Japanese YouTubers got a hands-on preview of the new PS5

Jack Webb
·3-min read
The PlayStation 5 console design is wildly different from the PS4: Sony
The PlayStation 5 console design is wildly different from the PS4: Sony

The PS5 is still over a month away from being released, but some prominent YouTubers in Japan have been given an early preview of the console.

One content creator, Pocky Sweets, got his hands on Sony's upcoming console and shared a video showing off some new gameplay, and, more importantly, the sheer size of this behemoth console.

We've discussed the size of the PS5 before, but seeing it to scale outside of its product shots is something else.

As you can see from the video below, even placed vertically the PlayStation 5 takes up so much room that it seems incredibly unlikely it would fit in most living room setups.

You're definitely going to need to move some things around to make room for what is officially the largest console in modern history.

The Xbox Series X, in comparison, is probably just as tall as the PS5, resembling something of a PC rig, but it is flat on each side which means you can probably Tetris it into the right position with ease.

You certainly won't have any issues placing the Xbox Series S anywhere, mind you, considering how it's absolutely tiny.

In the video, the first game played is Astro's Playroom, which is a title that will come pre-loaded onto every single PS5 console.

It's a simple platformer which, while doing nothing to show off the display capabilities of the PS5, does run super smooth, and helps to illustrate the DualSense controller's unique features, like haptic feedback and more.

Thankfully the PS5 seems to be significantly quieter than previous PlayStation consoles, which will be a relief to many.

This reporter's day-one PS4, which is still going strong, sounds like a small wind turbine is winding up when we even launch into the menu of Apex Legends or Monster Hunter: World.

Another YouTuber showed off some more impressive and performance-heavy gameplay in Devil May Cy 5: Special Edition.

SanninShow was able to give us a brief gameplay section of the updated game, which is boasting far greater graphics and framerates from the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game.

Check out the full video here:

We didn't see any Virgil gameplay, however, as that might be under some form of embargo, but the game does look to run silky smooth on the PS5, which is something we were all hoping for.

On PS5, the new DualSense controller actually makes the user feel a sort of resistance when using the in-game function of revving up the sword used by one of the main characters, Nero, as well as having a 120 frames-per-second mode.

Some of the biggest new from these previews, however, is again to do with the controller.

Ever since the first PlayStation console came out in Japan, the buttons on the controller have had different functions.

In Japan, a PlayStation controller's confirm button is Circle, while everywhere else in the world the default confirm button in games is the X.

This has now been swapped in Japan, which means Japanese players might take some getting used to the new controller having X instead of Circle as the confirm button just like the rest of the world. The buttons are all in the same place, but they will now function differently for those who have a Japanese PS5.

The PlayStation 5 will be released in the UK on November 19. If you're trying to grab one, check out our up-to-date pre-order guide here.

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