How Much Does the PS5 Weigh?

The Xbox vs. PlayStation debate has been a popular debate over the last year or two with the release of the new generation of consoles. 

I am an avid video game player and have played on both Xbox and PlayStation consoles in the past. 

I purchased the new Xbox console, but it made me curious how big and heavy the new PlayStation console is.

How Much Does the PS5 Weigh?

There have been multiple reports as to how much the PlayStation 5 weighs. Retailers have noted that the new PS5 weighs 10 lbs., but others have weighed the console in at 8.5 lbs. There is also a digital version of the console that weighs less than the initial version of the console.

If you are in the market for a new PlayStation, then you may want to continue reading. 

The rest of the article will discuss the PlayStation’s performance features, and it will compare the PlayStation to the Xbox.

How Much Does a PS5 Weigh with box?

The PS5 is significantly heavier when you incorporate the weight of the box. 

It has been reported that the weight of the PS5 in its original packaging is about 15 lbs. 

The added weight is due to the additional equipment that is included in the box.

The box itself is not very heavy because it is made of a lightweight material. 

However, you must remember that the box holds the console, a controller, and all the power cables. 

The additional equipment is what adds the extra 7 lbs.

Also, if you are planning to ship a new PS5 somewhere, then it will be heavier. 

You will have to consider the additional box and packaging material in the weight when you ship the console.

What is the Weight of a PS5?

The weight of the PS5 is about 8.5 lbs.

Considering how much technology is compact into the console, it is crazy that it is only 8.5 lbs. 

It is slightly heavier than its predecessor, and it is slightly lighter than the competition. The PS4 weighs in at just over 6 lbs., which makes the PS5 2.5 lbs. heavier than the previous generation. 

The Xbox Series X is just under 10 lbs., which makes the PS5 l.5 lbs. lighter than the Xbox Series X.

The PS5 is designed as a taller skinnier console, unlike its competition which is shaped like a brick. 

Weight might not be a significant factor in your console decision, but it is important to consider it. 

If you store your console on a desk, then you may not want a lot of weight resting on it all day. 

How Much Does the Digital PS5 Weigh?

The digital PS5 weighs almost 1 lb. less than the original PS5. 

The digital version of the PS5 does not allow you to insert discs into the console, which allows it to remove some hardware from the system.

The PS5 digital is also smaller in size than the original PS5. 

This console is marketed towards the more casual gamer because it is cheaper than the original PS5 in price. 

You lose a little quality in graphics and performance, but it is still well worth the price.

Can the PS5 Lay Flat?

Yes, the PS5 can lay flat. It was built to stand vertically, but you can still lay it flat. 

The console may not be able to cool as well as it would if it were vertical, but that is something that you can monitor yourself.

I would recommend that you stand the console vertically when using it, but you can lay it flat if you absolutely must.

What Makes the PS5 Heavy?

All the hardware that is incorporated into the PS5 is what gives it its weight. 

The biggest component of the PS5’s hardware is its cooling fan, which could be responsible for a good portion of the console’s weight.

The cooling fan is about 45mm thick, but it is worth it.

The cooler the console the better it will perform. Personally, if a better cooling system means a heavier console, then I will take the heavier cooling system.

What are the Advantages of the PS5?

The two main advantages of the PS5 over previous generations of PlayStations are the loading speeds and the graphics.

The PS5 is compatible with 4k televisions and display certain games in 4k.

The loading times of the PS5 are multiple seconds faster than the PS4 and other previous generations. 

While it may not seem like a drastic difference, it can save you hours of time waiting at loading screens if you are an avid gamer.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X are incredibly similar. It comes down to brand loyalty and preference for which console you should buy.

Each console has its own exclusive games, but those games will work their way to each platform as technology evolves.

Closing Thoughts

The PS5 is slightly heavier than the previous generations, but it is light years ahead of those consoles when it comes to processing power and display.

This generation of consoles will take gaming and entertainment to the next level.

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