We Have The PS5, And This Is The Box
The PS5 does indeed come in a box, and this is what it looks like.
Like pretty much every other game console ever made, the PS5 comes in a cardboard box. But just what does that box look like? It's a question that was keeping us up at night, and we now have the answer. Behold, in all its blue and white glory: the PS5 box!
If you're anything like Brad Pitt in David Fincher's hit 1995 film Se7en, you're probably wondering: What's in the box? Well, we have answers. Opening up the PS5 box, you'll find the following:
- PS5 console
- DualSense controller
- HDMI cable
- Power cable
- USB cable
- Manuals and other printed materials
It's a little surprising to see such a no-frills design when we consider the PS5 itself, which has a unique curved design and large panels on either side. Sony may have felt it could speak for itself without a ton of other images or screenshots on the box.
And you didn't ask, but here is the PS5 box next to a banana and an egg:
As you can see, it is significantly bigger than the banana and the egg. The PS5 is one of the largest game consoles ever, dwarfing the PS4 and even the PS4 Pro. While it isn't as thick as the Xbox Series X, it is quite a bit taller. This could cause issues in certain entertainment centers, but the included stand can be used to place it either vertically or horizontally. Make sure you can access the console relatively easily, as well, as you can pop the panels off and vacuum out dust through special channels in the systems. This will hopefully help to avoid your fan getting too loud.
The PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition both release on November 12, just two days after the Xbox Series X and Series S. Check out our PS5 preorder guide to learn how you may be able to get the system as well as its accessories. You can expect more content from GameSpot on the PS5 in the future, so stay tuned, and check out Generation Next for lots of news and information leading up to the launch of the systems.
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