Embargoes are lifting, and new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S images are finally here.
Several content creators have recently been given exclusive access to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Now, the press embargo is finally lifting, and we can see new pictures of the next-gen hardware in a real home setup.
If you've ever wondered what the next-gen consoles will look like in your living room, look no further. A new series of pictures captured by The Verge reveal exactly what the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S look like in a home setting.
We also get a great series of comparison photos that truly show off the differences in Sony and Microsoft's style. Few gamers are likely to be swayed on their console preference by what the hardware looks like, but it's hard to deny that these devices are bigger and more divisive than ever.
New Images of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S
As we already knew, the Xbox Series X is thicker than any console in recent history, but it's noticeably smaller than the PS5 in height. And when turned side-on, the PlayStation 5 is truly a massive device to behold.
On the other hand, the Xbox Series S is so small and unassuming that it barely resembles a gaming console. Incredibly, the tiny device boasts next-gen power, but not quite at the same level as its big brother.
(Source: The Verge)
It's clear that gamers will struggle to fit either of the larger units in TV cabinets, but this may also be by design. After all, the next-gen hardware requires significant ventilation to ensure heat build-up isn't an issue.
What we didn't initially realize is that the Xbox Series X has a permanent stand on its base. This stand makes it easy to keep the device upright but looks a little odd when the console is lying on its side.
The PlayStation 5's design seems to be very hit-and-miss with some fans, and seeing the console on its side doesn't help matters. Due to the curvature of the face panels, the PS5 is decidedly unsymmetrical.
What's more, the glossy black face of the unit doesn't look quite as sleek as the matte black of the Series X. However, we can get a better look at the device in action now that unboxing videos are going live.
New PlayStation 5 Unboxing Videos
The DualSense controller, however, looks like PlayStation's greatest accomplishment to date. We're excited to go hands-on with the tech very soon.
In fact, early reports suggest that the DualSense controller is more next-gen than the PS5.
But no matter what your preference come launch, there's only a matter of days until the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S release.
For those that want to customize their console, PlayStation does actually offer some options. Custom PS5 faceplates are real, and it's exciting to think of the possibilities.
Sadly, we just learned that Destruction AllStars is no longer a PS5 launch title. Despite the unfortunate delay, it's not all bad news!