You should start making room in your entertainment center – images of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S devices appeared today in journalists’ living rooms, and they look huge.
While the Xbox Series S appears to be a slightly portable version of the Xbox One X with a taller front face and thus won’t take up much space in your current setup, its older brother is another story: 15.1cm x 15.1cm x 30.1cm, the Xbox Series X is a beast. Dangerous, and easily twice the size of many other controllers.
GameSpot was one of the ports chosen to receive and stack a non-functional “dummy” image module against the PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X.
The results … well, almost comic, as Michael Higham of GameSpot has shown in several tweets:
I got my hands on the Xbox Series S and Series X … prototypes! Posted by Microsoft these designs are SLICK, especially Series S! Made some size comparisons with the current generation, and saw how it fits into my broken Ikea setting. Check the crash on GameSpot: https://t.co/qE5eIvk66j pic.twitter.com/oM4l4XC5Vw10 September 2020
Seriously, just look at it. And you have to be careful not to block the fan, as Higham points out:
Yes, it’s still thick but you also have to make sure there is space on the right side (not like in this picture lol) because that’s where the fan is pic.twitter.com/m9RnrLpYpm10 September 2020
Exactly how much space do you need?
Having current-generation consoles next to the new consoles is very helpful in deciding how much space we will need to dedicate to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
For example, we can see from some images that the Xbox Series S is almost the same size as the PS4 Pro. The PS4 Pro looks hair longer, but in terms of both new Xbox consoles, the Series S is 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X, according to Microsoft.
The best Xbox Series X comparison is versus the Nintendo Switch, oddly enough, as the width of the two consoles (with the X Series on its side) appears to be pretty much the same. Of course the X Series is much thicker than the Nintendo Switch and has the upper grille to account for.
Good luck making it match your home entertainment center.
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