We’ve heard a lot about how the PlayStation 5 is going to be a big console, but some brand new close-up images have given us a better idea of how big it actually is.
The images of Sony’s PS5, published (via The edge) from the Taiwan National Communications Commission (NCC), shows that the console sits horizontally next to some rulers, as well as with its detachable base. It’s safe to say it’s not small.
Sony already had the measurements for the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition in one PlayStation blog post before these images are discovered. According to Sony, the standard console, excluding the base and largest protrusion, is approximately 390mm wide, 104mm high and 260mm deep, while the digital edition measures approximately 390mm, 92mm and 260mm.
Wide and big
While these measurements already made it clear that the PS5 will be the largest PlayStation console to date, having in-the-wild images like this one and the numbers makes it a lot easier to imagine what the console will look like. some of your entertainment set up before committing to pre-orders.
Neither of the next-gen consoles are particularly small, and both can be a bit clunky when it comes to organizing your entertainment console. When landscape horizontally, the Xbox Series X measures 301mm wide, 151mm high, and 151mm deep, making it much narrower than the PS5, but definitely thicker. When placed vertically, however, the slimmer PS5 towers above the Series X with its height.
Regardless of the positioning, when it comes to the depth of both consoles, the PS5 takes up the most space, so it’s probably worth bringing a tape measure to your shelves, just like the TechRadar team has done. However, if you’re more inclined towards an Xbox, Microsoft has made it possible to create your own life size paper replica of the upcoming consoles so you can plan your space.
It has already been suggested that the size of the PS5 is due in part to its complex cooling system, which has yet to be revealed in detail. After the console’s divisive design was first revealed, PlayStation’s VP of UX Design, Matt MacLaurin, responded to a question about why it’s so much bigger than the PS4 on LinkedIn:
‘Thermals. These genes are tiny supercomputers. While the 7nm process delivers amazing heat performance for the power, the power is very extreme. “
The PS5 will launch in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico and South Korea on November 12, and will be available to the rest of the world on November 19.