Colossal Console: Sony PlayStation 5 Looks Massive In Measurement Photos

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Is bigger always better? This appears to be the philosophy that Sony has adopted for its next generation console. It was recently revealed that the PlayStation 5 is the largest console in recent history and the real-life photos only emphasize its massive size.

Photos of the PlayStation 5 were taken by the Taiwan National Communications Commission (NCC). These photos were later shared on Twitter by Roberto Serrano. The photos feature the PlayStation 5 and its various retail box contents being measured. The measurements of the PlayStation 5 are no longer a mystery, but the photos truly highlight the behemoth.

The PlayStation 5 is 390 millimeters x 104 millimeters x 260 millimeters or roughly 15.4 inches x 4.1 inches x 10.2 inches. The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition does not have a disk drive and therefore is ever so slightly smaller. It is approximately 390 x 92 x 260mm or 15.4 x 3.62 x 10.23 in. Neither the published size of the PlayStation 5 nor PlayStation 5 Digital Edition include the detachable base. It is unfortunately a bit difficult to determine the exact size of the base from the Taiwan NCC’s photos, but the photo has been included for you to form your own estimates.

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The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition easily dwarf their predecessors. The PlayStation 4 measures 305 x 53 x 275 mm (12 x 2.09 x 10.8 in) and the PlayStation 4 Slim is 288 x 39 x 265 mm (11.3 x 1.54 x 10.4 in.) Even the heftier PlayStation 4 Pro still only measures at 327 x 55 x 295 mm (12.9 x 2.17 x 11.6 in.) The PlayStation 5 is quite a bit wider than the PlayStation 4 Pro, although their depth and height are similar. 

The biggest question is perhaps then how the PlayStation 4 compares to its competitors, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The Xbox Series X is approximately 151 x 151 x 301 mm (5.94 x 5.94 x 11.85 inches), while the Xbox Series S measures 151 x 65 X 275 mm (5.94 x 2.56 x 10.83 in.) Interestingly, the weights of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are nearly identical. The PlayStation 5 weighs 4.5 kg (9.92 pounds) and the Xbox Series X weighs 4.45 kg (9.8 pounds).

Are these measurements significant? If you are already a dedicated PlayStation or Xbox fan, these numbers may mean very little to you. Many players have already selected their next generation console based off of a wide variety of pre-existing preferences.
However, these measurements may be important to those who want to purchase a new console, but have yet to make a selection. Will the PlayStation 5 be a popular choice with those living in smaller apartments or tiny college dormitories? Parents who are purchasing a holiday gift for their children may also be thrown off by the console’s size. Those who are concerned about space may want to opt instead for the Xbox Series X or even smaller Xbox Series S.

At the very least, the prices between the new consoles are similar. It was recently revealed that the PlayStation 5 will ring in at $499 USD and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will cost $399 USD. The Xbox Series X will also be $499 USD, while the Xbox Series S will cost $299 USD. It is believed that the PlayStation 5 was originally supposed to cost quite a bit more than Xbox Series X, but Sony has lowered the price to remain competitive.

Photos from the Taiwan NCC