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PlayStation 5 Size Comparisons Make The Other Consoles Look Alarmingly Small

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PlayStation 5 Size Comparisons Make The Other Consoles Look Alarmingly Small

A number of media outlets and and influencers finally have their hands on the PlayStation 5, and have been busy sharing all kinds of new information on the next-gen console. We know how the DualSense controller really feels in our hands, how heavy the console is, what comes in the box, and all kinds of other weird things that gamers get excited about for some reason.

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Of course what most of us really wanted to know was just how big the PS5 is compared to other consoles. Previous videos from Sony made it look like a pretty chunky lad, sure, but now that journalists are able to compare it with previous PlayStation consoles? It's so much bigger than we'd expected it to be. Is it too big? That's up to you. I'll happily find a space underneath the TV for my hefty son, that's for sure.

A wonderful new video from GameXplain places the disc-based version of PS5 next to a PS4 Pro, Switch, Xbox One X, and a bunch of classic consoles to show just how ridiculously large the next-gen hardware really is. You could comfortable stack most of Nintendo's home consoles on top of one another and it still wouldn't be as tall as the PS5.

Check out the video below, or via this link right here.

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But why exactly is the console such a humungous chungus? According to Sony, it all comes down to the console's advanced cooling system, which has been designed to make sure that the PS5 can run even the most demanding games quietly, like an angel gliding across a lake. This comes as a welcome relief to those of us who are sick of the incredible noise made by the PS4 fan, which sounds more like an angel farting into a megaphone.

I don't know about you guys, but if a quieter console means a slightly bigger console, I'm more than happy to make that trade.

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We'll have our own PlayStation 5 content coming later today, including an unboxing and - most likely - some size comparisons. If you want to see what the console looks like compared whatever random crap my colleague happens to have lying around his flat, be sure to tune in later on Facebook.

Featured Image Credit: GameXplain/Geoff Keighley

Topics: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

Ewan Moore
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