According to The Washington Post, the PlayStation 5 is “15.4 inches tall, 10.24 inches deep and 4.09 inches wide.” That is a pretty far cry from an NES Classic; in fact, it is approaching large PC tower territory. The PlayStation 5 puts even the most spacious entertainment centers to the test, daring you to locate a space for the console so you can actually play the thing. Sony made a lot of really good decisions with the PS5, but some would argue its size wasn’t one of them.
One of the beautiful things about technological progress, though, is that devices tend to get both smaller and more powerful over time. Think about the first car phones — those hulking beasts make today’s smartphones look downright microscopic. What if Sony waits a few years and uses advances in console tech and manufacturing to ensure the PlayStation 5 Pro has a smaller footprint? Not only could you look forward to some more powerful hardware, you could also stop stressing about where the PS5 Pro might fit.