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24 Feb 2021

PS5 Box Contents Confirmed, Includes A Free Game

PS5 is just around the corner, and Sony's machine is getting into the hands of press and influencers as we speak.

One of the things you may want to know is just what you're getting for your money – and we're here to answer that question.

PS5 Box Contents Confirmed

Inside the box, you'll find the kind of things you'd usually expect.

There's a console (either the digital-only or disc-drive version), as well as the Dualsense controller.

There's also a power cable and HDMI cable, and a cable to charge your controller.

You'll also get the "base" that allows the console to stand vertically or horizontally.

What you may not have realised, however, is that Astro's Playroom is pre-installed on every console.

While we've known about this for a while, with all of the next-gen console news it's easy to forget.

A platformer that's the perfect showcase of the PS5 and the Dualsense, here's what the game's official page has to say:

"Take control of ASTRO and feel the world through your DualSense wireless controller. Every step you take, every jump you make and every enemy you defeat are expressed in ways never felt before thanks to new, cutting-edge vibration technology."

"Take time to enjoy the many hidden references to PlayStation® console history and collect timeless artefacts to display in your beloved PlayStation Labo!"

"With non-stop magic, endearing characters and plenty of humour, this is the perfect game for families to enjoy."

In case you missed it, we already know that the console's sizeable fan is the key reason for its impressive size.

Check out our full rundown of the console's UI here.

Looking to grab a console for launch? Be sure to check out our comparison of both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 here.