When the PlayStation 5 was revealed last night and although reactions to the games were overwhelmingly positive the design of the new console was a little more contentious. Some praised the curvy design, other’s hated it, rather like when the PlayStation 3 was revealed in all it’s chunky goodness.
There were also a few comments about the size of the beast, the new 4K blu ray drive slot looked very small in comparison to the rest of the console and now a clever bean on the internet has matched up the size of the PS5 drive with those on previous consoles so we can all see just what a chunkster the PlayStaton 5 is.
Here’s the first image showing all the blu-ray drives lined up and equal size.
The images of the consoles have then been lined up with their base on the same level which shows the size of the PlayStation 5 in comparison to consoles you already own.
We can see the Ps5 is over twice the thickness of the PS4 and roughly the same as a PS3, but it’s even taller than Sony’s original fatboy, around 20% taller in fact.
Another clever bean, GREBO7 on Reddit has lined up all the recent consoles in the same manner.
Though they’ve now shown off the console, Sony have kept mum about the specifics of the system’s release. They’re still planning for a date later this year, but haven’t given us any clues beyond that. Similarly, they’re still keeping quiet about the price of the console, as Sony and Microsoft play chicken to see who will go first. However, with two SKUs available, a standard version with the 4K blu-ray drive and an all digital edition, Sony could potentially try to undercut with the digital edition or offer a benefit for going digital in the form of increased SSD capacity.