Time magazine has named the PlayStation 5 among its top 100 inventions of 2020, praising its “small advancements that combine to create a revolutionary experience”. The publication runs a similar list annually, on the basis of products that it feels are “making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun”. Presumably, Sony’s next-gen console is ticking that third box.
Here’s what the publication had to say: “Games load almost instantaneously, thanks to a solid-state hard drive. The graphics processor is almost 10 times faster than that of the PS4, which allows for beautiful visuals, and a new controller is full of haptic feedback sensors that add a new dimension to play.”
In fact, Time had plenty of praise for the DualSense: “When a character walks on sand, players feel the grit in the controller; when Spider-Man grips a subway car, players feel the train’s rumble. Add it up, and it just may be the most powerful video game console we’ve ever seen.” Lots of praise for PlayStation’s revolutionary new pad, eh?
For the record, the magazine also listed the Xbox Series S, but not its superior counterpart the Xbox Series X; it specifically referenced the low price point of Microsoft’s entry level system. It’s great to see gaming get recognition in lists like this, so hats off to all of the Sony engineers who helped make the PS5 a reality.