Japanese media and YouTubers recently had a chance to go hands-on with the PlayStation 5, and their previews showcased the PS5’s hardware, games – including Astro’s Playroom and Godfall – the DualSense, and more.

AV Watch was one of the Japanese publications that was able to test out the PlayStation 5, and even though Sony still wasn’t willing to show off the PS5’s UI, we did learn a couple interesting facts.

Source: AV Watch

One of these is that the Sony has made the decision to make “X” the standard confirm button for all regions. In the past, “O” was always the confirm button for Japan, while in North America and Europe, “X” was always chosen. This could usually be changed in the menus, but it appears Sony Interactive Entertainment has decided to create some consistency with the regions around the world.

It was also noted how quiet the PlayStation 5 was in action, which will be a welcome change from how some of the most taxing games make the PS4 sound a bit like a jet engine. Furthermore, AV Watch mentions that the DualSense’s buttons also make less noise when pressed as opposed to the DualShock 4.

Speaking of the DualSense, 4Gamer gave us a glimpse at how its new light bar looks with various colors, including blue, red, green, and purple.

Source: 4Gamer

All the publications touched upon how the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback feel, how quickly the SSD allowed games to cut down on load times and get you instantly back into the game.

We also got a good look at the PS5 hardware itself, and these previews show up-close images of the PS5 vertically and horizontally.

Source: Dengenki Online
Source: Dengeki Online

The lucky few Japanese YouTubers, including ファミ通TUBE, 花江夏樹, ポッキー, and SANNINSHOW, shared footage of Astro’s Playroom and Godfall in action, and you can check out the footage by clicking the links above.

The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will be released on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea and November 19 in all other territories. The PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition will cost $499 USD and $399 USD, respectively.

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For more on the PlayStation 5, check out our PS5 preorder guide, the list of known launch games, and what to know about the PS4-PS5 game save confusion.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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