PS5 teardown video shows off the console’s inner workings

A PS5 teardown video was released by Sony overnight, giving us all an inside look — literally — at the console.

Sony’s Yasuhiro Ootori takes us through the process, showing us that the PS5 will use two SuperSpeed USB-A 10Gbps at its back (besting the Xbox Series’ 5Gbps ones) and a USB-C SuperSpeed 10Gbps port at its front (to which the Xbox Series consoles do not offer one at all). Ootori confirmed that the PS5’s sideplates are removal (so expect customised blades soon) and also showed where to find the console’s PCIE Gen4 M2 SSD expansion slot.

Moreover, Ootori-san demonstrated how the console can be used in horizontal orientation. To lay it on its side, you’ll need to unscrew a vertical stand — the screw that used to hold it in place is then stored inside the stand, which can be clipped back onto the console itself.

The PS5 heads to store shelves on 12 November.


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