Watch: Sony PlayStation 5 teardown video reveals all about console hardware

If you've been waiting all year to see the guts of a PlayStation 5, you're going to love this video.

Yasuhiro Ootori, vice president of mechanical design at Sony Interactive Entertainment, painstakingly pulls one of the new consoles apart in the clip that's being widely shared online.

Shared on the official PlayStation YouTube account ahead of the hardware's launch on November 12, it's the most revealing look at the console so far.

While the size of the PS5 has been previously announced, the console's size in the video is the first thing that leaps out at a lot of viewers, judging by reactions on social media.

"At 104mm wide, 390mm high, and 260mm deep, the size is larger than that of the PS4, but results in a dramatic improvement in performance in terms of processing power and quietness," says Ootori in the video.

As he continues to pull it apart, viewers are shown the internal fan and large copper heat sink of the PS5 along with what powers it: the 8 core AMD Ryzen Zen 2 processor, AMD Radeon RDNA 2 GP, 8GB of DDR6 RAM and the 828GB solid-state drive (SSD).

The reason the console is so big is to house the sizable fan and heat sink, both of which are gaining attention online following the video's release.

The PlayStation 5 heat sink.
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"Like the PS3 and PS4, it uses a heat pipe. However, the shape and airflow have made it possible to achieve the same performance as a vapor chamber," says Ootori.

The console's USB-A and USB-C ports are also shown off before the pulled apart console sits in more than a dozen pieces on the table before Ootori.

The inclusion of the USB-C port is an interesting difference to PS5 rival, Microsoft's Xbox Series X, which has an external SSD slot and USB-A ports, but no USB-C port.

Yasuhiro Ootori sits in front of a completely broken down PS5 console after teardown video.
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