Both PS5 models look essentially the same – with just the drive slot (and resulting bump) the difference aesthetically.
It is a sleek-looking console, with curves and, while the PS5 looks great standing up, it can also be able to be laid horizontally.
PS5 controller (DualSense)
Alongside the new machine(s) are a range of accessories. The DualSense controller, plus a charging dock, headphones, HD camera, and the return of a media remote will all be available at launch.
As for the next-generation controller, DualSense, it marks the first deviation in a long time for Sony’s controllers, which have long been called DualShocks.
That’s not the only thing that’s changing, either – the DualSense features a radical new design language for Sony, that matches the consoles.
The array of buttons hasn’t changed much, although the controller has upgraded high-definition haptic feedback which should make traditional rumble settings look antiquated.
The controller also has adaptive triggers for the first time, meaning that it catches up to the Xbox controller in many ways. It’s even going to have built-in microphones so that you can chat with friends without a headset, in theory.
We also know that the PS5 will support your old DualShock 4 controllers from the PS4 but only in a limited way. They’ll work when you play PS4 games on the new hardware, but not with PS5 games, which are ideally going to be taking advantage of DualSense’s new features if they can.