We knew the PS5 was big, but it’s become abundantly clear that Sony’s next-gen console will monopolize your living space.
As can be seen from these scaled diagrams from online illustrator Keisawada – which puts the PS5 alongside other existing hardware, such as the Nintendo Switch – the PS5 comfortably towers above its rivals, and even dwarfs the Xbox Series X, which is 89mm shorter.
Whether the console is placed horizontally or vertically, the PS5 requires a serious amount of real estate. Not only is the console incredibly long, it is also surprisingly deep. Whichever orientation you choose, space is precious.
Xbox Series X (151x151x301mm) も 置 い て み た。 pic.twitter.com/Y9VDEkbokWSeptember 20, 2020
According to Sony, the PS5 is 390mm high x 260mm deep x 104mm wide, but this doesn’t take into account the console’s standard or “largest projection”. In comparison, the PS4 Pro is 327mm high x 295mm deep x 55m wide and the Xbox Series X is 301mm high x 151mm deep x 151mm wide.
Pre-orders for PS5 went live on Thursday, September 17, and the console promptly sold out around the world. Sony has since apologized for the lack of consumer notice and has promised more devices will be available soon. PlayStation 5 will be released on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, and November 19 in the UK and around the world.
Pre-orders for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders will go live tomorrow September 22. Microsoft’s next-gen consoles will be released worldwide on November 10.