Are you wondering whether the PlayStation 5 can actually be placed sideways? All of the initial promotional material for Sony's next-gen console showed the machine in an upright position, leading many fans to question whether it has to be positioned vertically.
Fortunately, that's not the case. Sony has released a couple of shots that clearly show the PS5 in a horizontal position, with what is presumably the same stand propping it up. Phew. Now you won't have to worry about reorganising your gaming setup.
Will you be placing your PS5 vertically or horizontally? Pick a side in the comments section below.
Thanks for Clarifying this. I think a lot of people where confused.
YES, ppl already started losing their minds over this... very nicee
Looks like a German soccer stadium.
ETA: That's not a bad thing imo. I think it looks great.
I think it looks better standing vertical and without the disc slot. Might go digital on this one.
As much as I always prefer having my consoles on their side,in this case it will have to stand up cuz it looks beautiful and stylish stood up but ugly as hell led down..
So, someone sat on a Wii, and Sony went, "That's it! That's the design we need!" XD
@DiddyWahDiddy Nah, more like this:
@RainbowGazelle Ninty, Ninty, Ninty!!!1
@Octane Also acceptable.
That's a bit better. Now make a all-black model.
I personally think it looks better vertical rather than horizontal.
I wish someone would also invent a device that sucks all the dust out of my bedroom so I don't have to keep dusting my consoles. This baby looks like a dust magnet, and yes I am using a HEPA filter but I can't beat the dust!
Would rather it be black but the white is cool. I think it looks better on its side, less like a router.
It hurts my brain morec this way as it will never seem level with the top and bottom looking like they are peeling off. Vertical it looked like a vase so I could deal, butvthis just looks like it fell over and started falling apart.
Only nintendo fanboys would think that the PS5 cannot be placed horizontal.
With that out of the way now we just need it in all black
I never doubted it but I thought the drive would be at the top. Like it looks upside down.
Seriously, though ...This thing looks insane(ly cool). Props to Sony's genius design and engineering teams, as always.
Now just need to offer it in Black or at least make those white parts interchangeable - offer different colour plates to customise it. I am still not convinced it will be a Day 1 buy for me - at least wait until H2:FW releases but knowing can be horizontal at least is a good thing...
too much LED's too - don't want the console illuminating my room when I play...
Anyone seen the dimensions yet? My PS4 Pro just snugly fits on my bookshelf, so I hope new PS5 is Similar height when standing up.
Vertically it takes up less space. Black is the worst color to keep clean.
I really like that the PS5 will come with a base. Helps keep the console elevated and makes it look a lot sleeker.
Still looks kind of awkward. Hopefully the rumors of its heat problems were not real, but I guess we'll know when it comes out.
I want to know the dimensions so I can work out if it can go flat on my unit
Horizontally since my tv cabinet is wide, not tall, it's nice to have confirmation from sony.
Well, that answers my question, just now if it can be had in black to match the rest of my gear. May not buy on day one though.
@Vix yes I'd give them props if only they could hear me screaming over the ps4 pro they built for me in 2017.
But sure "props" least of they thing starts to melt you won't really notice. With its already "curved" design.
The Playstation logo placement while the PS5 lays horizontally is really messing with my OCD...
They did actually show the PS5 laying down in the PS5 event video at 1:13:15 or 1:23 of the closing sizzle reel.
@ApostateMage completely agree!
Does anyone know if there are any performance differences between the Digtal & Normal version?
Or differences in storage space?
Or is it just the UHD disc drive that's missing?
@ralphdibny James Dyson would like a word.
I think i'll make room for it to be vertical.
@mclarenrob2 haha I've heard tale of the mythical air purifier but £350 quid is a lot to spend on something without putting it through the rigorous test of extracting dust from my bedroom!
Horizontally.. as all consoles must be
I wonder if you need a stand for that, too, though. Why else would they show it resting horizontally on a stand still then and not just resting on a surface with the stand?
Can't tell exactly from the renders, but the console doesn't appear to be flat on neither of the sides.
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