Yesterday we came across more pictures of Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 5 console, specially designed to qualify at the FCC and Taiwan’s NCC – and frankly, it’s more than a little bit piggy. Insults were directed at the Xbox Series X when it was exposed with a fist, and people pointed to its towering monolithic design. But the PlayStation 5 and its PlayStation 5 Digital Edition sibling are taking things to a whole new level and even dwarfing Microsoft’s next Xbox.
While yesterday we presented pictures and dimensions of two PlayStation 5 consoles, those two aspects of the consoles don̵
The Xbox Series X definitely still looks clunky, especially when compared to the Xbox Series S and even the PlayStation 4 Pro, but seeing the console next to the PlayStation 5 is unsettling. The PlayStation 5 is slightly narrower than the Xbox Series S, but it towers above its immediate competition. And when the PlayStation 5 is laid on its side, it takes up a lot of space.
If you are already short of space in your entertainment center or TV stand, the PlayStation 5 may not be a good option for you. The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, which lacks a Blu-ray drive, is only slightly narrower and just as big. So don’t expect any relief.
The really amusing part of all of this is how all of the next generation consoles dwarf the Nintendo Switch. It’s not exactly a fair comparison, considering that the Nintendo Switch is a current generation console and has performance comparable to that of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. But it’s still pretty weird to see how dainty it appears.
PlayStation 5 pre-orders started a day ahead of schedule last Wednesday and immediately turned into a disaster as the initial inventory ran out within minutes. Sony apologized for the fiasco and promised that more pre-orders will be available in the coming days and the console series will officially launch on November 12thth.
For the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, pre-orders for both consoles will open on Tuesday, September 22ndnd, with an official launch on November 10thth.
(Pictures, photo credit: @keisawada via Twitter)