You should start making space in your entertainment center – photos of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have popped up in journalists’ living rooms today and look huge.
While the Xbox Series S appears to be a slightly thicker version of the Xbox One X with a larger front, and therefore doesn’t take up too much space in your current setup, the larger sibling is a different story: 6 “x 6” 12 “The Xbox Series X is a serious beast and easily twice the size of several other consoles.
GameSpot was one of the outlets chosen to get a non-working “dummy”
The results are … well, almost weird, as GameSpot’s Michael Higham pointed out in several tweets:
Got my hands on the Xbox Series S and Series X prototypes! Sent by MicrosoftThese designs are SLICK, especially the S series! Did some size comparisons with the current generation and saw how they fit into my broken Ikea setup. Check my breakdown on @GameSpot: https://t.co/qE5eIvk66j pic.twitter.com/oM4l4XC5Vw September 10, 2020
Seriously check it out. And you need to be careful not to block the fan, as Higham points out:
Yes, still a bit thick, but you also need to make sure there is space on the right side (not like in this photo lol) as that is where the fan is located. pic.twitter.com/m9RnrLpYpmSeptember 10, 2020
How much space do you need exactly?
Having current generation consoles alongside the new consoles is very helpful in determining exactly how much storage we need for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
For example, we can see in some photos that the Xbox Series S is almost the same size as the PS4 Pro. The PS4 Pro looks just a hair bigger, but in terms of both new Xbox consoles, the Series S is 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X, according to Microsoft.
The best comparison for the Xbox Series X is, oddly enough, with the Nintendo Switch, as the width of the two consoles (with the Series X on the side) are pretty much the same. Of course, the X Series is way, much thicker than the Nintendo Switch and has the top grille that needs to be considered.
Good luck that it fits into your home entertainment center.