We’ve had a few hours to solidify our thoughts on the PlayStation 5’s hardware design, and we’re going to need a little longer. This is the boldest, strangest console that Sony has ever cooked up, but it’s certainly memorable, isn’t it? Remember, you’ll be able to purchase the next-gen system with or without a 4K Blu-ray drive – whichever you prefer. And yes, you can put the device on its side.

Take a look at these high-res images and make up your own mind:

The console is part of a wider product line, which includes the DualSense controller, a new PlayStation camera, and the Pulse 3D Wireless headset. Here’s what the entire range looks like:


Thoughts, then? Bold and beautiful? Ugly and unsightly? Somewhere in between? Let us know in our poll, and be sure to air your opinion in the comments section below.

What's your immediate reaction to the PS5's design?