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

When web detectives revealed the PlayStation 5 was going to be huge, we have been extraordinarily amused — however even their fancy Photoshops couldn’t utterly put together us for the way huge the PS5 actually is.

Roughly half an hour after Sony lastly revealed the next-gen console’s price and release date ($399 or $499, November 12th) the firm launched a full spec sheet that features the console’s dimensions. And it’s a monster.

Quick, what’s the biggest console ever made? Did you say the unique 2001 Xbox, or the VCR-sized unique Xbox One? Perhaps the 60GB PS3, affectionately dubbed the “Phat”?

Wrong. The PS5 is greater than all of them.

According to Sony, the PS5 is roughly 390mm (15.Four inches) tall, 260mm (10.24 inches) deep and 104mm (4.09 inches) vast, making it the single biggest game console you’ve in all probability ever heard of. The mannequin with out the disc drive? Same story, simply 12 millimeters slimmer.

I plugged the numbers into to see the way it stacks as much as consoles that we’ve beforehand ridiculed for being absolute chonks:

From left to proper: PS3 60GB, Xbox, Xbox One, PS5 Digital Edition, PS5
Visualization: CompareSizes

There’s barely a comparability. The PS5 is a lot greater, you’ll be able to’t even argue the 3D perspective throws off its precise measurement. I’m fairly certain you’d want to return to the days of game machines with built-in CRT televisions, or computer systems like the Commodore 64, to get a lot greater.

And boy oh boy is this field greater than the new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S:

Notice that the 3D device doesn’t line up the backs of every console. The PS5 is a lot deeper than both Xbox.

I don’t even must let you know which console is which. It’s plainly apparent. Remember after we have been frightened whether or not the new Xbox would match in our leisure facilities?

Oh, and there’s one little tidbit I forgot to say, which makes this even higher: Sony isn’t together with the PS5’s “largest projection” or non-compulsory base in these measurements, based on its press launch.

See these yellow and blue bins? Now think about some fins protruding the high of them.

Here’s a 3D visualization of all seven consoles whose dimensions I plugged in, if you wish to spin them round your self. And in case you’re questioning, the PS5 can even weigh 4.5kg, or about 10 kilos. Dropping the disc drive brings you down to three.9kg or 8.6 kilos.

Mind you, I beloved my 60GB PS3 regardless of its girth, and I doubt I’ll really feel otherwise about the PS5. The remainder of the spec sheet is fairly spectacular, too!

I’ll go away it beneath so you’ll be able to peruse.

PlayStation®5 Specifications


x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”

8 Cores / 16 Threads

Variable frequency, as much as 3.5 GHz


AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine

Ray Tracing Acceleration

Variable frequency, as much as 2.23 GHz (10.Three TFLOPS)

System Memory


448GB/s Bandwidth



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, as much as 100GB/disc

Video Out

HDMI™ OUT port

Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)


“Tempest” 3D AudioTech


PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x top x depth)

(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)

PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x top x depth)

(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)


PS5: 4.5kg

PS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg


PS5: 350W

PS5 Digital Edition: 340W


USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)

USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2

USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)


Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax

Bluetooth® 5.1

DualSense™ Wireless Controller Specifications


Approx. 160mm x 66mm x 106mm (excludes largest projection) (width x top x depth)


Approx. 280g


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 movement sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)


Built-in Microphone Array, Built-in Mono Speaker, Stereo Headset Jack

Output : 48kHz/16bit, Input : 24kHz/16bit


Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Vibration (haptic suggestions by twin actuators), Indicators (Light bar / Player indicator / MUTE standing)


USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB), Stereo Headset Jack, Charging Terminals



Bluetooth® Ver5.1


USB connection (HID, Audio)



Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery


DC 3.65V



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