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PlayStation 5 console revealed, digital version also shown

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • June 11, 2020 at 2:29 p.m. PDT • Comments: 100

While we were sad not to see any fighting game content during Sony's big PlayStation 5 "Future of Gaming" presentation, we did get to finally see what the company's next console looks like.

After showing off a collection of titles headed to PS5 in the coming months and years, Sony gave us visuals on the exciting new hardware highlighting not only the console itself but also the Dual Sense wireless controller, the controller charging station, an HD camera hook up, and the Pulse 3D wireless headsets.

The all-black design theme that's run through Sony's last few console generations has been traded in for a sleek new black and white one. The main portion of the hardware is black but is encompassed in a white outer shell that almost looks like an overcoat for the system.

There's actually already two versions of the PS5, one with a noticeable disk drive and the other without. The latter is, as you may have guessed, a digital console for users disinterested in keeping track of and making shelf space for physical games.

"At launch, we will offer two options: a PlayStation®5 console with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and a PlayStation®5 Digital Edition without a disc drive," starts the text alongside Sony's YouTube presentation.

"The PS5 gameplay experience will be the same, so the choice is all yours. While there are some slight differences in the look of each model, for the overall design, we wanted to deliver a console that’s bold, stunning, and unlike any previous generation of PlayStation."

Pricing has not yet been unveiled, but the PlayStation 5 is slated to be available this holiday season. You can view the new console along with the aforementioned additional hardware via the gallery below. We'd love to hear your initial reactions to this exciting new reveal in the comments.

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Especially after Capcom partnered up with Sony to make Street Fighter 5 console-exclusive to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation has generally been the go-to console for the fighting game community in recent times.

While it was something of a long shot, fans were holding out a bit of hope to see some news regarding SF5's final season of DLC during today's presentation, but seeing as that did not happen our eyes will collectively turn to the upcoming Capcom Pro Tour online events. The CPT kicks off this weekend with an event in Europe and the Middle East and continues next weekend in North America.

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