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How Big Is The Xbox Series X?

The Xbox Series X is almost as heavy as the original PlayStation 3.


Microsoft has provided dimension information for the Xbox Series S and Series X with more details about the systems and their specifications. Alongside what comes in the box, the key takeaway is how much these systems weigh, and the Series X is particularly heavy. We also know exactly how large the system will be so you know if it will fit in your setup.

How Big Is The Xbox Series X?

The Series X is a chunky system, resembling a PC tower more than a traditional console. Despite its tall, blocky stature, editor Michael Higham said the Series X wasn't as bulky as he thought it would be when checking out mock-ups Microsoft sent over. One thing that was missing was the actual weight of the consoles. And according to the updated Series X site, the upcoming console weighs 9.8 pounds. This puts the Series X just a bit lighter than the original PS3, which weighs 11.02 pounds. The Xbox Series X is thick in both directions and 30.1cm tall.

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Conversely, the Series S is significantly lighter, weighing only 4.25 pounds. It's also much, much smaller in size. It s only 6.5cm thick, 15.1cm across, and 27.5cm tall. That makes it the smallest-ever Xbox system by a significant margin.

Current- And Next-Gen Weight Comparison

  • Xbox Series S: 4.25 lbs
  • Xbox Series X: 9.8 lbs
  • Xbox One: 7.8 lbs
  • Xbox One S: 6.4 lbs
  • Xbox One X: 8.4 lbs
  • OG PlayStation 4: 6.2 lbs
  • PlayStation 4 Slim: 4.6 lbs
  • PlayStation 4 Pro: 7.3 lbs
  • PlayStation 5: estimated 10.54 lbs

Another piece of interesting information from the updated landing pages is the number of HDMI and USB ports. According to the Series S site, the system has one HDMI 2.1 port and three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports. The Series X site, on the other hand, contains an error. It purports the system has no USB ports and three HDMI 3.1 Gen 1 ports, when in fact the mock-up featured the same number of ports as the Series S.

Finally, we know what will be included in the boxes of both the Series S and Series X. It's nothing surprising; just the exact components you need to get the system setup.

Xbox Series S Box Contents:

  • Xbox Series S console
  • Wireless controller
  • Ultra High-Speed HDMI cable
  • Power cord

Xbox Series X Box Contents:

  • Xbox Series X console
  • Wireless controller
  • Ultra High-Speed HDMI cable
  • Power cord

Microsoft's next gen consoles launch on November 10 for $300 and $500. You can check out our Xbox Series S and Series X preorder guide to learn when they go live. You can also read our Xbox Series X review.

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