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PlayStation 5 Slim Model Is Less Than Half The Size Of The OG PS5

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PlayStation 5 Slim Model Is Less Than Half The Size Of The OG PS5

It won't have escaped your attention that the PlayStation 5 is a real chungus. A hefty lad. A big boy. A whopping great plumpster.

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We understand why Sony's new-gen console is so comically large, of course: there's a lot going on there. Between all the new-gen bells and whistles, plus the need to make sure the thing stays cool while it's powering games like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and one of the other three PlayStation 5-exclusive games that have actually been released in the last two years, it need the room.

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But does it need that much room? That's not for me to say, but there are definitely those who feel the PlayStation 5 doesn't need to be quite as large as it is.

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There are rumours that Sony is currently working on an enhanced PlayStation 5 Pro model that, if anything, sounds even more powerful - and will likely be even bigger.

What about those of us who miss that corner of our living room that's now dominated by a chunky white monolith? Won't somebody help us and offer up a smaller model, already?

YouTuber DIY Perks has heard these cries, and has challenged himself to make the smallest PlayStation 5 possible.

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Proudly claiming to have built the "world's first PlayStation 5 Slim", DIY Perks has rather remarkably managed to cram everything that makes the PS5 what it is into a ridiculously small case that's just 2cm in height. Take a look at the building process below!

DIY Perks has made use of some really clever tricks to get the PS5 guts into such a wee case, obviously. Most notably, he stripped away most of the console's sizeable cooling systems in favour of a new, external water system that he rigs up to a power brick that's much easier to keep out of sight.

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Whether or not that's cheating is up to you, but as far as I'm concerned he achieved what he set out to do. The console itself is, undeniably, a much slimmer model. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if it meant I could have a PS5 that didn't take up 50% of my TV stand.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation 5, Sony

Ewan Moore
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