PS5: video shows the console recreated in brass, it was not easy!

PS5: video shows the console recreated in brass, it was not easy!


YouTuber Matthew Perks, also known as DIY Perks, created a PS5 console in brass, using a PlayStation 5 version of the Digital Edition as a base. The whole process was not easy at all, but we can admire his work in the video at the beginning of the news.

As explained in the DIY Perks video, first of all the YouTubers created a model of the central black part of PS5 using the card. Once he got the shape, he attached it to the brass which was cut to get a piece of the correct size. Perks then proceeded to bend the brass by hand to replicate the original curve of the PlayStation 5. The author explains that "it took a long time to do it accurately" but in the end the result is sufficiently similar. In the end, he recreated the holes for the USB and an ignition button, also in brass.

It seems, however, that the most complex part was the realization of the side panels, due to "the unusual shape with curves that go in opposite directions on each axis ". Due to the properties of the brass "it was extremely difficult to manually bend the panels to match the white PS5 shell." After hours of trying, Perks has used heat to limit the elastic properties of the brass and achieve the desired shape.

The creator claims that the final creation is "only a millimeter" different from the original, in terms of curvature. He then concluded by cleaning and polishing the brass. According to him, the final effect of this PS5 is "something from an old Star Wars". The only problem is that he had to move the PlayStation 5 Wi-Fi antenna outside the console, as the brass blocks the signal.

Finally, we point out the Digital Foundry video showing Bloodborne at 60 FPS and 4K upscaling on PS5.

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Where to buy a PS5: Everything you need to know about how to get Sony's new console

If you've spent any time trying to get your hands on Sony's new PlayStation 5 over the past few months, you're probably familiar with the routine: You hear about an inventory drop at a major retailer like Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart and Target, only for it to sell out in less than a minute. It's no wonder it was recently named the fastest-selling console in US history!

As of March 28, no regular retail stores have PlayStation 5 consoles in stock. Despite occasional inventory drops at various retailers, the console remains sold out in both of its configurations: the $500 model with Blu-ray and the less expensive $400 digital-only edition with no optical drive. If you're willing to pay well over the ticket price, you can get a PS5 or PS5 bundle at a reseller like eBay or StockX. We advise waiting, though. In a few more months, we expect things to turn around and inventory levels to rise, and then you might regret having spent $1,000 or more to get a PS5 a few months earlier. For the latest updates on when retailers might have inventory and offer it for sale online, be sure to check back here frequently. 

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You can monitor where the PS5 is available on your own; Twitter, for example, is a good source of restock rumors. But we occasionally get word directly from retailers and tipsters about upcoming inventory restocks, and we update this post immediately. Again, be aware: It likely will be months before anything approximating normal inventory levels appears in stores, so getting your own PS5 is likely to be a challenge until summer, at the earliest. Below you'll find a list of all the major retailers (and a few high-profile resellers) where you can monitor stock and availability. 

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You can check out Amazon's page for the $400 Digital Edition via the button below, or, if you'd rather, get in line for the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

When in stock, Best Buy offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 along with the $400 Digital Edition (which you can find by clicking the button below). The retailer is also offering a slew of accessories on its PS5 landing page.

When in stock, Target offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500, in addition to the PS5 Digital Edition, which you can find by clicking the button below.

You can check on availability of the $400 Digital Edition at Walmart by clicking the button below, or you can try to snag the pricier PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

We don't recommend spending more than retail to get a PS5, but if you must have a console right now, eBay is your shortcut to getting a console. That said, expect to pay hundreds over list; the average PS5 price on eBay is about $800. 

If you've exhausted all of the usual retail options and you're willing to pay hundreds over list price, you might want to check out StockX, an eBay alternative that made its name in the secondary market for sneakers and designer clothing. Last time we checked, prices for the PS5 were hovering just below $650. We don't think it's worth it, but let your conscience (and your wallet) be your guide). 

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