Sony sur­prised peo­ple with the design of their upcom­ing PS5 con­sole, which won’t be con­form­ing to the usu­al black box design of gen­er­a­tions past. Of course, this bold new look brought out the memes, but oth­ers noticed the con­soles increased size of their pre­vi­ous con­soles, includ­ing the PS4 and the “fat” PS3.

Here's The Reason The PS5 Is So Large

A com­menter asked on LinkedIn why the con­sole was so bulky — which was spot­ted by VG247– PlaySta­tion’s vice pres­i­dent of UX design, Matt MacLau­rin, stat­ed: “Ther­mals. This gen is lit­tle super­com­put­ers. While the 7n, process deliv­ers amaz­ing heat per­for­mance for the pow­er, the pow­er is very extreme.”

How­ev­er, some leaked patents point to anoth­er rea­son. It appears Sony is build­ing a car­tridge that might work with the PS5. Some have spec­u­lat­ed that it’s an exter­nal sol­id-state dri­ve for mem­o­ry man­age­ment, although there has­n’t been any offi­cial word on this. The price of the PS5 and the full line-up of games, remains a mys­tery, but more details are like­ly to be announced in the com­ing weeks or months.