PS5 Slim dimensions – how much smaller is it?

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How Slim is the PS5 Slim? Let’s take a look.

When Sony announced that the ‘new PS5 has been reduced in volume by more than 30%‘ in comparison to the previous models. Both the standard and Digital Disk editions are the same size, so let’s go over what the actual dimensions are before you consider where to buy the new console.

The ps5 digital edition, with slim size dimensions, is shown on a white background.

PS5 Slim size and dimensions

PS5 Slim358 x 96 x 2163.2
PS5 Slim (Digital Edition)358 x 80 x 2162.6
PS5 390 x 104 x 2604.5
PS5 (Digital Edition)390 x 92 x 2603.9
Xbox Series X301 x 151 x 1514.45

The PS5 Slim is 358 x 96 x 216mm for the regular model and 358 x 80 x 216mm for the Digital Edition model. If we were to compare this to the older PS5, the dimensions are 390 x 104 x 260mm for the regular PS5 model, and 390 x 92 x 260mm for the Digital Edition. The key difference is, unsurprisingly, that the PS5 Slim is smaller. When it comes to the weight, the PS5 Slim is 3.2kg for the regular model and 2.6kg for the Digital Edition. In comparison, the original PS5 is 4.5kg and 3.9kg so there’s a notable difference.

Let’s compare to Xbox, to give you an idea of the size of the PS5 Slim. The Xbox Series X measures 301 x 151 x 151mm. Alternatively, check out the comparison of the PS5 Slim vs PS5, to see what’s changed since the previous iteration.

In terms of power, the size doesn’t make a difference between the new models and the launch models. The PS5 Slim and the launched PS5 both have a x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU and an AMD Radeon RDNA 2 GPU. Where the PlayStations differ, is in the storage, structure, and price.

What are the original PlayStation 5’s dimensions?

When it was released, the PlayStation 5 was the biggest game console on the market. It measures 15.4 x 10.2 x 4.1 inches, that’s a 30% increase in volume vs the PlayStation 5 Slim. When the PS5 was released, many gamers out there were concerned the size of the thing might be so big they’d actually struggle to fit it into their gaming set-up. The option to store it vertically thanks to the included stand helped things here, and it’s worth mentioning that the new PS5 console doesn’t come with a stand – you have to buy it separately.

This explains why, for many, the release of a new slimmer PS5 was a long time coming. Ever since its release the PlayStation 5 has been criticized for its bulky silhouette, which was all the more obvious compared to the striking tower design of its competitor the Xbox Series X.

Still though, over three years on from its release, I think most people have gotten used to the bulky dimensions of the PS5 console. And if they haven’t? Well that’s where the PS5 Slim comes in.

Frequently asked questions

What are the PS5 Slim dimensions in inches?

The PS5 Slim measures 14.1 x 8.5 x 3.8 inches. That’s 1.5 inches smaller than the original console.

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Rosa Fryer

Rosa Fryer is the Deal and Tech Writer for VideoGamer. She has a fascination in gaming and computer hardware, and specialises in laptops. Her go to game is Minecraft.