A dev kit is a beefed-up version of a video game console that sometimes varies slightly or looks completely different than the consumer version, with extra ports and features not meant for the general public. The Nintendo Switch dev kit shown is an example.
Twitter user @iDCx1337, the owner of a PlayStation 4 user, stumbled across not just one but two PlayStation 5 dev kits on eBay. The listing for the DFI-T1000AA, which looks very similar to the standard PlayStation 5, got taken down, but the one for the DFI-D1000AA remained, racking up a huge bid before also being pulled.
The dev kit has a glossy removable faceplate and appears to have one USB-C port and five USB-A ports. The console has physical buttons for turning on and resetting. What resembles a button is located above the USB ports, but it’s unclear what it does. The other dev kit is only shot from the back and is blurred out.
It’s interesting to wonder who put these up or if they contained any games, but both listings were removed from the platform probably at the behest of some large Japanese-based video game corporation. Either way, it’s nice to get another look at the bizarro-world PlayStation 5 that never was; at least this one can’t be mistakenly placed upside down.