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PS5 size comparison: PlayStation 5 towers over the Xbox Series X and even looks down on the king-sized PS3

The supposed PS5 looks much larger than the Xbox Series X console. (Image source: Reddit - u/xVespidx)
The supposed PS5 looks much larger than the Xbox Series X console. (Image source: Reddit - u/xVespidx)
New attempts at estimating the PS5’s measurements have surfaced recently, with a general picture starting to form in regard to the size of Sony’s next-gen console. Using the disc drive and USB ports as reference points, it’s clear to see that the PlayStation 5 towers over the competition, including the Xbox Series X and the not unsubstantial PS3.

Plenty of PS5 fans have been debating the potential size of the next-gen console, especially since both the official hardware reveal and the recent leak of what is widely believed to be a genuine production model of the PlayStation 5. A recent attempt by LetsGoDigital utilizing renders created by Snoreyn has offered up what could be the likely dimensions of the hardware.

The source concludes that the PS5 will measure about 14.9 in x 12.2 in x 3.9 in (38 cm x 31 cm x 10 cm), which makes the console considerably taller than its main rival, the Xbox Series X. The latter console from Microsoft measures in at 11.85 in x 5.9 in x 5.9 in (30.1 cm x 15.1 cm x 15.1 cm), making it shorter and considerably more compact than the PS5.

The latest estimate fits in with many other recent guesses at the PS5 size; and comparisons with other consoles, based on disc drive size and USB ports, can be seen in the images below. A height of 15 in/38 cm appears to be the most popular prediction, especially when compared to the king-sized PS3 that hits a height of 12.8 in/32.5 cm. LetsGoDigital opines that the PS5 without its support stand might be 14.1 in/36 cm tall.

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PS5/XSX size comparison. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
PS5/XSX size comparison. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
PS5/XSX size comparison. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
PS5/XSX size comparison. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
PS5 size comparison. (Image source: Reddit - u/GREBO7)
PS5 size comparison. (Image source: Reddit - u/GREBO7)

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LetsGoDigital (in Dutch) & Reddit (1/2) & @EvilBoris

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-07- 3 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.