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We finally know how big the Xbox Series X is, and it’s huge

Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S price
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You should start making room in your entertainment center – photos surfaced of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S today in journalists’ living rooms, and they look huge.

While the Xbox Series S looks to be a slightly portlier version of the Xbox One X with a taller front face, and thus won't take up too much space in your current setup, its bigger sibling is another story: at 15.1cm x 15.1cm x 30.1cm the Xbox Series X is a serious beast, and easily twice as big as several other consoles.

GameSpot was one of the outlets selected to receive a non-functional ‘dummy’ unit for photos and stacked it up against the PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X

The results are… well, almost comical, as GameSpot's Michael Higham showed in several tweets:

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Seriously, just look at it. And you have to be careful not to block the fan, as Higham points out:

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How much space do you need, exactly? 

Having current-gen consoles next to the new consoles is pretty helpful in determining exactly how much space we’ll need to set aside for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

For example, we can see from some of the photos that the Xbox Series S is almost the exact same size as the PS4 Pro. The PS4 Pro looks just a hair taller, but in terms of both new Xbox consoles, the Series S is 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X, according to Microsoft.

The best comparison for the Xbox Series X is against the Nintendo Switch, weirdly, as it looks like the width of the two consoles (with the Series X on its side) are pretty much the same. Of course the Series X is much, much thicker than the Nintendo Switch and has the top grille that needs to be accounted for. 

Good luck getting it to fit on your home entertainment center, though.