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How Much Does the PS5 Weigh?

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The newer gen gaming consoles, including the PS5, are certainly behemoths especially compared to their predecessors but all for good reasons.

After all, adding more raw power and all the peripherals that make PS5 a gaming powerhouse (GPU, mainboard, and cooling solution mainly) manifests itself in the form of heavier weight.

But simply put, the answer to the question “How much does the PS weigh”¬† for the standard edition is about 4.5 KG. This is the PS5 edition with a Blu-ray disc drive.

Knowing the weight of the PS5 can come in handy in many cases generally and particularly when you want to figure out its shipping costs.

So How Much Does the PS5 Weigh?

The weight of the PS5 depends upon what edition it is. PS5 can be found in two different configurations:

  • Standard Edition: Offers Blu-Ray Disc Drive
  • Digital Edition: Does NOT offer Blu-Ray Disc Drive.

The Heavyweight Champion: PS5 Standard Edition

How Much Does the PS5 Weigh
PS5 Standard (Left) vs PS5 Digital (Right). Photo Source: Sony

The standard edition of the PS5, complete with a Blu-ray disc drive, weighs in at a hefty 9.92 pounds (4.5 kg). That’s about the same weight as a bowling ball! Or, for the more culinary-minded, that’s equivalent to roughly 40 quarter-pound hamburgers.

A Lighter Contender: PS5 Digital Edition

But what if you’re more of a digital aficionado, eschewing physical discs for the convenience of downloads?

You can actually get the PS5 Digital Edition. It is much lighter weighing about 8.6 pounds (3.9 kg), making this console a full  1.32 pounds (600 g) lighter than its disc-wielding sibling.

What is the Size and Weight of the PS5 with the Box?

If shipping is your primary concern, then you’ll need to know both the weight and size of the PS5 WITH the box that it comes with.

This is because, not only does the cardboard box has a weight of its own, but it also includes other accessories like the controller and cables that can add to the weight.

So the dimension and weight of the STANDARD edition PS5 with the box are:

  • Weight: 14 pounds (6.7 kg)
  • Dimensions: 17 inches (43 cm) x 18.5 inches (47 cm) x 7 inches (18 cm) H x W x D

Why the Weight Matters

The weight of the console can impact its portability, shipping costs, and even your overall gaming setup.

Let’s dive deeper into these aspects:

Portability: Carrying Your Gaming Buddy Around

With the increasing popularity of gaming tournaments and friendly gaming sessions, portability is a factor that can’t be ignored.

The majority of the popular games out there are NOT split screen or local co-op. In other words, you will need to have a PS5 of your own in order to enjoy with your friends.

While the PS5 isn’t quite as travel-friendly as handheld consoles like the Nintendo Switch, its weight can still make a difference when you’re lugging it to a friend’s house or a gaming event.

PS5 certainly isn’t the lightest console out there. But the fact that it weighs about 50% more than an average gaming laptop, makes it quite affordable if you compare it with a PC.

You certainly can’t carry your desktop gaming PC around (at least without some serious back muscles), but carrying PS5 around should not be an issue.

Shipping Costs: A Pricey Postage Predicament

One of the major reasons why you’d want to know how much a PS5 weigh is to understand its shipping costs.

If you’re moving, ordering a console from an online store, or shipping your console to someone else, the PS5’s weight will affect the cost.

Couriers often charge by the pound, so the difference between the standard and digital editions can hit your wallet marginally.

Display and Stability: A Balancing Act

When it comes to your gaming setup, the PS5’s weight can influence where and how it’s displayed. A heavier console requires a sturdier surface to rest on, ensuring it doesn’t take a disastrous tumble mid-game.

If your shelf had a hard time accommodating your older PS4 or Xbox One gaming console, it’ll certainly break when loaded with a PS5.

Comparing PS5 to Other Gaming Consoles

So in conclusion:

  • PS5 standard edition weighs 9.92 pounds (4.5 kg)
  • PS5 digital edition weighs 8.6 pounds (3.9 kg)

These numbers are without the box and included accessories!

But how do these numbers stack up against the rest of the gaming consoles?

The following table compares PS5’s weight with its rival and predecessors.

ConsoleWeight
PS5 Standard9.92 pounds (4.5 kg)
PS5 Digital8.6 pounds (3.9 kg)
Xbox Series X9.8 pounds (4.45 kg)
Xbox Series S4.25 pounds (1.93 kg)
PS4 Pro7.3 pounds (3.3 kg)
PS4 Original6.1 pounds (2.8 kg)
Xbox One Original7.7 pounds (3.5 kg)
Xbox One X9.8 pounds (4.4 kg)
Nintendo Switch0.88 pounds (0.4 kg)

It is quite clear that PS5 Standard Edition is the heaviest console in the current gen.

Atif Qazi

Atif Qazi is the founder of GamingConsole101.com and a huge gaming nerd. Thanks to the vast gaming experience under his belt, you can often find him writing detailed pieces of content on gaming hardware and console. But in all honesty, nothing gives him more pleasure than 'one-shotting' everyone as a stealth archer in ESO: Skyrim.

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