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PS5 Dev Kit and DualShock 5 Controller Image Leaked

PS5 Dev Kit and DualShock 5 Controller Image Leaked - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 March 2020 / 5,992 Views

An image of the PlayStation 5 development kit and DualShock 5 controller have appeared online via Twitter. The image features two PS5 dev kits with the DualShock 5 controller sitting on top of one of them. 

View the image below:

PS5 Dev Kit and DualShock 5 Controller

The leaked PS5 dev kit looks the same as the one that was also leaked recently. 

The dev kit for the PS5 features the same V shape that was seen in the leaked render. V in Roman Numerals stand for the number five, so the shape could be a nod to the name of the console. 

The top left of the front panel features the text "Prototype 1 Not For Sale." There also appears to be six USB ports, as well as an opening where a disc can be inserted.

The PlayStation 5 will launch in Holiday 2020.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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PAOerfulone (on 01 December 2019)

If it ain't broke...

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VAMatt (on 01 December 2019)

Do we know for sure that's a DS5?

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COKTOE VAMatt (on 01 December 2019)

It's not exactly an image that reveals any fine details, and the design of the DS5 is supposed to be very similar to the DS4. It probably is, considering it's pictured alongside 2 dev-kits.

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shikamaru317 VAMatt (on 01 December 2019)

Not 100% for sure, but it does appear to be different from the DS4. Grips look a bit fatter, the USB port is now above the lightbar instead of below it (if there is a lightbar at all), the circular face where the 4 face buttons sit looks like it might be convex instead of flat. It looks similar to the controller that Sony recently patented.

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GoldenHand80 (on 01 December 2019)

The final console design will not look like that for sure, you can look at the PS3 dev kit it was nothing like the final product. As for DS5, the design will be pretty similar to DS4 with some subtle difference and with many more features

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tripenfall (on 01 December 2019)

And yet 99% of dev's haven't even seen a Scarlett dev kit by all reports....

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DonFerrari (on 02 December 2019)

If they didn't say it is a DS5 people would think it is a DS4. And we already seem the devkit before =p

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KLAMarine (on 30 November 2019)

Was hoping for a new look to those PS face buttons. Meh.

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Burning Typhoon KLAMarine (on 30 November 2019)

To confuse anyone playing backwards compatible games?

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KLAMarine KLAMarine (on 30 November 2019)

No, you can keep the shapes. Just a new look to the buttons. The X1 buttons look cool; they look like glass.

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MIXSTER37 KLAMarine (on 01 December 2019)

@KLAMarine If you like the look of them than just order new buttons for the DS5. I've gotten some several cool ones from WISH and a lot have been free as long as I paid the 1-3$ shipping.

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KLAMarine KLAMarine (on 01 December 2019)

WISH? That a site or something?

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shikamaru317 KLAMarine (on 01 December 2019)

I agree with you that the XB1 buttons are better than the DualShock 4 buttons. The DualShock 4 buttons have their symbols just painted on the outside, so it is possible for the paint to wear off. XB1 buttons on the other hand are transparent with the letters inlaid inside of them.

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MIXSTER37 KLAMarine (on 01 December 2019)

@KLAMarine You haven't heard of WISH? Damn! They are similar to Amazon but most of the items come from China most of the time so items can take a while getting to you. But I'd check them out because they have some great prices on all kinds of stuff.

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DonFerrari KLAMarine (on 02 December 2019)

Never had a paint of a button wearing off, and I use the controller daily for about 2h on the last 6 years.

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siebensus4 (on 30 November 2019)

It really looks like a Dual Shock 4. If this should be the final design for the new controller, it's absolutely conservative. That trackpad doesn't really make sense since it hasn't been used a lot.

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trunkswd siebensus4 (on 01 December 2019)

Sony has never made huge changes to their controllers. It is the same with Microsoft. Unless you Microsoft swapping OG Xbox controller, aka the Duke, with the controller that was designed for Japan halfway through the life cycle.

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DonFerrari siebensus4 (on 02 December 2019)

They need the trackpad for the full compatibility with PS4 games, there have been plenty of games that used it.

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