A few weeks in, some little things that I notice:
The PS5 is quiet. Except when there’s a disc in the drive, and then it spins up every hour or so, even not playing the game on the disc. I haven’t tried any PS5-optimized titles that might really heat it up.
I still hold the PS button to put the system to sleep. And then see I have to it it instead. I think this is going to fade to nothing in another couple months.
I’m not making use of the app switcher yet. PS4 games don’t seem to have a quick resume if going between multiple (as opposed to switching between one game and a video app or system apps). The old game just shuts down and has to load normally when switching back to it.
Trophies load fast. I browse them a lot. Maybe this isn’t as good of a thing as I first thought.
The home screen seems improved but still has these elements of non-configurability that annoyed me on the PS4. I’m happy that media apps have their own partition. In there I no longer have to put up with paid placements for popular services I’m not subscribed to being in the way of the ones I actually use. That used to annoy me tons on the PS4. But, it seems like it persists on the games screen. I don’t pay for PSNow. Because I wondered what that icon was, it’s still near the front of my game icon list, and I can’t remove it. Store, news, Now, Plus–that’s two too many things in a short list.
The fact that it has light shining from its fins I thought would catch my eye in dark sections or during movies. It actually hasn’t so far. Maybe they’re crazy and dim if the screen has less total brightness being displayed. Either way, no problem yet with what I feared would be a sore spot.
This is my favorite controller ever. Shape in hand, grippiness of thumb stick, button resistance.