Hands-on testing reveals that the PlayStation 5’s huge size helps the console considerably quieter than its PS4 predecessor along with good airflow.
The size of the PlayStation 5 has directly affected how loud the console will be based on hands-on sessions and the result is a much silent console compared to the PlayStation 4’s excessively loud fans. Japanese retailers were given the chance to mess around with Sony’s new console and observe how it works while running games.
Now, the rest of the world has been waiting patiently for updates from these testers to get a better understanding of what to expect from the upcoming next-gen console. Now that the price and release date of the PlayStation 5 has been revealed, fans are turning their attention to deeper details such as how the console works while playing games, its appearance, and the console’s user interface.
As these details become clearer, fans will be able to compare the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 more finely. Looking at the details provided right now, Microsoft’s next-gen console looks like it is a worthy rival to Sony’s device compared to the past generation’s lopsided battle between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. However, both upcoming consoles lack release day exclusive games which have aided to make a period leading up to launch day that feels more analytical and measured by fans.
Retailers are now revealing in-depth details of the PlayStation 5 and how these affect the next-gen console’s performance thanks to the opportunity of getting a hands-on session with Sony’s new console, and it looks like the first impressions are promising.
Japanese gaming website 4Gamer published its experience regarding the PlayStation 5’s design and noise level and revealed that the next-gen console’s performance while running Godfall was both quiet and well-ventilated since the device didn’t heat up while playing.
This is big news for PlayStation 5 critics since performance is not anymore an issue before the console’s huge size. If Sony was able to answer two of PlayStation 4’s issues – noisiness and heating – it will be a major advantage in the console’s sales performance for fans waiting for the second batch of preorders.
Of course, these first impressions are subject to each reviewer’s own opinion and engagement with the PlayStation 5 which can leave rooms for errors especially with more heavy games. Still, the size of Sony’s upcoming console is still an issue for some players, and anything that substantiates the colossal PlayStation 5 will be a satisfying nod to for Sony.
If the console’s noise levels are really as silent as the reviews indicate, the days of PlayStation noisy memes are over.