Leaks For Sony’s PlayStation 5 Show What The Console’s Going To Look Like

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Gaming
Published 22.08.19

The PlayStation 5 is only over a year away, probably, and these leaks may have shown us the potential design.

I’m absolutely livid that the PlayStation 5 is happening. It seems like only yesterday that I went to HMV very drunk with my friends and bought a PS4 that I couldn’t afford just after it came out.

It wasn’t yesterday, obviously, and I’d like to think that even though I’m not much of a gamer at all, I managed to get my money’s worth from the machine.


With that in mind, I don’t know why I’m gearing up to purchase a PlayStation 5, but I am. I won’t even use it much. Honestly I only go near mine when I have friends round.


Also, I’m quite specific about what I keep in my living quarters. My PlayStation 4 is arguably a decent-looking bit of kit, but will the PlayStation 5 have a face that only a mother could love?

Well, according to LetsGoDigital, at the Brazilian INPI patent authority, a mock of a new console – courtesy of Sony’s technical director Yusuhiro Ootori – has been submitted on a patent.


What does the PlayStation 5 look like?

Well this is just speculation and while all signs do point to PS5, this unit could be anything.

The middle of the console appears to be in the V-shape, perhaps as a reference to the Roman Numeral for five. It has a number of what look like USB ports on the front and a disk slot.


There’s also huge vents on the sides and honestly, it looks like 90s tech. I’m not a fan currently, but they may be able to win me back with some PlayStation 1 nostalgia if they lean into that.

When will the PlayStation 5 be released?

In May of last year, Sony’s CEO confirmed that the much loved PS4 has entered the final stage of its lifecycle, meaning the planning for the PlayStation 5 is in full swing.

Sony said that the next three years would be spent on the next step, putting the PS5 release date sometime in 2020; probably at the tail end if they want those Christmas sales.


Will the PlayStation 5 have backwards compatibility?

If rumours are to be believed, then yes it effing well will.

A patent was leaked to the public that involved technology that would allow PlayStation 5 users to play games from previous models.

However, there’s speculation that this will only include PlayStation 4 games, as 1, 2 and 3’s popular attractions are available on PlayStation home, which Sony want to keep alive.

We’ll keep you posted.

Images via Sony, Twitter