Why PlayStation 5 Is So Big

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Estimates after Sony’s showcasing the PlayStation 5’s design pointed to the next-generation console to be the largest PlayStation ever. However, it turned out that the console was designed larger for cooling.

Sony presented a detailed look at the design of the console as well as the games that will come to PlayStation 5 with the event organized last week. Although we saw the new generation console in general terms, its real-life dimensions posed a question mark in the minds.

Social media estimates roughly revealed the size of the console based on the size of the disk drive. The PlayStation 5, which is expected to have a height of about 35-36 cm, is likely to be the largest PlayStation model ever. But apparently there is an important and valid reason for the console’s large size.

Why PlayStation 5 has a bigger design: Advanced cooling system

Matt MacLaurin, head of PlayStation UI design, answered questions about PlayStation 5 on his LinkedIn page. When asked why the system was so big and bulky, MacLaurin simply responded as “warmth”.

“The current generation of hardware is like tiny supercomputers. The 7 nm process provides incredible heat efficiency for power, but the power is extremely high,” MacLaurin replied. said. In short, although PlayStation 5 has a successful processor in heat management, its performance generates high heat and a ‘robust’ cooling system is required to make this performance permanent.

PS5 will be taller than all previous generation consoles if the predictions are correct. Also, the standard version, which includes the disk drive, competes with the PS3 in its width. Cooling such a powerful console may require significant changes to the fans. Sony Europe president Simon Rutter said that “great efforts” were made to make the PS5 quieter than the PS4.