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Xbox Just Threw Serious Shade At The PlayStation 5 Over Its Size

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Xbox Just Threw Serious Shade At The PlayStation 5 Over Its Size

I'm sure it can't have escaped your attention that the PlayStation 5 is an absolute unit of a console. All of the photos, size comparisons, and hands-on previews released so far confirm that Sony's next-gen machine is one of the largest consoles of all-time - certainly a hell of a lot beefier than any PlayStation console on record.

As such, it's become something of an easy target among fans and critics alike. Don't get me wrong, I love PlayStation and Xbox equally, but there's no getting around the fact that the PS5 is comically big, and deserves to be taken the piss out of for that. By the same token, the Xbox Series X deserves to be ripped because it resembles a fridge. Next-gen ugliness is universal, y'all.

Having (hopefully) established that I'm not trying to start some kind of boring argument over which console is better, I'd like to draw your attention to an incredible social media post from Xbox Taiwan that makes fun of the PS5 in a wonderfully subtle way. Take a look below, courtesy of Xbox News over on Twitter.

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Do you see it? Don't worry if not, it took me a few seconds to get it. What Xbox Taiwan has very sneakily done is take a shot at the PlayStation 5's size by placing the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S by a window overlooking a building that looks suspiciously like Sony's console. It's an expert-level troll that you have to appreciate, regardless of whether your consider yourself Team Xbox or Team PlayStation. I consider myself Team Fun, and we're winning by some distance.

This isn't the first time Xbox has thrown shade at PlayStation this gen, and I'm sure it won't be the last. Just last month Microsoft made fun of Sony over the PlayStation 5's admittedly disastrous pre-order announcement and rollout. of course, Microsoft had to eat humble pie roughly one week later when its own pre-orders were handled with all the grace of a drunk wee in a pub car park.

It's all just a bit of fun on Microsoft's end of course, and nobody is trying to start another boring console war. I'd like to think we're all past that in 2020 - or at least we should be. Still, I'm all for the occasional petty jab between the two every now and again - it's entertaining, if nothing else.

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft/Sony

Topics: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

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