Sony PS5 launches – with new design surprises in store

Today's the day for PS5 fans, with the hugely popular console hitting shelves across the US (UK gamers have another agonising week to wait). Whether you've already bagged your pre-order or are hoping to get your PS5 online today, you could soon be experiencing the next generation of gaming from your living room. But the console you'll be playing on could have looked very different.

The PlayStation 5 made quite the splash when its design was revealed back in June, with no shortage of opinions shared online about its gargantuan shape. And now, Sony's senior art director has revealed the inspiration and design process behind the console – along with some surprising tidbits about it could have looked. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.