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.
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.