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Xbox Series X vs PS5 Size Compared in Photos

Xbox Series X vs PS5 Size Compared in Photos - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 November 2020 / 2,145 Views

We are now two weeks away from the launch of the Xbox Series X and S, and a bit longer than that for the launch of the PlayStation 5. Now that many in the press have their hands on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 we are seeing photos comparing the two consoles side by side.

The Xbox Series X is 11.8 inches tall and 5.9 inches wide and deep, while the PlayStation 5 is 15.4 inches tall, 10.24 inches deep, and 4.09 inches wide. The entry-level next-generation console from Microsoft, the Xbox Series S, is far smaller than the other two consoles at 10.8 inches tall, 5.9 inches deep, and 2.5 inches wide. 

Check out pictures comparing the three consoles below via The Verge:

Xbox Series X vs PS5 Size Compared in Photos

Xbox Series X vs PS5 Size Compared in Photos

Xbox Series X vs PS5 Size Compared in Photos

Xbox Series X vs PS5 Size Compared in Photos

Xbox Series X vs PS5 Size Compared in Photos

Xbox Series X vs PS5 Size Compared in Photos

Xbox Series X vs PS5 Size Compared in Photos

The Xbox Series X and S will launch worldwide on November 10. The PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, and in the rest of the world on November 19. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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39 Comments

Mr Puggsly (on 27 October 2020)

If you're a person that travels with your console, I imagine that Series S looks appealing.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

I travel frequently, but I'm special case and plan around what I'll carry (I even carry a 32" TV for some of the places I go). For me if that was really important Switch would be the way to go, but certainly Series S is a very reasonable middle ground.

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trunkswd (on 27 October 2020)

That is why I am buying a Series S over Series X or PS5. Plus I don't have a 4K TV yet.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

Being sincere at this point in time if I didn't have a 4K I would probably be saving for the 8k being on reasonable price on the next couple years.

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Azzanation (on 27 October 2020)

@Don, i wouldn't worry about buying 8k TVs right now, their are better 4k displays out there with much more better features etc. 8k right now is nothing more than an over glorified 4k TV that is over priced and under featured.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

Well I'm not much worried (they are quite expensive) right now, my TV do HDR10 4k60fps or 1080p120Hz so I don't really need a new TV for this gen (well unless for media on 8k, which I think will be minimal). Just said that if I was without a 4k TV I would prefer to wait a little more to get a 8k TV instead (I try to be an earlier adopter within my budget range). But you are probably right that 8k TV now isn't real 8k, as much as those tvs that claim 120 or 240hz aren't real refresh rates.

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Mr Puggsly (on 27 October 2020)

@Don - For traveling the Switch obviously makes sense. However, Switch lacks the core library many want from Xbox and Playstation.

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Mr Puggsly (on 27 October 2020)

@trunkswd - Even on a 1080p TV I'm sure many Series X games will look noticeably better than Series S. But if it ultimately plays the same content and it looks good, its worth the price.

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hunter_alien (on 27 October 2020)

Nah, when I travel I can take my Switch with me. The library is rock-solid and I will always have a backlog on it. And for longer trips, I always take my gaming/work laptop with me. It can run any game tthe Xbox ecosystem has on offer. No need to move the PS4 or my future PS5 :-)

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Mr Puggsly (on 27 October 2020)

@hunter - I'm not denying Switch has a solid library, but it also lacks many of the AAA games people get hyped about and why Playstation and Xbox combined is much of the market. With that said, I like the Series S as a cheaper and smaller option to play many upcoming AAA titles.

Laptops are great, but the Series S is a fraction of the price for its capabilities. Frankly, it would be pretty cool if there was some sort of portable/laptop version of the Series S.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

Yep if someone really likes multiplats or don't love Nintendo first party, isn't that worried about the highest possible fidelity then sure the cheaper price, smaller size and Gamepass make Series S an attractive traveller option. Not for me for the reasons of loving Sony 1st party and not caring about big luggage, but certainly for many people.

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WoodenPints (on 27 October 2020)

The 3D renders made the PS5 look smaller the actual real console is massive.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

Next to the lead engineer doing the teardown it was humungous.

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Imaginedvl (on 27 October 2020)

Well. I actually prepared the room for both and both will fit perfectly within my new cabinet (will be on the side of the TV, not below). Top shelve with the Series X standing and my audio receiver and bottom shelve for the Sony one. So I'm fine with the hugeness of the console ;-)

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shikamaru317 (on 27 October 2020)

PS5 is quite huge, I'm honestly not sure if it will fit on my shelf. I think I might have to wait on PS5 Slim honestly.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

Probably will fit, but also there isn't much loss in waiting out.

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Hynad (on 27 October 2020)

My entertainment center already has spots reserved for both consoles. That being said, my PS4 Pro is moving out of it to go into my son’s room, which make enough room to accommodate one of the consoles.

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hiccupthehuman (on 27 October 2020)

I'll wait for a Slim design too

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siebensus4 (on 27 October 2020)

Wow, Xbox Series X looks kinda small compared to PS5...

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Jranation (on 27 October 2020)

The 2nd pic is just disgusting. The difference is insane.

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hunter_alien (on 27 October 2020)

Disgusting is a strong word IMO. I don't care personally as all my consoles end up either on a chair next to my TV or behnd the TV. Im a slouch...

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KratosLives (on 28 October 2020)

This might be my first console to be standing up, don't think I have room for laying it down.

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GoOnKid (on 28 October 2020)

Both are way too big for me. There are pictures comparing these to current gen consoles, which should give people a much better impression of the dimensions since we are already used to their sizes. I'm definitely not going to buy new furniture to fit them in. I expect a slim version and wait.

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GoOnKid (on 28 October 2020)

Edit: XSX would be ok for me.

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V-r0cK (on 27 October 2020)

I'm starting to dislike the Series S black circle. Why couldn't they just keep it all as one white piece and have holes cut out instead. I would think that would look way more sexier as a solid white box while the X is a solid black box.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

Without that ugly black circle it would probably be the prettier of the 3 consoles.

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JWeinCom (on 27 October 2020)

I don't mind the size as much as the look of it. The XBox X is just a plain box. It's not attractive, but it'll fit in with just about anything. The PS5 is just kind of odd looking and draws attention. Although, the version with black on the outside is better.

Of course, that's about the last thing I'll consider when I eventually buy one of them. Games and build quality (not breaking down) are the main concerns, followed by price, and everything else is nearly a non-factor.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

Sony was "bold" on the design of PS5. It really have people loving and hating, while MS safe approach on Series X have mostly mild liking or not liking without strong opposition to its appearance.

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JWeinCom (on 27 October 2020)

Dunno if people were really clamoring for a bolder video game console.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

Probably not. People may want bold decisions in features, innovation, etc, but haven't seem request for bolder HW design on terms of exterior.

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JWeinCom (on 27 October 2020)

That's my feeling. Although, I could go for something a little bit nicer looking than the Series X. The XBox 360 slim is IMO the best balance.

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Azzanation (on 27 October 2020)

Size isn't an issue for me, however i think they have borderlined there designs, its starting to get a little ridiculous. My biggest problem with the consoles is the lack of a Black option for both the Series S and PS5. There are many people with black entertainment areas, Speakers are black, TVs are Black and now you are going to have this one product standing out like a fly in milk. Sucks when watching movies or playing horror games in the dark and you have this one system trying to break the immersion with this white product sitting in-front of you. Its a petty thing however its not hard to make black an optional color. If they want to milk us with colored systems than their are plenty of colors in the rainbow to choose from, however Black and White should be the default universal choices, not white right now and 3 years later hies a black model that you have to buy again to suit your room/lounge. My 2 cents.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

Well I do think having a black standard option at launch would be good. But there are already companies selling black panels and other colors (not sure how much they will charge though), so if your only issue is the color that may be solved soon after launch (unless you want to wait for official versions, those I have no idea how long will take).

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Azzanation (on 27 October 2020)

The Black panels will be a high selling item i would think. However this doesn't solve the Series S problem. I also believe we shouldnt have to pay an extra cost for having black as an option, however its better than nothing i guess.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

Sure I agree.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

PS5 is far bigger on volume. But it doesn't look as big as numbers suggests when looking side by side. Haven't measured my cabinet yet, by I think it will have enough room for it standing down on it.

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EricHiggin (on 27 October 2020)

PS5 certainly looks quite a bit taller vertically, but horizontally it doesn't look near as long as you'd think compared to XBSX. The XBSS don't count because it's only 4TF so it better be really small. I'd guess most people will have their consoles horizontal, so the size difference shouldn't be near as noticeable. XBSX was clearly built to be as small as possible, period. With PS5 they clearly didn't care about size as much and were willing to sacrifice that somewhat for style. They all have their strong and weak points.

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DonFerrari (on 27 October 2020)

From the videos it seems like Series X could be even a little smaller, but possibly that would make the cooling a little worse so not worth it. For PS5 the engineer said they could have made it considerably smaller if used 2 fans or 2 boards but it would add cost to the product. So they basically had the tower design, and made it thiner in the top (probably to look smaller). And yes inside the cabinet you won't really notice it is that big.

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EricHiggin (on 27 October 2020)

I thought about that after my last message. Why no cabinet pics? I really think in a shelved cabinet that the PS5 will actually seem smaller than the XBSX when horizontal. Black is also more slimming in general.

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