How Big Are the Next-Gen Consoles?

How Big Are the Next-Gen Consoles?
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Buying a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X is going to be a big investment — and not just monetarily. Not only will these consoles set you back a few hundred bucks (at least), they’ll also take up a lot of physical space in your room.

Illustrator and Twitter user @Keisawada created mock-ups showing how large the PS5, PS5 Digital, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S actually are:

Keisawada included the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and commonly-sized TVs as reference.

These boxes will be big.

Given industry trends over the last several years, it’s likely we’ll see smaller, sleeker PS5s and Xbox Series Xs in the future. Some gamers may take that as (yet another) excuse to wait to upgrade, but it’ll be a while before smaller iterations of either console are announced (if ever), and it is possible new models could be even larger — the PS4 Pro was larger than the original PS4, after all.

If you’re used to storing massive desktop gaming PCs, neither the PS5 or Xbox Series X should give you pause. But if you’re accustomed to the smaller footprints of last generation’s hardware, it’s time break out that measuring tape. To help you plan out your new setup, here are the specific dimensions for each new console, starting with the PS5.

PS5 and PS5 Digital dimensions

  • PS5: 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (roughly 15.4 inches x 4 inches x 10.2 inches), and 4.5kg
  • PS5 Digital: 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (roughly 15.4 inches x 3.6 inches x 10.2 inches), and 3.9kg

Those figures don’t include the full height of the PS5’s weird “fin” protrusions, meaning you could easily need 16 inches of headroom or more for this thing. In fact, based on Keisawada’s mock-ups, if the PS5 will be nearly as tall a 30-inch TV when standing upright. Plan accordingly.

Xbox Series X and Series S dimensions

  • Xbox Series X: 301mm x 151mm x 151mm (11.85 inches x 5.94 inches x 5.94 inches), and 3.81kg
  • Xbox Series S: 275mm x 151mm x 63.5mm (10.82 inches x 5.94 inches x 2.5 inches), and 2.9kg

The Xbox Series X and Series S are more manageable compared to the PS5 juggernaut, but the X is going to take up a lot of room, too. The Series S should more or less slot neatly in place of your Xbox One or Xbox One X, but the Series X will clearly need a lot more room.

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