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PS5 dwarfs the Xbox Series X in a size comparison

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The PlayStation 5 is coming, and hoo boy it’s a lot of console. While there’s been plenty of griping online about how much we’re being charged for one of these next-gen devices, there are a number of factors to consider: Mainly that it must cost a fortune to buy an airline ticket for the PS5 and fly it down to the bottom of the continent, seeing as how it’s big enough to be classified as an absolute unit.

Over at Taiwan’s National Communications Commission, photos of the PS5 were published and show just how big the console really is. Spoiler: Big. BIG!

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I hope you have an entertainment unit that can squeeze the biggest of console boys inside of it. On Twitter, illustrator and 3D modeller keisawada did a few mock-ups of the PS5 to provide more context as to how massive it is in comparison to other consoles that you’re likely to find in any household. It’s rendered context and it still makes my jaw drop:

As for why the PS5 is almost as big The Rock’s WWE ego? Well that’s all to do with it needing oodles of cooling to render all that next-gen graphical goodness in the quickest time possible. Back in June, Matt MacLaurin, the vice president of UX Design at PlayStation, explained in a post on LinkedIn that the PS5 runs hotter than a post-KFC Zinger Wings meal visit to the toilet:

This gen is little supercomputers. While the 7nm process delivers amazing heat performance for the power, the power is very extreme. This tech is still so fresh it throws a lot of heat so we need room to dissipate.

The PlayStation 5 is coming to South Africa on November 19, and if you were planning to get one on that day then good luck. They’re pretty much all sold out already, both the regular conjoined twin disc edition and its digital edition pal.

Last Updated: September 21, 2020

10 Comments

  1. “This tech is still so fresh it throws a lot of heat so we need room to dissipate” – Hmmmm, maybe I should wait for the eventual BLACK edition (to fit with the rest of my entertainment unit) where this is not as fresh anymore…

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  2. Original Heretic

    September 21, 2020 at 10:09

    Size matters…yet AGAIN!!

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  3. Mark Treloar

    September 21, 2020 at 10:09

    “Dwarfs” is a little bit of an exaggeration, thats like saying 5″11 vs 6 foot is a dwarf?

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      September 21, 2020 at 13:06

      If you follow some guys online (who talk about dating), you would swear they think 5″11 is basically 5″2

      As a 4″ 5 man who identifies as trans-tall, I just laugh at them.

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  4. Iskape

    September 21, 2020 at 11:20

    These are consoles I’ll definitely be lying on their longest side. Now I’m just hoping to see if I can get my XSX tomorrow at 09h00. I’m hoping more people went for the PS5, so I won’t be fighting with too many people, because the PS5 sold out uber fast.

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  5. Pieter Kruger

    September 21, 2020 at 11:20

    ….almost half a meter standing up….

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  6. MechMachine

    September 21, 2020 at 11:48

    I caught wind of some news about some leaks about the variable frequencies of the PS5 gpu/cpu that were actually really disparaging. I saw it on Red Gaming Tech. It made it seem like the the speeds were dropping off dramatically on the CPU or the GPU when the other was being fully utilized. Naturally, common sense prevailed and this was thoroughly debunked. Thank goodness we have channels Like Red Gaming Tech who are very smart and can explain the technology to us in a manner that makes it easy to understand.

    This leads to my next point. Why are people hell bent on doing this ? It is my understanding that the tweet has since been removed, damage done, goal achieved, This person has spread misinformation. Not everyone will strive to be informed.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      September 22, 2020 at 07:59

      Why do people spread rumours about vaccines not working, bill gates trying to chip us or trump being competent?

      The world is full of assholes who think it’s funny

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    • Gavin Mannion

      September 22, 2020 at 07:59

      Why do people spread rumours about vaccines not working, bill gates trying to chip us or trump being competent?

      The world is full of assholes who think it’s funny

      Reply

  7. Son of Banana Jim

    September 21, 2020 at 13:06

    Sometimes you just have to kill a man with a behemoth console!

    Reply

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