It would have been easy to miss this in the midst of Sony’s PS5 reveal earlier in the week. There was a deal of information overload going on at that moment, after all, with not only the reveal of one strange, retrofuturist Netgear router-looking console but two strange, retrofuturist Netgear router-looking consoles. But while the overall design was undoubtedly the focus of that moment, since then people have been noticing cool little details all over both the console itself and the Dualsense controller.
Credit to Twitter user Shinobi602, who pointed out that the grips on the Dualsense controller are actually made out of tiny X, Square, Triangle and Circle symbols for the buttons on the controller, which have come to be a sort of logo for Sony.
It’s a very cool little detail from a console design that initially seemed to prioritize overall impact over the little stuff, but this thing is already growing on me. I am not sure if it will go with my living room—Microsoft’s “large black box” sort of goes with anything—but that’s alright. It’s always pleasing when a piece of electronics produced by a major international corporation manages to do so with a unique sense of style designed to define itself rather than appeal to as wide a base as possible.
The only twist here seems to be that this thing is gigantic, possibly the largest console ever sold by overall volume. So not only will it definitely stand out on your entertainment center—or next to your entertainment center, if it’s not big enough—it will likely do so as the largest item on that entertainment center unless you’ve got a double VCR from the 90s.
We’ll hear more in the coming weeks, most likely. In regular times this would already have been E3, and we probably would already have a price and release date for both these consoles. But these are far from regular times, and it might be a month or two before we know how much we’re going to be paying for them. Pre-orders are going to have to show up at some point, so we’ll at least have to know before then.