Sony file a new patent, is this what the PlayStation 5 console will look like?

Sony have patented a mysterious electronic device at the INPI (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) in Brazil in May this year, and has also registered the design patent in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database earlier this month.

The patent is categorised as Class 14.02 which is for ‘data processing equipment and peripheral equipment’, and video game consoles fall in this category. The designers name is revealed as Yusuhiro Ootori, the engineering director at Sony and a the man who appeared in the a teardown the of the PlayStation 4 when it launched.

LetsGoDigital spotted the patent along with following image.

Blimey. Well it’s got buttons, and air vents, and what appears to be an array of USB ports at the front. If you flip the image mentally in your head you get a big V, the roman numeral for the number five. PlayStation 5, innit.

Of course it could be something else, but whatever it is it’s rather fancy and going to be a right bugger to dust.

In other PlayStation 5 news a well respected Japanese tech hardware leaker who uses the handle @Komachi_Ensaka on Twitter has suggested that the new console may have a GPU clocked to 2GHz which “equates to 9.2 TF (teraflops) of the RDNA architecture”.  That is more that double than that found in the PlayStation 4 and almost the same as Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, one of the very best PC graphics cards you can buy today.

“When you factor in the fact that the PlayStation 5 is called to boast a custom-built, highly-optimised GPU that is designed to allow PlayStation game makers to squeeze every last drop of power from it, and all signs are pointing to the PS5 being able to deliver 4K, 120Hz gaming with ease,” say respected tech site T3.

The tweet references Oberon, the codename for the Ariel GPU which is rumoured to be in the PS5. The fact that there are three speeds listed seems to indicate that the PS5 backwards compatibility will include both a PlayStation 4 and a PlayStation 4 Pro mode.

Soure: Twitter / T3 / LetsGoDigital

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  1. Absolute state of that.

    • The orginal phat PS3 was hardly a design classic

  2. It’s not the best looking design I’ve seen but I don’t care what the PS5 looks like it’s what’s inside that counts, and that looking pretty good.

  3. With the hardware being beastly, I wouldn’t be surprised to see lots of vents and fans. Hopefully the end result looks prettier than that though!

  4. It looks like a trendy hifi at first glance but then it seems to have 5 USB ports, interesting. PS4 was about straight lines and angles so i guess we can expect some curves in PS5.

  5. Looks like a projector. New feature for PS5, play anywhere???

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