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The slim PS5 is still huge

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Sony just announced a redesigned PS5 that’s smaller, lighter, slimmer, and available with a detachable disc drive. The original PS5 is a beast — the biggest game console in modern history — so I was curious just how much smaller the new model might be compared to the old one.

I won’t leave you in suspense. I dropped the measurements of the new and old PS5s into, and here’s how they compare:

Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge, comparison from
From left: the original digital PS5, the original PS5, the new digital PS5, and the new disc drive PS5.

So, overall, the new PS5s are still big. But it appears they won’t take up quite as much space in your media center as the original…

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