Like most parts of the world, we’re still here at Ars waiting for our first hands-on PlayStation 5 experience before Its planned launch next month. But over the weekend, a few Japanese journalists and YouTubers tried out Sony’s new system and revealed some new tidbits about the hardware and its design.

Most welcome news – at least for those accustomed to the occasional “jet engine” fan noise On the PS3 And the PS4That’s because the PS5 appears to remain relatively quiet even during continuous use. Dengeki Online (Google translator) He noted that it was “really quiet” after playing for hours in a hot room, with no heat visible on the surface of the system itself.

Watching AV (Google translator) Likewise note that “the operating sound of the main unit [is] Now smaller than [that] PS4, ‘as was the sound of pushing the buttons on the DualSense controller 4 Jammer (Google translator“He emphasized that” the exhaust was nice, and I could hardly hear what seemed to be the noise of the fan spinning. “

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AV Watch also noticed that there is an LED “in the gap between the white body and the black part” of the PS5 itself. This is apparently used to show the current state of the system: blue when the system is connected to power and white when the system is on, such as the PS4.

The new DualSense controller for the PS5 (which is The only console that will work with most PS5 games) With colored lights too – these distinctive LEDs can shine in blue, red, green or purple through the small gaps to the left and right of the trackpad area in the center of the console. Additionally, DualSense has four LEDs that shine under the trackpad to indicate which operator number corresponds to this controller.

4Gamer also notes that “you can see some metal parts through the gap in the upper entrance” of the system itself. There is actually some speculation that this metal “latch” is used to access the interior of the system Installing M2 Certified Solid State Drives Storage expansion, but nothing in this result has yet been confirmed.

The Japanese press has not been able to see the new system-wide user interface for the PS5, which is owned by PlayStation VP of UX Design Matt MacLaurin I promised previously It will be a “100 percent complete overhaul of the PS4 user interface” showing “some very different new concepts.” This means that journalists have not been able to test the system’s “quick resume” game switch or the new social sharing functions.

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But AV Watch reports that the system and game interface will now be standardized to use the X button to confirm selections and the O button to cancel them worldwide. On previous PlayStation systems, these options were reversed in the Asian markets.

A few more tidbits about the console from the action event:

  • In addition to the microphone hole on the back of the console, there is a small paperclip hole referred to as the “reset port”. It’s unclear from the coverage exactly what this is for, but it appears the controller can be reset to factory default settings.
  • The console has a small mute button sitting below the PS logo in order to silence the built-in microphone.
  • The analog sticks on DualSense have been treated to “prevent finger slipping,” says 4Gamer.

If you’re looking for a more active look for the PS5, Famitsu has it couple From Videos It shows the use of the DualSense controller closely, as well Streaming video feed directly from Astro games room And the Godval.

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