Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One X 3D size comparison

Xbox Series X, Series S, PlayStation 5 size comparison
Xbox Series X, Series S, PlayStation 5 size comparison (Image credit: Windows Central)

How big is the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S? Previously, we were extrapolating from the size of USB ports, but with all consoles' measurements now fully out in the open, we can create very close approximate 3D models of how these bad boys stack up. So before you hit up our Xbox Series X and Series S preorders page, take a look below to see how they might fit into your set up.

Our 3D printing team whipped up some three-dimensional models based on the official measurements of the Xbox Series X, Series S, and PlayStation 5 (PS5). The below embeds show how the Xbox Series X and Series S stack up when compared side by side to its contemporaries.

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3D size comparison PlayStation vs. Xbox models

While the overall volume of the Xbox Series X is around twice that of the Xbox One X, it's not as huge as some of the epic memes suggest. Stacked up side by side, you can get a better view of how it might fit into your setup.

The Xbox Series X can be positioned either vertically or horizontally. When positioned vertically, it's not far removed from something like an Amazon Echo Plus (opens in new tab) or a compact desktop PC.

The Xbox Series S is perhaps the more incredible story. Sixty percent smaller than the Xbox Series X, the Xbox Series S packs several times more power than the PlayStation 4 and original Xbox One, while being half the size. That's pretty impressive.

Xbox Series X 3D model

If you want a closer look of Xbox Series X stacks itself, we embedded a separate file above. The form factor is designed for maximum airflow, and you'll need to ensure that it has clearance at the top air vent to prevent overheating.

Xbox Series S 3D model

The Xbox Series S is the smallest Xbox ever made, with a slimmer and shorter profile than that of the Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series S is also narrower than the Xbox One X even, and roughly about as tall as the Xbox One S when laid flat. The large grill you see is for cooling and airflow.

So, what say you?

What do you think of the design? Let us know in the comments, and also let us know if you'd like us to try and compare the Xbox Series X to any other well-known devices.

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch on November 10, 2020. And we can't wait.

Xbox Series X/S


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Jez Corden a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

  • I for 1 hope for way more USB ports. 2 rear and 1 side/front (depending on the model of Xbox 1) just isn't enough and using a hub adds another source of power draw or eats up another power outlet for a powered hub. Would like at least 4 USB ports in the rear and maybe start including Type C (or 2, along with standard HDMI) as well for data and video out? Giving users the ability to add VGA or Displayport out or just add more HDDs would be nice.
  • The 3d renders show standard HDMI x2 ports and I'm hoping one is pass through. I love how you can pass through anything with a HDMI switch via HDMI pass through and switch to them inside the dashboard on the xbox one. For instance I could plug my PC into the hdmi switch, pass that through and switch to it inside the xbox one dash board. So if I'm rendering something or looking something up I easily jump between a game and the pc. Heck by connecting a hdmi switch to the pass through you have fair amount of options - have a cable box, ps4 etc. If the console's off all you need to is just unplug on cable - I haven't tried daisy chaining a hdmi splitter cable as the cable I need switch over is in easy reach.
  • Please note: the rear is complete conjecture and is simply the same ports as they have on the One X. We have no way of knowing what the rear looks like yet
  • @James Bricknell, fair enough. I do hope they don't lose the HDMI pass through...
  • Those are two USB ports. This render isn't accurate for the ports either. The toslink spdif optical port isn't going to be on the Series X, they already said there would be no HDMI pass through like the Xbox One / One S/X. One of the ports is for the Seagate expandable storage. I think the other port next to the hdmi is a diagnostics port. Most modern TVs have 4 hdmi ports and the technology is getting better for auto switching ports. I know devices like the Fire Stick and Nvidia Shield control power and input controls that are quite useful. I to will miss the hdmi pass through, it's how I hooked my cable box to the TV.
  • I think it would make more sense to compare it to first Gen OG Xbox One. Considering new tech always has a bigger form factor than consoles with smaller dies later in the generation.
  • You can't buy that one anymore tho.
  • Yeah, but it is somewhat indicative of how a Mk. I console comes together at the beginning of a generation. Just look at the first version of the Xbox One and the S.
    Nice models though, I think MS might have something up their sleeves for the as of yet unseen two sides of the Series X :)
  • Fair point. Great job in the 3d images though. Really commendable. I enjoyed looking around the Series X. Well done WC.
  • My biggest disappointment with the new Xbox Series X is the 1TB internal SSD drive and the PROPRIETARY 1TB SSD drive that you can buy. They have said that the new games will be bigger and using Microsoft Flight Simulator as an example that game is 150GB, which means you'll only be able to have 6 1/2 games installed give or take. Most people including myself play way more than 6 games, and it will suck uninstalling/reinstalling when you want to play certain games. Even if all games turn out to only be 75GB that only allows you to have 12 games installed roughly. I definitely don't like the whole PROPRIETARY 1TB SSD drive thing.
  • The Proprietary ssd is for if ou want the best speeds you can still get a USB harddrive if you want they give you the option for super fast storage but at a price but if you don't want or need the speed go and get a 4TB harddrive it WILL work.
  • Last word I heard was if you want to Play games you have to play it on SSD drives. So everytime you SSD gets full you have to start move games back and forth to play the game you want. I agree SSD are fast but I do not agree with the Proprietary SSD. You should be able to shop around for the best price. I'm pretty sure that proprietary SSD by Microsoft will not go for less that $250.
  • @Richard
    You do know it's not a new generation.
    I might be wrong because I don't know, but isn't the upgrade from XB1 to XB1 X about similar to the XB1 X to Scarlett?
  • By your statement, this actually makes Richard's comment more relevant. Since they are in the 'same generation' , they should be compared to each other since it's the beginning of the generation.
  • Nope, I mean that's exactly the opposite. The Scorpio is what 6TF compared to the OG 1.3. That's a jump of around 4.5. Scarlett is rumoured at what 12 TF? That's just 2 times. Not as much as a jump than what was considered a console upgrade.
  • Guest I'm not sure you understand what generation means. All Xbox One consoles use the same metal. All are Jaguar SOC. The same as PS4 all Jaguar SOC. Both Series X and PS5 are using an entirely new generation of metal. The Zen 2/Navi SOC. In terms of technology. It's absolutely a new generation of tech. In fact 2 and half generations newer. Your confusing MS building SDK devkit to allow developers the ability to significantly downscale not just the visuals but performance and physics so that older consoles can play the new ganes for a couple of years. Don't be fooled though. Hellblade 2 if it indeed comes out on Xbox One will look like the first game. It won't be anywhere close to the graphics we have just seen on Series X. Not remotely close at all. The Xbox One X to Series X is not the same jump fro One S to X. For a start thr new Navi GPU in the Series X has not just more power, but a ton of graphics features the One X simply can't even display. There will be entire graphical features missing from any Xbox One X version of a Series X game. This won't be just resolution or framerate. It will be Ray Tracing, DX12 higher features, etc etc. It will be PS1 to PS2 difference. Remember Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2 vs Xbox One version? One X to Series X is a bigger technological leap than base Xbox One over Xbox 360. As you can see the Xbox One version of Series X games will look alot worse. And even have worse physics etc.
  • Ok, ridiculous hyperbole aside (it will not be like comparing the PS1 to the PS2, the days of THAT kind of technological jump are far behind us). Guest constantly states the same thing ad nauseum because Microsoft said it once as a way of explaining to people that their current console won't magically become obsolete once the replacement is released, it will have an extended life. That being said, and this is to Guest, to answer your question, no it will be significantly improved for the reasons that Richard mentioned. the Series X quite simply has graphical functionality and computing power that the One and One X simply don't have. Basically picture it like PS2 to PS3, or PS3 to PS4. All the One X and PS4 Pro brought to the table was higher res and some extra foliage here and there, this will actually bring new visual techniques to the table to make things look even more realistic.
  • @Sin
    Please read my reply to Richard.
    MS was the one who gave their definition of console generation. Like I said, it cannot be changed just because it helps sell console now.
    MS want to keep the XB1 base at it is, fine. Let people who already have that console KNOW that the don't NEED to buy this new console. This is not a new generation as MS defined it and in a traditional sense. If PS4 could play all PS5 games I would buy a PS5.
    My current PC can play current game, I won't upgrade my GPU just because I can get Ray tracing. It looks like MS wants to keep the whole base but at the same time want to sell this idea that it's a new generation to make people buy this new console, even though it's just a console upgrade and you'll still be able to play upcoming XB games on your current XB hardware. And yes, I'll keep repeating it again and again, because people need to know...
  • But who is saying you need to buy the new console? Definitely nowhere on this site have I seen that, they are merely explaining what the benefits of purchasing the new system would be, like with any upgrade. People in the comments are going to say generation, and they are going to continue to say generation because it's what they are familiar with, but it doesn't actually mean anything. In a hypothetical World where the term "generation" was never used to describe consoles literally nothing would be any different. As I said in my other comment (which the quote in your reply to Richard clearly shows), by saying "this is not a new generation" it is letting people know that their current systems aren't suddenly going to be deemed obsolete. They are blurring the lines even more between console and PC. But hey, if you can get a quote where Microsoft have back pedalled and started acting like this is a new generation, go right ahead, I haven't seen it yet, and what a journalist or comment section writes, unless a direct quote, isn't actually what Microsoft says.
  • @Richard
    I'm saying that because MS themselves said it.
    MS's definition of the word generation.
    MS said: "For us, we think the future is without console generations, we think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware, we're making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio. We're basically saying 'this isn't a new generation, everything you have continues forward and it works.' We think of this as a family of devices" At the time they defined generation as library of games. So forward compatibility, meaning Scarlett games will be playable on all old XB1 consoles.
    But that's also to do with Game pass. So by their definition hardware iteration doesn't matter, it's about software and what you're able to play. So that alone replies to your comment. Now I'll look at other points. The XB1X was a massive improvement from the original XB1. Not just resolution. It had much higher texture and HDR. And also had a 4K BR player. Then a huge leap We're talking about times 5. That's around the difference between the 360 and the original XB1.
    Here GPU isn't much of a leap from the Scorpio. Ok ray tracing but I guess it's just better visuals. We'll need to see the final result and even then it'll remains subjective.
    MS's definition of generation was subjective.
  • I agree. This would also help give an additional size comparison, for those who feel the XBSX is too large.
  • Sorry, but people who couldn't tell how big it will be are maybe kinda slow... They put the controller in the picture so it's obviously a controller wide on each side and a little over three controllers tall. The renders are cool but I'm waiting to see if they finally make the hd swappable or if other components will be upgradeable. I think that's the next evolution for consoles, expanding the longevity with hardware upgrades. Kinda how N64 had the graphics expansion.
  • Unfortunately, Microsoft has also said the controller is a different shape and size than the XBX. So we can't estimate based on the controller either
  • I don't think it's going to be THAT much of a spec difference
  • Unfortunately, Microsoft has also altered average hand shape and size globally. So we can't estimate based on the controller either.
  • So it's twice as powerful as an XBox ONE X and also it is as big as two of them stacked together, lol. Still, I kinda dig the monolithic design, it looks like it could be a prop in Control, and with it's size I'd assume it's going to have great thermals and be super silent.
  • GPU is around 3x performance. CPU around 4x. Hard drive around 25x.
  • The circle at the bottom of the Series X is that an intake vent?
  • I lay mind down horizontally on top of my satellite receiver. In that orientation it looks like the SeriesX is going to be almost three times as thick as the OneX. Even compared to an original Xbox One it looks like it will be twice as thick. I wonder what percentage of users have their devices vertical versus horizontal.
  • Yeaa... That new layout is probably going to cause an issue or two with the wall-mounted floating shelf my Xbox One X currently resides on... Looks Iike I'll have to get crafty by relocating the pins and patching up those holes. Will also have to flip the shelf itself as the current one has a pocket underneath the Xbox One X to accommodate/hide the external HDD most likely not allowing the new Formfactor to rest on without dropping into the pocket.
  • It would be great if there will be a PC mode to boot to Windows 10. I'd love to use 3D softwares, with other GPU based renders to tap into the power of this console. Or atleast the ability to connect surface pro to this console and use it as eGPU using the surface dock.
  • I watched Unboxed Therapy with the demo units and the Series X looked much smaller than what I (and he) thought it would. It's really not that big at all. And the Series S is really tiny.
  • Wish they'd just take my money for the pre-order already. First the Duo, now this...sheesh...
    I should just be on their Accounts Receivable ledger...
  • This is a stellar post
  • The Series X looks small next the the PS5. Seems like the PS5 may have the cooling it needs it looked smaller in the release video.
  • Microsoft missed an opportunity to put the Xbox Logo on the black grill. It looks silly as is. They should have made it all white or all black. Or a simple fix... a white X logo on the black circle grill.
  • One will be in my entertainment unit, size is irrelevant. That's a good thing since the PS5 is quite big, but next gen is next gen.
  • I did a measurement, the Xbox Series X won't fit in my TV cabinet, that really sucks. I'll just have to put it on the ground I guess.
  • Size doesn't matter.
  • any chance you could embed these models in USDZ format so iOS users could view them with ARKit? it'd be cool to see these in AR next to our actual TVs, etc. thanks!