Sony is ready to tear down the PS5 and show us what's inside

Also, the trophies change

The PS5 is almost ready to launch, and Sony is giving away the teardown video to prove it.

Just this morning, the publishing giant gave us a full seven-minute look at the innards of the PS5, breaking it down piece by piece. As Sony notes: you probably shouldn't try this at home without some kind of technical experience.

For the most part, this clip is for gearheads and tells us a lot of what we already know. The PS5 features an x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2 processor, AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based GPU, 6GB GDDR16 memory, and liquid metal cooling. That look from Yasuhiro Ootri (Vice President, Mechanical Design at Sony) at the end is so satisfying. It’s a huge “bring it” energy.

Sony also shifted gears from a software standpoint and took the opportunity to explain how trophies are progressing on the PlayStation Blog. In short, the trophy ranges are from 1-100 to 1-999. Once the update is done, it will automatically reconfigure your level (example given is “12” which will go to “low 200s”). Platinum trophies will now be “more valuable” and “count more toward progression,” and there will be a trophy level icon on the PS5 UI. All of that will change “later tonight.”

Simple stuff, but interesting insights for trophy hunters. Next-gen is just over a month away at this point.

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