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PlayStation Fans Are Obsessing Over A Mystery Nut Hidden In The PS5

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PlayStation Fans Are Obsessing Over A Mystery Nut Hidden In The PS5

PlayStation 5 hands-on previews are starting to be released into the wild, and we're learning all sorts of new things about the next-gen console in the process. It's been a few days now since Japanese press and YouTubers got their mitts on their very own PS5s, and various outlets have been hard at work unlocking the secrets of the hardware.

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While certain things like the console UI are, presumably, under embargo for now, we've had lots of steamy close-ups of the console which confirm it to be the absolute unit we thought it was. We've also heard the PS5 fan is considerably less noisy than its predecessor, with some noting that you can barely tell when it's running.

But as interesting as all this is, a number of gamers have become slightly obsessed with a strange nut tucked into the side of the console's upper right casing. As reported by The Verge after 4Gamer came across it in its own preview, the nut is an unknown quantity. What does it bring to the next-gen console? Do we simply see what we want to see, reflected back at us in the nut's shiny metal gaze?

PlayStation 5 Nut / Credit: 4Gamer
PlayStation 5 Nut / Credit: 4Gamer
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Some have pointed out that the nut is likely what you'll use to remove the casing and access the console's confirmed expandable SSD slot, but Sony has yet to comment. I suppose the company wants the nut hype, which is exactly what it's getting. Xbox has backwards compatibility, PlayStation has... a small metal bolt. To each their own, I suppose.


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The PlayStation 5 arrives in the UK on November 19th, at which point you can see/touch/taste the nut for yourself. Maybe don't attempt to taste the nut, actually, okay?

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation 5

Ewan Moore
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