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PS5 Slim Is A Lot Smaller Than We Thought


A photo shows a nerdy kid looking confused at a PS5 and PS5 slim console.

Picture: Sony / Kotaku / timnewman (Getty Pictures)

Earlier this week, Sony formally revealed the smaller and sleeker PlayStation 5 “slim.” Positive, the console appears to be like a hell of quite a bit thinner than its gargantuan predecessor, however the PS5 slim’s white void-ass manufacturing shot doesn’t do players any favors in guesstimating precisely how a lot house they’d save by buying the brand new console when it launches in November. Fortunately, a useful Reddit person made a mock side-by-side comparability of the PS5 and the PS5 slim to higher illustrate simply how small it’s.

On Wednesday, Reddit person NatureCertain posted a picture gallery to the r/PlayStation subreddit that makes use of 3D fashions to compare the two PS5 “slim” models to the original disc-playing PS5. Going off NatureCertain’s mock-up, each PS5 slim fashions are significantly smaller than the OG PS5. Right here, take a look for yourself.

An image shows a side by side comparison of the PS5 and PS5 slim.

Screenshot: Kotaku / NatureCertain

There are a number of extra renders on the hyperlink.

Previous to NatureCertain’s very useful publish, all potential PS5 slim homeowners needed to go off of on relating to the brand new console’s dimension was, Sony’s announcement blog post, which, towards its butt-end, divulged that the digital-only and disc drive variations are respectively 358 × 96 × 216mm and 358 × 80 × 216mm. However players are visible learners, Sony. Would it not have been so onerous to offer some form of visible assist evaluating the PS5 slim to the OG for scale?

One shortcoming of NatureCertain’s 3D mock-up is that it omitted a side-by-side comparability of the PS5 slim with its disc-less predecessor, in addition to a picture of the upcoming console with its vertical stand hooked up for scale. That jogs my memory: When you had been eager to prop your PS5 slim up within the cool and proper upright place, it’ll value you one other $30 as a result of Sony is promoting the vertical stand individually. Sheesh.