Sony has finally unveiled the design of its new PlayStation 5 console. However, the company has not yet provided all the details of the machine, including its dimensions. We did the math, and it's not so compact.

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Sony has finally unveiled the design of its new PlayStation 5 console. However, the company has not yet provided all the details of the machine, including its dimensions. We did the math, and it's not so compact.
Sony has finally unveiled the design of its new PlayStation 5 console. However, the company has not yet provided all the details of the machine, including its dimensions. We did the math, and it's not so compact.



Like Microsoft in December last year, Sony decided to present the design of its PlayStation 5 without revealing all the details. The company noticeably lowered the size of the car. Therefore, we must determine the size of the console, and, fortunately, with a few small tips, you can make a calculation.


ATTACHED CONSOLE
The first thing you need is a good front view of the console, without a single varying degree of orientation, which will affect the perspective. As we saw during the presentation of the PlayStation 5 design, Sony has integrated the classic USB-A port on the front panel. This is where we find the opportunity to do math.

Indeed, the USB Type-A port has very precise dimensions to ensure the compatibility of peripheral devices and therefore has dimensions of 12 mm x 4.5 mm. This allows us to calculate the image scale, and therefore the size of the console. According to our calculations, when installed in an upright position, the PlayStation 5 is approximately 37.3 cm high and approximately 13 cm wide when measured at the base (or slightly less than 10 cm). Blue-ray player). Also note that if the PS5 Digital Edition is better on its own, as the Blu-ray player disappears from the side, the base is always the same size, and therefore the space saved does not make the console less bulky in the living room.


XBOX X SERIES MORE COMPACT
Since its introduction, we now have the official dimensions of the Xbox X series: 30 cm in height, for a square base of 15 x 15 cm. Thanks to the USB Type-A port on two consoles, we were able to scale them to compare them next to each other.


Then we realize that the Xbox Series X is ultimately quite compact compared to its direct competitor. The difference mainly lies in the profile of the two machines, where Microsoft seems to suggest its very industrial design, faced with a more subtle appearance for the PlayStation.

However, it is not possible to know the depth of the console at this time.
The shape of the console definitely doesn't help scale the calculations. It still seems deeper than the 15 cm Xbox Series X.


THE BIGGEST CONSOLE OF ALL TIME?
Reddit GREB07 went even further by comparing the apparent dimensions of the PlayStation 5 with other consoles starting with the PlayStation 3.


We can see that the PlayStation 5 is even bigger than the first PlayStation 3 or Xbox One model of 2013, but both of them are considered especially large consoles.

Now it remains to find out the official size of the console, but especially its interior design. It is he who better understands why the console is so big. The console can benefit from a large cooling system to ensure its noiselessness. This is all the more important for the PlayStation 5, as Sony pays great attention to the sound quality in its games.