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5 surprising details from Sony's PS5 teardown

Everything we learned from the PS5's guts.

The PlayStation 5 will go on sale in the U.S. for $499 ($399 for the Digital Edition) on November 12. Yasuhiro Ootori, Sony's VP of Mechanical Design, gave gamers a look under the hood in a teardown video published Wednesday. Here are the 5 most noteworthy details.

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How to set up the PS5 horizontally

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Flip it over and unscrew the base.

Then clip the base to the back of the PS5.

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How to remove the side panels

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Carefully pull and wiggle the spoilers off.

Gamers might be able to mix and match the console's side panels after all.

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How to upgrade the PS5's storage

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Slot in an extra solid-state drive in the M.2 compartment next to the fan.

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How the PS5 will keep itself clean

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The PS5 will have two dust catchers which can be vacuumed clean using two holes.

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How the PS5 will stay quietly cool

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The console uses a large double-sided air intake fan that's 120mm in diameter and 45mm thick.

A heatsink helps to improve airflow.

To top it off, Sony added liquid metal cooling to further assist the fan.

Read more about critics' hand-on experience with the PS5 here.

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