Sony Tears Down the PlayStation 5 to Reveal Components

Sony has released a teardown video of the PlayStation 5. Showcasing its well-thought components and the powerful hardware inside. See what’s inside the PlayStation. 

Source: Sony

Yasuhiro Ootori, VP for the  Mechanical Design department led the 7 minute video showing whats inside the new-gen console. The teardown gives us a good look of the removable sides, movable base, and the internal parts of the PS5. 

Here are some notable features from the video.


The base can be screwed pr clipped, depending on your preferred orientation.

Side Panels

Side panels can be easily removed by sliding and lifting them off.

Expandable Storage

They showed a M.2 slot for storage upgrades.


The PS5 uses a 120mm diameter, 45mm thick double-sided air intake. They also added a heatsink that should “achieve the same performance as a vapor chamber.” They used liquid metal, which they spent two years working on, to ensure long-term and stable cooling performance.  

Some Youtube creators from Japan, got to try the PS5 and reported that the console runs silently.

READ: PlayStation 5 Runs So Silent They Had to Check if the Fans Are Running

Dust Catchers

Sony placed 2 dust catchers on the side that can be easily vacuumed to clean accumulated dust inside the console. 


The video shows the Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive unit encased in metal with 2 layers of insulators to reduce noise and vibration. It also shows a 350W power supply. If you would notice, all the parts can be easily removed. 


  • 1 USB Type-C 
  • 3 Type-A Hi-Speed USB 
  • LAN
  • HDMI
  • Power port

Internal Components

CPU: x86-64-AMD Ryzen ‘Zen 2’ with eight cores and 16 threads that runs up to 3.5 GHz.

GPU: AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based engine that runs up to 2.23 GHz and delivers 10.3 TFLOPS.

Memory: 16GB GDDR6 that delivers a maximum bandwidth of 448GB per second.

Storage: 825GB SSD with a custom SSD controller capable of 5.5GB per second data transfer.

Its also worth noting that all of the components can be easily removed. The design is thoughtfully planned and will make repairs and service easy. 

But don’t try to do this by yourself. Your warranty will be void and you could risk of exposure to laser radiation, electric shock, or other injuries.

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