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PlayStation 5 Original Design Was Even Bigger Than The Unit We Have Today

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PlayStation 5 Original Design Was Even Bigger Than The Unit We Have Today

The PlayStation 5 is big. You know it. I know it. There's no getting around the fact that it's a truly mighty unit of a console - and that's fine. I for one will welcome by chunky new son with open arms when it arrives at my house on November 19th, and I expect you all to do the same.

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As it turns out, however, the PlayStation 5 was nearly even bigger than it actually is, which I assume means it was roughly the size of a small child and might have crushed household pets if knocked over. According to PlayStation 5 designer Yujin Morisawa, the next-gen console has been shrunk down from its original drawings.

It's kind of funny that engineering actually told me it's too big," Morisawa said in an interview with The Washington Post. "So, I actually had to shrink it down a little bit from the first drawing. I knew it was going to be large because I know how much power there was going to be, so I knew how much airflow you would need and how much space for a heat sink, We wanted to get it much smaller, so it's the perfect size right now."

PlayStation 5 / Credit: Sony
PlayStation 5 / Credit: Sony
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Morisawa added that if the PS5 were any smaller, there would less airflow. This, he explained, would undoubtedly "disturb" players using the PS5 as it gasped and spluttered for cool air. This isn't the first time Sony has explained the size of the console is partly down to the advanced cooling system that's been designed to keep the PS5 cool and quiet, and that's a fair tradeoff in my eyes.

So there we have it. Yes, the PlayStation 5 is likely to be the largest console you've ever owned and absolutely dwarfs all previous PlayStation units - including the PS3. Yes, you might struggle to find somewhere for it in your house. But as long as you make sure it's somewhere where it can actually get air and not, for example, tucked into a small plastic case, you should be absolutely fine.

I embrace the console's size, and I can't wait to have it in my house in just over a week. Until then, why don't you kick back and check out our PlayStation 5 review? We liked it a lot... obviously.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation 5, Next-Gen, News

Ewan Moore
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