PlayStation 5 Is Bigger So It Will Stay Cooler, Says Sony
With the PlayStation 5 console design having been revealed last week, Sony has begun releasing new info regarding its highly anticipated next-gen console. Previously, Sony’s Jim Ryan spoke about the ‘why’ behind the design, stating that the team was looking to make “something for the 2020s” when working on its visuals. Now, the proverbial elephant in the room has been addressed, with Sony revealing why the console is just so darn tall.
Sony’s VP of UX design Matt MacLaurin has recently been talking about the PlayStation 5 in an ongoing LinkedIn thread. In said thread, one commenter asked why the console needed to be “bigger and bulkier” than the PS4. According to MacLaurin, it’s all about heat. “Thermals,” the VP answered. “This gen is little supercomputers. While the 7nm process delivers amazing heat performance for the power, the power is very extreme.”
The 7nm process bit references the technology that lets companies squeeze in better-performing components into similar amounts of space, with the other part of the tech helping solve any heat issues that could arise. Those that have owned the PS4 will understand how noisy the console can get under certain circumstances. That Sony is willing to go above and beyond to help ensure that the PS5 won’t have the same drawback is certainly appreciated.
The PlayStation 5 is slated to release at some point this Holiday 2020.
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