Best answer: Yes. Though the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition were shown to be standing vertically during the initial announcement, both can lay horizontally. However, you'll need to use the included base to do so.
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Can the PS5 lay on its side?
Just like its predecessor, the PS5 can lay flat on its side. There was some worry that it would need to stand vertically because it was shown that way during its initial announcement, but this is not the case. Both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition can be setup horizontally.
Does the PS5 need a base to lay horizontally?
Yes, you'll need to use the base to lay the PS5 horizontally. This is likely due to the PS5's outer shell's natural curve. Sony shared that the base is included with the console, so you won't need to purchase it separately. When laying the PS5 horizontally or vertically, you'll use the base which can be swapped out by unscrewing it, as seen in the official PS5 breakdown.
If you're not exactly sure how to attach the PS5 base, we've got you covered. It's a simple process that just requires a screwdriver but you'll need to it no matter how you choose to position the console.
Can the PS5 stand vertically?
Yes. It requires the aforementioned stand, but the PS5 can also be placed vertically. Good luck finding somewhere to fit it, though, because it's really tall — maybe even too tall for some entertainment stands.
How big is the PS5?
Sony has confirmed that the PS5 is pretty beefy. It's official dimensions measure at a taller height and longer length than the Xbox Series X.
- PS5: Approx. 15.4x4.1x10.2 inches (widthxheightxdepth)(excludes largest projection, excludes base)
- PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 15.4x 3.6x10.2 inches (widthxheightxdepth)(excludes largest projection, excludes base)
The PS5 is currently available, though you may have difficulty finding one in stock for the time being. The delivery of preorders may also be slow depending on your country.
Next-gen is finally here
You can buy a PS5 right now, and it's set to be Sony's most powerful console with a wicked fast SSD, 3.5GHz CPU, and 10.28 TFLOP GPU. This is the place to be for exclusives like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, and a whole lot more. Just keep in mind you'll need a base (included in the box) to help you stand it up.
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