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Sony’s official PS5 specs confirm the console is an absolute unit

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The biggest PlayStation ever

A render of the PlayStation 5 and the PS5 Digital Edition, cropped to focus on the top of the consoles. Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment

The PlayStation 5 will be Sony’s largest console ever, according to official system specifications released on Thursday, confirming speculation from fans that the next-gen PlayStation will be just absolutely massive.

Here are the official dimensions of the standard PlayStation 5 and the discless Digital Edition of the console, as revealed via the PlayStation Blog:

PlayStation 5

  • Width: 15.35 inches (390 mm)
  • Depth: 10.23 inches (260 mm)
  • Height: 4.09 inches (104 mm)

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

  • Width: 15.35 inches (390 mm)
  • Depth: 10.23 inches (260 mm)
  • Height: 3.62 inches (92 mm)

Sony notes that those dimensions do not factor in the size of the included base, which will give the PS5 a larger footprint when standing upright.

Weighing in at 9.92 pounds (4.5 kg), the PlayStation 5 is also the second-heaviest PlayStation to date, behind the weighty launch-model PlayStation 3, which weighed 11 pounds (5 kg). The PS5 Digital Edition is a bit lighter at 8.60 pounds (3.9 kg).

Console shoppers will need to clear plenty of space on their shelves and TV stands, especially if they’re also buying an Xbox Series X this November. The higher-end next-gen Xbox measures 5.94 inches wide, 5.94 inches deep, and 11.85 inches high (15.1 cm by 15.1 cm by 30.1 cm). It’s a heavy one too: 9.81 pounds (4.45 kg).

Fortunately, for space-conscious consumers, Microsoft also has the cheaper Xbox Series S, which is almost 60% smaller than the Series X. In a vertical orientation, the Xbox Series S measures 10.8 inches (275 mm) tall, 5.9 inches (151 mm) deep, and 2.5 inches (63.5mm) wide.

So yes, the PlayStation 5 is big. Easily the biggest modern console to date. Might want to find the right spot for it before launch — if you manage to secure a pre-order, that is.