Ty Harvey – Editor-in-Chief
The PS5 is seemingly going for a forced futuristic aesthetic. Cool. Neat. Now if only the rest of my living room was from the future, too. Unless the PS5 projects a hologram to hide every other black box sitting under or beside my television, it’ll just end up being an eyesore. No idea what Sony was thinking here.
Christopher D. Anderson – Managing Editor
Does it look good? Maybe. Is it going to fit in with anything in my entertainment center? Definitely not. It’s a radical design for sure but so was the PS2. I can’t quite get behind the white though. Am I going to get it? Probably.
Gabriel Stanford-Reisinger – Lead Contributor
I think the PS5 design looks like a bit of a far cry from the norm of Sony’s flagship console. It looks interesting and could be cool, but I don’t know if this was the generation to decide to go against the usual grain of its design template. If we look to Xbox, they’re doing the same thing, going against their normal template and making something that belongs under a desk or beside it hooked up to a monitor. Sony could’ve capitalized on just keeping the PS5 similar to the PS4, keep it similar to something people know.
There you have it, there’s what the core team of PSX Extreme thinks of the PS5 design.