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Confirmed: The PS5 is the biggest game console in modern history

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When internet detectives revealed the PlayStation 5 was going to be huge, we were extremely amused — but even their fancy Photoshops couldn’t completely prepare us for how enormous the PS5 truly is.
Roughly half an hour after Sony finally revealed the next-gen console’s price and release date ($399 or $499, November 12th) the company released a full spec sheet that includes the console’s dimensions. And it’s a monster.
Quick, what’s the biggest console ever made? Did you say the original 2001 Xbox, or the VCR-sized original Xbox One? Perhaps the 60GB PS3, affectionately dubbed the “Phat”?
Wrong. The PS5 is bigger than all of them.

According to Sony, the PS5 is approximately 390mm (15.4 inches) tall, 260mm (10.24 inches) deep and 104mm (4.09 inches) wide, making it the single biggest game console you’ve probably ever heard of. The model without the disc drive? Same story, just 12 millimeters slimmer.
I plugged the numbers into CompareSizes.com to see how it stacks up to consoles that we’ve previously ridiculed for being absolute chonks:

From left to right: PS3 60GB, Xbox, Xbox One, PS5 Digital Edition, PS5Visualization: CompareSizes

There’s barely a comparison. The PS5 is so much bigger, you can’t even argue the 3D perspective throws off its actual size. I’m pretty sure you’d need to go back to the days of game machines with built-in CRT televisions, or computers like the Commodore 64, to get much bigger.
And boy oh boy is this box bigger than the new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S:

Notice that the 3D tool doesn’t line up the backs of each console. The PS5 is so much deeper than either Xbox.

I don’t even need to tell you which console is which. It’s plainly obvious. Remember when we were worried whether the new Xbox would fit in our entertainment centers?
Oh, and there’s one little tidbit I forgot to mention, which makes this even better: Sony isn’t including the PS5’s “largest projection” or optional base in those measurements, according to its press release.
See those yellow and blue boxes? Now imagine some fins sticking out the top of them.
Here’s a 3D visualization of all seven consoles whose dimensions I plugged in, if you want to spin them around yourself. And in case you’re wondering, the PS5 will also weigh 4.5kg, or about 10 pounds. Dropping the disc drive brings you down to 3.9kg or 8.6 pounds.
Mind you, I loved my 60GB PS3 despite its girth, and I doubt I’ll feel differently about the PS5. The rest of the spec sheet is pretty impressive, too!
I’ll leave it below so you can peruse.

PlayStation®5 Specifications
CPU
x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU
AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System Memory
GDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
SSD
825GB
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
Optical Drive
Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAV
BD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAV
BD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAV
DVD ~3.2xCLV
PS5 Game Disc
Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
Video Out
HDMI™ OUT port
Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio
“Tempest” 3D AudioTech
Dimensions
PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)
(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)
PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)
(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)
Weight
PS5: 4.5kg
PS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg
Power
PS5: 350W
PS5 Digital Edition: 340W
Input/Output
USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)
USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
Networking
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth® 5.1
DualSense™ Wireless Controller Specifications
Dimensions
Approx. 160mm x 66mm x 106mm (excludes largest projection) (width x height x depth)
Weight
Approx. 280g
Buttons
PS button, Create button, Options button,
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square),
R1/L1 button,
R2/L2 button (with Trigger Effect)
Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Touch Pad button, MUTE button
Touch Pad
2 Point Touch Pad, Capacitive Type, Click Mechanism
Motion Sensor
Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)
Audio
Built-in Microphone Array, Built-in Mono Speaker, Stereo Headset Jack
Output : 48kHz/16bit, Input : 24kHz/16bit
Feedback
Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Vibration (haptic feedback by dual actuators), Indicators (Light bar / Player indicator / MUTE status)
Ports
USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB), Stereo Headset Jack, Charging Terminals
Communication
Wireless
Bluetooth® Ver5.1
Wired
USB connection (HID, Audio)
Battery
Type
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Voltage
DC 3.65V
Capacity
1,560mAh

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Written by Mohit

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