Best answer: Yes. Although the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition were displayed vertically during their initial announcement, both can lie horizontally. However, you'll need to use the included base to position your console.
Can the PS5 lie on its side?
Just like its predecessor, the PS5 can lie flat on its side. However, consumers were confused, thinking the PS5 could only stand vertically because it was shown in that position during its initial announcement. Nonetheless, the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition can be positioned horizontally.
Does the PS5 need a base to lie horizontally?
Yes, you'll need to use the base to lie the PS5 horizontally. This is likely due to the PS5's outer shell's natural curve. Sony states that the base is included with the console, so you won't need to purchase it separately. When lying the PS5 horizontally or positioning it vertically, you'll need to use the base, which can be adjusted by unscrewing it 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 do 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. Its 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.
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You can buy a PS5 right now (if you can find one), set to be Sony's most powerful console with a wicked fast SSD, 3.5GHz CPU, and 10.28 TFLOP GPU. It's the place to be for exclusives like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, and so much more. Just remember: You'll need a base (included in the box) to help you stand it up.
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