So, how big is next-gen? Our 3D interactive size comparisons offer the best look yet at how the Xbox Series X, Series S, and PlayStation 5 stack up to their closest current contemporaries.
How big is the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S? Previously, we were extrapolating from the size of USB ports, but with both consoles now fully out in the open, we can create very close approximate 3D models of how these bad boys stack up.
Our 3D printing team whipped up some three-dimensional models based on the official measurements of the Xbox Series X, Series S, and PlayStation 5. The below embeds show how the Xbox Series X and Series S stack up when compared side by side to its contemporariest.
These embeds are all interactive, and you can manipulate them using your mouse or touch screen. Click and drag with the left mouse button to rotate the camera, use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out, and use the right mouse button to reposition the camera. Typical touch controls should work on mobile devices, too, including tap and drag for rotating the camera, with pinch to zoom, and two-finger dragging to move the camera.
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3D size comparison PlayStation vs. Xbox models
While the overall volume of the Xbox Series X is around twice that of the Xbox One X, it’s not as huge as some of the epic memes suggest. Stacked up side by side, you can get a better view of how it might fit into your setup.
The Xbox Series X can be positioned either vertically or horizontally. When positioned vertically, it’s not far removed from something like an Amazon Echo Plus or a compact desktop PC.
The Xbox Series S is perhaps the more incredible story. Sixty per cent smaller than the Xbox Series X, the Xbox Series S packs several times more power than the PlayStation 4, while being half the size. That’s pretty impressive.
Xbox Series X 3D model
If you want a closer look of Xbox Series X stacks itself, we embedded a separate file above. The form factor is designed for maximum airflow, and you’ll need to ensure that it has clearance at the top air vent to prevent overheating.
Xbox Series S 3D model
The Xbox Series S is the smallest Xbox ever made, with a slimmer and shorter profile than that of the Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series S is also narrower than the Xbox One X even, and roughly about as tall as the Xbox One S when laid flat. The large grill you see is for cooling and airflow.
So, what say you?
What do you think of the design? Let us know in the comments, and also let us know if you’d like us to try and compare the Xbox Series X to any other well-known devices.