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PS4 size sees console dwarfed by Xbox One

Sam Loveridge


PS4 and Xbox One size comparison
PS4 and Xbox One size comparison

A new image comparing the PS4 and Xbox One sizes has revealed Sony’s next-generation console to be a lot smaller than the Microsoft option.

The PS4’s size see the Sony console dwarfed by the Xbox One, which is also taller and just as beefy as the original Xbox 360 console released in 2005.

Considerably slimmer and smaller than the Xbox One, the PS4 is also miniature in comparison to the original beast of a PS3 released in 2006. In fact, some have suggested that the PS4 may not be that much bigger than the Nintendo Wii.

The next-generation size comparison picture appeared courtesy of a Twitter user and reveals just how different the Xbox One and PS4 are in size.

Sony has already released the official specs sheet and size dimensions of its PS4 console. It packs an eight-core x86-64 AMD Jaguar processor, 1.84 teraFLOPS GPU with AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine. It has a 500GB harddrive and 8GB of GDDR5 RAM.

Measuring up at approximately 275 x 53 x 305mm, the PS4 weighs 2.8kg and packs Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Xbox One will have a custom Microsoft build eight-core CPU with 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Microsoft's console also packs the same AMD GPU but with 32MB of eSRAM. The PS4's GPU is 50 per cent more powerful though, with 1152 shader processors in comparison to the 768 in the Xbox One.

However, Microsoft has not yet revealed the exact or approximate measurements for the Xbox One, so this size comparison picture has been engineered by working out the console’s dimensions from the console’s various ports.

In light of this of course, the image may not be accurate, but from the PS4 and Xbox One hands-on contact we got at E3 2013, the Microsoft console is definitely beefier than Sony’s offering.

Not only does the Xbox One dwarf the PS4 in size, but in price too. The PS4 price with one DualShock 4 controller has been set at £349 or £398 with the PlayStation Eye camera as well. The Xbox One price is £429 coming complete with the new Xbox One Kinect and a single controller.

The Xbox One release date was revealed during E3, with the console arriving sometime in November. The PS4 will be released sometime in the “holidays 2013” season.

Next, read our Xbox One vs PS4 comparison.

PS4 and Xbox One size comparison

mike wasowszie

June 14, 2013, 4:05 pm

The Xbox will always be better than the PlayStation. PlayStation looks like its been cheaply made, by the controller it looks like it has been drawn on, not like the Xbox it looks a lot nicer in my eye.


June 15, 2013, 9:35 am

I still can't figure out how there is still people who like and will buy the XBOne...beats me completely. After all the fuckups and disrespect towards the consumer that Microsoft has displayed...


June 15, 2013, 2:32 pm

This DRM is to ensure that in 10 years from now developers are still around making games, So many publishers/developers have closed down because they ran out of money, DRM will be good for the consumer in the long term


June 15, 2013, 7:16 pm

XBOne is clearly the better gaming device. It is not so small and cheaply made like PS4 and has all of the actual good games like Halo.


June 16, 2013, 12:02 pm


You must very obviously work for Microsoft despite your name, which is actually suspicious in itself. It has been confirmed that Microsoft employees are actually going around both on- and offline trying to patch up what they have torn apart. This is a game already lost before it even has begun. Besides, Halo is not even one of the very few XBone exclusives that is even worth playing.

Kelvin Roy Leek

June 16, 2013, 6:23 pm

you gotta look at the bigger picture boy while your console is cheeper to buy what you don't get is the ability to share all your games with ten people so say you have a group of ten m8s anywhere around the country each person has 5 games you suddenly have 50 games making the xbox one free in only about 6 months also long term the chances are publishers will realease games cheaper on the xbox as there's no second hand market you gotta think long term boys its gonna be around for many years!!!!!


June 16, 2013, 10:49 pm

Seeing the size difference, and that the PS4 has a higher-end GPU in it, I'm very curious as to what kind of cooling system is in there. I really wonder whether they've underclocked the GPU to keep it cool in order to save money on the cooling system while still coming out a bit ahead in the overall bitpushing power, at least on the hardware level. This more than anything confirms my suspicions that Sony basically designed the PS4 to be a PC inside and out, using PC parts, PC drivers, and down the line, PC silicon reductions in size and heat to reduce their costs. I'm guessing that's also the reason why their devkits are more mature, because they can include a lot of off the shelf tools and drivers


June 17, 2013, 11:41 am

Sam, this is the second article of yours in a row which I have just read, which contains proofreading errors:

"The PS4’s size see the Sony console dwarfed by the Xbox One, which is also taller and just as beefy as the original Xbox 360 console released in"

Sort it out!

matthew tripoli

June 17, 2013, 10:33 pm

i still dont know why people are still reporting that xbox one cpu is a microsoft processor. Its a custom amd processor just like sony uses a custom amd processor. Also the gpu are not the smae and its more then just the shaders. Mark Cerny explained in detail how custom their gpu is. We have no idea whats up with the gpu of the xbox one b/c they have not released a spec sheet with the gpu on it yet.

Arthur Sataine

June 20, 2013, 7:58 pm

Yea. And the whole 180 they did doesn't make up for it either. I won't forget their stance. And I worry for those poor, illinformed and uneducated gamers that get it. Why? Because I know Microsoft will do something shady to make up for all their projected "gains" in losing those restricted features.

Arthur Sataine

June 20, 2013, 7:58 pm

I agree here. Except for Halo. I will miss the story of Master Chief. I could do without the online multiplayer.

Arthur Sataine

June 20, 2013, 8:00 pm

One hell of a troll. I give you applause for that. But your statement is laughable. For a few reasons. First off, Xbox technically lost last gen when looking at sales. Secondly, basing your purchases solely of aesthetic appeal is absolutely ridiculous and shallow.

Arthur Sataine

June 20, 2013, 8:01 pm

Strange how most developers and publishers survived this "horrid" free market thing, isn't it? More often than not, they don't shut down. If you make a quality product, you won't have to worry about people trading it in or buying it used. The ones that have, stuck around. Or somehow brainwashed lots of people as in the case of Activision and the CoD franchise.

Arthur Sataine

June 20, 2013, 8:03 pm

Sorry, can't take anyone whom doesn't understand proper sentence structure or grammar seriously.


June 22, 2013, 11:31 pm

You can't share your games with a group of friends anymore. Ever since Microsoft backtracked on their used game and always online policy.


June 23, 2013, 10:42 am

Yeah, because listening to a bunch of whiny bitches online and revamping policies to accommodate makes a company terrible.

You're ridiculous if you think both companies aren't in it for the money entirely (gaming is a luxury, not a charity).

You're the poor, ill-informed and uneducated if you think that the original policies were outrageous. It's fine not to like a few things, it's absurd to dig into every feature and find a reason to hate it. Microsoft is just easy to hate, that's why everyone does it.

Also, remember Saint Sony, the patron Saint of Gaming, took away game shares off 5 people on PSN purchases, took away Linux, had a month long outtage due to a security hack (that they didn't tell people the true nature about for WEEKS), removed PS2 backward compatibility (first hardware then emulation), YLOD (negligible to RROD, but still), the recent system bricking patch...


Arthur Sataine

June 24, 2013, 4:14 pm

None of that affected me or my entire social gaming circle. I'm not kissing their ass, but they don't blatantly tell gamers to F-off. Get offended all you like, it is hilarious. Fact remains, they don't give two craps about us. The other two at least pretend to.

Who cares about Linux? Or about people stealing games via friends' profiles? Live went down for roughly 3 weeks about 4 years ago, my friend. I love how blindly fanatic you are about them. Like mentioned above, keeps me laughing.

Microsoft didn't change it for us. They changed it because both Sony and Nintendo trumped them. Simple fact is, they were losing preorders and virtually lost sales because of their little scheme. Go suck on Microsoft some more. Let's see if they actually get a stiffy for you.

Ed Powderly

June 24, 2013, 10:42 pm

xbox full size motherboard ps4 is a mico motherboard thats is it folks


June 26, 2013, 6:25 pm

You people are taking this so seriously.
BTW I support PS4 :)


June 30, 2013, 12:51 pm

"Live went down for roughly 3 weeks about 4 years ago, my friend"

That is rubish and you know it, show me a link to prove it.


June 30, 2013, 1:09 pm

How is Microsoft's attempt to OPENLY use DRM which was actually balanced against some good features, somehow worse than Sony SECRETLY slipping their rootkit in to CDs?

Who got fined £250000 for losing millions of users privates details because of poor security software and had their service down for nearly a month?

Who sold a console with an otherOS feature then took it away?

When their consoles started failing prematurely, who gave everyone a 3 year warranty and who chose to punish their users further by charging £130 and only offering a 90 day warranty?

And Sony are the good guys?

Arthur Sataine

July 1, 2013, 4:28 pm

Show me a link to disprove it.

Junaid Syed

July 1, 2013, 6:04 pm

Why would there be a link to disprove it? Live being up isn't noteworthy. A link to prove it would be much more reasonable.

Arthur Sataine

July 1, 2013, 6:15 pm

Why yes, yes they are. Microsoft's blatant slap in the face to gamers and independent developers is far worse than anything Sony has done in the past. Considering Live went down for 3 weeks awhile back, the Network downtime point you made is irrelevant. Especially so when Microsoft will not let you simply delete your CC data off of the console without calling customer support.

Funny how I've never come across any "secret" restrictions on any of my Sony products. Considering the YLoD rate was significantly lower than the RRoD, that point is null and void as well.

Your blind fanaticism is atrociously hilarious. But keep at it. The fanwanks keep me entertained.


July 7, 2013, 2:07 am

OK ...it's a big one. I referring my reply not the huge xbone ...lol

Buddy, if you like the big square box and all the baggage that goes with it, just go and buy it. We need guys like you to help MS financially, so the competition keeps Sony on their toes giving us PS4 guys lowers prices.

Why bring up Linux, xbox has never had Linux. Sony gave us it free in good faith, but because hackers used it to exploit the system it was removed. Hackers to blame, not Sony. PSN goes down due to hackers, not Sony's fault. You MS fanboys always side with hackers and paint Sony as the bad guys.

A lot of you bought the 360 knowing it could be hacked by flashing the drive. You all hate the fact that PS3 could not be hacked for years. And when it was hacked with the jailbreak, you guys side with the hackers and criticise Sony for trying to stop them. Let's get this straight, unless you are hacking as well, you don't benefit from a hackers activity. Hackers are like terrorists, because good honest people suffer. They are not freedom fighters for the common people.

Incase you ask, yes I'm a PS fanboy because Sony have never done me any wrong and always been fair. Issues that have affected me have always been due to hackers. We even got 360 hackers trying to flood PSN with chain messages promising free games if you forward it to 50 friends (DOS attack).

You cannot continually blame Sony because no system is impenetrable. Given time, hackers will eventually find an exploit. Sony are just doing their best to make money while giving their customers a fair deal. MS have been shown to be very greedy with the profits throughout the xbone console launch and have shown no loyalty to their customers.

An example. All you 'COD with a headset' guys are going to be shafted again by MS because all your headsets including your expensive Turtle Beach ones won't work on xbone. They will work on PS4. Just bin it and by another eh. MS would love to sell you one of their new headsets.

I'm surprised you didn't bring up the fact that Sony require PSN Plus to play PS4 multiplayer. It's actually going to be a sweet deal. We'll be getting loads of quality games free and the funds will help improve the network, giving us a better multiplayer experience. You're not charged twice to watch netflix if you don't upgrade to PSN Plus either, unlike xbone live. Wait until you see all the new ways MS will charge you for all the non gaming media streaming stuff. But you don't mind being shafted do you.

If you disagree with all I've said, then go out and buy it. I'll be smiling in front of my powerful well designed PS4 holding the best controller ever made, while you're holding the old fashion 1960's star trek phasor that does not match the big square box, with wonky asymmetrical sticks to match your wonky asymmetrical thumbs, crying into your 24/7 spycam saying, "I still love you Microsoft".

Oh and don't forget to do that cartwheel across the room waving your arms to launch some Kinect controlled function that I can launch by simply pressing a button with my thumb. An exaggeration but you get the picture. Good luck with that one :)

By the way, no system update has ever bricked my PS3 and I've been with Sony from the start taking every update.

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