Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The One Burning Question About This Small PS5

The next-gen consoles saw plenty of talk about design choices once they were finally revealed, and the PlayStation 5 was no exception. The system's bulky shape doesn't give players much option when it comes to laying the console down, and many fans have openly despised the design. One player got around the problematic size of the PS5 by making a more "stealthy" version.


Matt from DIY Perks is known for creating and customizing electronics, recently creating a "high-end" brass PS5 and the new stealthy PS5, which is definitely much smaller than the original version. This teeny console looks sleek with a wooden design that matches many home looks better than the standard white and black, bulky console.

After removing the casing for the console, Matt commented that the inner workings of the console are pretty compact. In fact, he even said that the console could work as a laptop if it wasn't for the massive amount of cooling technology built within. This last point is exactly where the big questions surrounding this tiny PS5 are raised.

Does the PS5 need to be big to stay cool?

Matt handled the heating problem by using foam strips to direct the cool air from the fan to the areas of the PS5 that are vital to keep cool. The foam strip idea came directly from the PS5 itself, so it's not anything radically different than the original console.


The main difference comes into play with the size of Matt's smaller version of the PS5. While the theory behind the airflow of the small console is the exact same, one has to wonder how long such a compact machine can be kept from overheating. With all of that tech crammed in there, one might think it would be difficult to push enough air through to keep everything cool enough.

One thing that could possibly help this version of the console is the back cover — instead of it being solid wood, the visually-pleasing diagonal lines provide more room for the air that's not sealed off to escape. At the end of the video, Matt mentioned that this PS5 performs the same "acoustically" after the changes made to the cooling system.


The PS5 already had several hardware issues, including overheating and even some stick drift problems, so builds like this one need to prioritize airflow. Luckily, it looks like Matt managed to do just that.