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Console size comparison

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It has been posted before but here is the accurate size comparison:

Windows Central has a 3D comparison of the console sizes which you can move around with your mouse here:

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-ser ... comparison

It is a bit bigger than the Launch model PS3 or original XBox One.

I think it would be more on an issue for the Japanese (the twitter user that posted those mockup images) because they tend to live
in cramped apartment spaces, and smaller house sizes due to small land mass and overpopulation in Japan.

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Who actually puts their consoles vertically?

I use TV stands with open space all around and lay the consoles down flat horizontally like a normal electronic device instead of a desktop tower.
For my active secondary consoles I have them next to my desktop pc on a large PC desk.
Even with the stands to hold the consoles vertically, I would be warry of knocking them over so I've never stood them up vertically.

It seems both Xbox Series X and PS5 vent out the air to the right side when laying down flat horizontally
So maybe I would have to put them on separate shelves depending on the intensity of the air outflow.

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XFactor11 wrote: I think it would be more on an issue for the Japanese (the twitter user that posted those mockup images) because they tend to live
in cramped apartment spaces, and smaller house sizes due to small land mass and overpopulation in Japan.
So the solution is to find a way to reduce population in Japan. Got any ideas?
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Yeah I saw those comparisons. But it's nice to see them in reference to a TV as well. Once I got over the cool factor of vertical consoles years ago, I always keep them horizontal.
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XFactor11 wrote:
I think it would be more on an issue for the Japanese (the twitter user that posted those mockup images) because they tend to live
in cramped apartment spaces, and smaller house sizes due to small land mass and overpopulation in Japan.
It's not overpopulation, just high population density. Very common across Europe and Asia.

People in Australia, the US and Canada live in the largest homes in the world.
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XFactor11 wrote: Who actually puts their consoles vertically?
First off thanks for the comparison. Didn't realize how big the ps5 is compared to the ps4. Even the XSX is huge.

I have my ps4 in a vertical position. Tbh the only reason I have it vertically is show off my Darth Vader decal that's on it. I have the starwars battlefront edition ps4. Otherwise I'd probably put it horizontal. With the size of the ps5 though, I may continue to put it vertically though.
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Vertical may be the only feasible option for the PS5 for a lot of people. It's just massive. It might just have to be put to the side of the TV, or on the floor next to a media centre.

This is the top down view. PS5 also has a lot of depth.
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The PS5 is massive, it even dwarfs the original XB1 which was massive.

I think people are going to be legitimately surprised by how big this thing is when they bring it in their home. Thanks to its size and its unique design It's going to stick out like a sore thumb if you can't hide it in an A/V rack.
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Err it's 15", people are acting like its 3 feet tall. If people could fit a PS3 or an Xbox One original then they will fit this. If you could only use vertical orientation then maybe it would matter.

Frankly I would rather they went bigger for better heat dissipation. Large, cool, quiet > small, hot, noisy

The Series X is pretty chunky itself, almost the size of my A/V receiver but again I would rather they went that way.

These things have basically become gaming PCs for the living room, it's going to get increasingly difficult to deliver the sort of power they promised in a box the size of the X1X.
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SpicYMchaggis wrote: The PS5 is massive, it even dwarfs the original XB1 which was massive.

I think people are going to be legitimately surprised by how big this thing is when they bring it in their home. Thanks to its size and its unique design It's going to stick out like a sore thumb if you can't hide it in an A/V rack.
It's big for a console, but let's not get melodramatic here. It's still smaller than any A/V receiver, and those fit easily in any standard entertainment stand.
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Let's be honest, they're gonna release a slim at some point and they need to give people a reason to buy it beyond just expanded storage space because it already comes with almost 1 TB. I doubt they go for the mess that is a PS4 vs PS4 Pro again so one of the biggest incentives they can give people is size. This is why I think they made the current one so big. Even look at those white things on the top/bottom, they seem like they add unnecessary size/length to the console compared to the black portion. I don't even think this thing would fit on my sizable desk shelves without a chunk of it sticking out.
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Talamasca wrote: It's big for a console, but let's not get melodramatic here. It's still smaller than any A/V receiver, and those fit easily in any standard entertainment stand.
Once you fit it in your a/v stand you'll forget about it and it won't really matter. But I do think if you have this open under your TV it will really stand out like a sore thumb. Its huge, not really very nice looking but also unique enough that it'll attract a lot of attention.

I just don't think people will realize how truly big this is until they get it into their house and compare it with their other consoles.
I still have an OG Xbox One that I move between rooms occasionally and its absolute unit compared to the Xbox One X/S and the PS4 and this is bigger than that (however that also had a massive powerbrick to deal with)

I think the Series X has a similar problem as its very wide and looks sort of funny on its side because it doesn't have much depth and personally I just don't stand my console up because again it sort of draws some unwanted attention to it.

Anyways none of this stuff really matters all that much to me, its a gaming device first and foremost not a living room decoration but just fun to discuss.
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SpicYMchaggis wrote: Once you fit it in your a/v stand you'll forget about it and it won't really matter. But I do think if you have this open under your TV it will really stand out like a sore thumb. Its huge, not really very nice looking but also unique enough that it'll attract a lot of attention.

I just don't think people will realize how truly big this is until they get it into their house and compare it with their other consoles.
I still have an OG Xbox One that I move between rooms occasionally and its absolute unit compared to the Xbox One X/S and the PS4 and this is bigger than that (however that also had a massive powerbrick to deal with)

I think the Series X has a similar problem as its very wide and looks sort of funny on its side because it doesn't have much depth and personally I just don't stand my console up because again it sort of draws some unwanted attention to it.

Anyways none of this stuff really matters all that much to me, its a gaming device first and foremost not a living room decoration but just fun to discuss.
Also consider Canada Post is going to have a tough time getting these out to everyone on launch. Most posties will likely tag it at the depot and not even attempt delivery due to size and weight. Angry Face
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PHuth2 wrote: Let's be honest, they're gonna release a slim at some point and they need to give people a reason to buy it beyond just expanded storage space because it already comes with almost 1 TB. I doubt they go for the mess that is a PS4 vs PS4 Pro again so one of the biggest incentives they can give people is size. This is why I think they made the current one so big. Even look at those white things on the top/bottom, they seem like they add unnecessary size/length to the console compared to the black portion. I don't even think this thing would fit on my sizable desk shelves without a chunk of it sticking out.
I highly doubt this will come any time soon ... it is built on 7nm chip die and this has just been release this year with AMD Ryzen. They'll have to use IPC to get the transistor numbers down. Still possible with Zen3 and Big Navi ... but with the RTX3000 series shortages, BIG NAVI will probably have to fill some of the PC Video Cards ... supposedly AMD 6000 XT. Maybe this will be the last console before everyone uses the online gaming like Stadia, Geforce Now, PS Now, etc ...
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Whoa the PS5 is much bigger than I thought. Considering the size of current GPUs I don't think the PS5 or XSX will get any smaller size refresh for a good 3 years at least. Which is about the same timeframe when we compare the PS4 at launch in 2013 to the PS4 Slim release in 2016. I'm going to wait it out but may change my mind depending on how the PS5 backwards compatibility works.
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SpicYMchaggis wrote: The Series X looks way better placed horizontally on your AV rack than I though it would be
Yeah that was always my plan, and thankfully my Ikea Stockholm unit has removable shelves so I can fit it in there, with ample room for ventilation on the sides. I may consider drilling holes in the back though just to be sure.
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When you do a direct comparison it really shows the difference. I can't believe how dated the last gen was.



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frugal69 wrote: I highly doubt this will come any time soon ... it is built on 7nm chip die and this has just been release this year with AMD Ryzen. They'll have to use IPC to get the transistor numbers down. Still possible with Zen3 and Big Navi ... but with the RTX3000 series shortages, BIG NAVI will probably have to fill some of the PC Video Cards ... supposedly AMD 6000 XT. Maybe this will be the last console before everyone uses the online gaming like Stadia, Geforce Now, PS Now, etc ...
Mulder and Scully wrote: Whoa the PS5 is much bigger than I thought. Considering the size of current GPUs I don't think the PS5 or XSX will get any smaller size refresh for a good 3 years at least. Which is about the same timeframe when we compare the PS4 at launch in 2013 to the PS4 Slim release in 2016. I'm going to wait it out but may change my mind depending on how the PS5 backwards compatibility works.
Hmm interesting, thanks for the info.

The size of the PS5 is my only issue with it and I was thinking about just waiting it out for the eventual PS5 Slim, but if it's gonna be another 3 years or so before that happens, screw that, we only live once. Anyone wanna buy a PS4 Slim?

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