Why Sony Designed the PS5 to Be the Oddest Playstation Yet

Michael Beausoleil
Jun 15, 2020 · 6 min read

This week, we got our first looks at the Playstation 5. Viewers saw a unique design and if the release wasn’t virtual, Sony would have seen a lot of raise eyebrows.

When it comes to hardware launches, Playstation has traditionally been fairly unremarkable. Yes, their systems look nice, but they’ve never been too wild. They’ve relied on the power under the hood as a selling point rather than flashy hardware. Meanwhile, Nintendo has introduced cubes, nunchucks, tablets and portable hybrids during their launches.