For a system packing as much power as the PlayStation 4, it’s impressive just how small its chassis actually is. The console’s svelte appearance is mimicked by its packaging, however, as these warehouse images indicate. With the system just over seven days away from release, retailers across North America are starting to receive shipments – and with a product as hotly anticipated as this, that information was never going to stay secret for long.

One poster on Canadian website RedFlagDeals claims to have already taken their console home, and states that the user interface is “very smooth”. You won’t be waiting for your games to install either, as the poster mentions that Killzone: Shadow Fall pulls data off the disc while you’re playing, meaning that you’re free to dive into the title once you pop it in the slot. Goodbye, nightmarish loading screens.

If you’re worried that the device’s packaging may result in breakages, another insider explained that the systems are being shipped in bigger padded boxes. “The shippers have to box the console box before shipping,” a post says, adding that the covering is essentially just a wrapper directly around the console. Make sure that your machine is safely secured when you put it in your car, then – we’d hate for it to get damaged while you’re bringing it home.

[via reddit.com, forums.redflagdeals.com, forums.redflagdeals.com, gametrailers.com]