Can PS5 go on its side? Many are eager to know whether you can use the PlayStation 5 horizontally, or if you have to play with the console stood up. When Sony unveiled the PS5 console, it did so by showing the machine stood up vertically. It looks great in this formation, but what if you want to lay your PS5 down on its side? As part of our PS5 guide, we going to reveal whether it's possible to use the console while it's lying down.

PS5 Vertical vs Horizontal: Can PlayStation 5 Go On Its Side?

Yes, you can lay the PS5 console on its side. Long answer: Sony may have led with the vertical arrangement for the PS5 reveal, but don't fret: you can place your PS5 horizontally, as with all previous PlayStation consoles. Sony has confirmed as much in a couple of images:

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As you can see, the PS5 can indeed be put on its side with the use of a stand to accommodate its curved surface. Presumably, the console will come with these stands for you to use the PS5 either vertically or horizontally, depending on your personal setup.


Are you pleased to hear that PS5 can be placed on its side? Will you have your PS5 laying down or standing tall? Check out our PS5 guide, and let us know in the comments section below.