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Just How Big are the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series X?

by Paul Strauss
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Holiday season 2020 should be a good one for video gamers, with the impending release of next-gen consoles from both Sony and Microsoft. Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X pack graphics capabilities on par with many gaming PCs, so they need room for all of that hardware and cooling tech. We’re starting to get some perspective of just how much space these new consoles will take up in your living room cabinet.

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Now that we have official dimensions for both consoles, Keisawada, an illustrator in Japan, decided to create computer-generated models to put their sizes in perspective. The image above shows the relative sizes of a PS5 in vertical mode, an Xbox Series X, and a Nintendo Switch for comparison. When placed alongside each other, you can see that the PS5 towers over the others, while the Xbox Series X takes the prize for girth.

While it initially looks enormous next to that display, it turns out that’s a relatively small 32″ TV that they’re standing next to. Still, with the PS5 measuring 390mm x 260mm x 104mm (15.3″ x 10.23″ x 4.09″), it’s about 18% bigger by volume than the original PS3, which was known for its gargantuan size. The Xbox Series X is a bit shorter at 301mm (11.85″) high, but its portly 151mm x 151mm (5.94″ x 5.94″) footprint means its more than twice as thick as an Xbox One X.

If you’re interested in saving space, and you don’t care about a Blu-ray drive and physical game media, The PS5 Digital and Xbox Series S are smaller. The PS5 Digital isn’t much different in size from the regular PS5 at 390mm x 260mm x 92mm (15.3″ x 10.23″ x 3.62″). However, the Xbox Series S measures in at a downright svelte 305mm x 275mm x 53mm (12″ x 10.8″ x 2.08″), making it by far the smallest of the next-gen consoles at launch.

You can check out all of Keisawada’s comparison graphics below:

[via Hot Hardware]



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