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The PlayStation 5 is one big chunky boy, but apparently the controversial PS5 size was going to be “much bigger” than the device we have now.
In an interview with The Washington Post, PlayStation 5 system designer Yujin Morisawa explained that he had initially planned the PS5 size to be much larger than the device that will be launching in two days time.
“When I started drawing, it was much larger even though I didn’t know what engineering was going to do,” Morisawa told the outlet.
With the original design’s massive size, Morisawa revealed that it was the PS5 engineers that convinced him to scale down the size of the next-gen console for the final version.
Morisawa continued: “It’s kind of funny that engineering actually told me it’s too big. So, I actually had to shrink it down a little bit from the first drawing.”
Outside of the console’s design, the original reveal of the system saw many people online comparing the system to a router or even the Eye of Sauron from The Lord of the Rings. However, none of that ever bothered the PS5 designer.
“When you design something, you want to make it feel comfortable,” the designer explained. “Sometimes it looks like a plant or some animal or some object. I think that’s more comfortable than something that’s weird, or something that they’ve never seen before. I think there’s a balance there.
“I think it’s funny, though. I’m not offended or anything. I really like what people are playing with. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I think it’s good energy.”
What are your thoughts on the PS5 size? Are you okay with it? Is it too big? Will you be waiting for a slim model?