big bastard. 15.4 x 10.2 x 4.1-inch white and black plastic that defies gravity. I’ve had it for a few weeks now, but I still notice it anytime I enter my room. Its size is justified in heat dissipation and noise reduction; therefore, I’ll forgive it. When buying something, think about where it will go. You may need to buy a new TV stand.
I also like the soft lighting beneath the white panels. When the PS5 is turned on, it emits a faint blue glow, and when it is turned off, it emits orange light. Even yet, I think Sony lost a trick by not allowing us to alter the lighting.
Those enormous white wings are easy to remove to reach the storage expansion slot (more on that later), and their design may allow for some personalization choices. They’d be easy to paint if you wanted something more vibrant.
Microsoft chose to preserve the same interface, so all your muscle memory transfers across, making the new consoles a breeze to use. However, this design choice makes your bright new console feel a little old. Sony has gone the other way, completely reimagining the user interface. The outcome is a more unique, cool, and new PS5, but it also leads to silly times as muscle memory battles the new design. The UI has several amazing features and some bothersome oddities, as we’ll see. Of course, this is one of the more difficult features of the PS5 to review.
The cross-media bar on the main screen is reminiscent of the PS4 DNA. Your recent games are listed left to right, and when you select one, an image from the game fills the screen, and music from the game plays. For example, highlight Miles Morales and a hip-hop beat will explode out. Scroll down to see game-specific options like prizes and news.
The new PSN store is also accessible from the home screen, and because of the new SSD and integration of the store into the interface, it’s lightning-fast. The PS4 shop was exceedingly slow, making it a headache to use, and I’d only go into it when I had a plan. The PS5 store, on the other hand, loads almost fast, making it much easier to check out the current discounts. The store isn’t as extensive, with only PS4, PS5, and PS VR categories. It’s also difficult to locate the store’s current sales. Sony should concentrate on expanding the store to match the PS4. For now, just being faster is enough. Plus, those terrible PSN download speeds have improved.