Sony’s PlayStation 5 scores with the big game exclusives that gamers want. It’s also tall and blindingly white.
The powerful new PlayStation 5 console towers over its predecessor, both physically and in its forward-looking graphics capabilities. It’s AMD-powered GPU can process 10.28 teraflops vs. 1.84 teraflops in the original PS4 (each TF represents ~1 trillion operations per second). Also, it’s tall. Really tall. It stands 16 inches (40.6 cm) in its vertical position. Judging by the front of the box and Sony’s promotional art, that’s how the company intends for you to use it.
Not many people are going to have that kind of headspace. Fortunately, there’s a dual-use plastic stand included in the box to help position the console securely in both vertical and horizontal positions. The stand ain’t pretty (and needs to be screwed in with a metal screw in the vertical position), but it works.