I Don’t Think We’re Ready For How Big The Xbox Series X Really Is

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Image: Microsoft

I know that you know that the Xbox Series X is big. But I don’t think you’re aware of just how fucking big it is.

Over the last few days not just tech/game sites like The Verge and Gamespot but also Content Creators — specifically, those who specialise in simply taking products out of boxes — have been sent the facade of the new Xbox consoles. They’re not even functional! Just the cases!

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The idea was probably to get them to show off the hardware in all its glory — and I really like the hardware — but the only thing I’m taking away from it is that the Xbox Series X is somehow even bigger than it has looked previously.

Renders and mockups and charts can only tell you so much. Sometimes, you need to see a big console in the real world to give you a true sense of scale.

Look at him!

Oh lawd he comin’!

He is, if you are only just joining us, a very large boy.

Microsoft made a big deal earlier this week about the new Series S being the smallest Xbox console ever, and like…every Xbox before it has been huge, so that’s a very low bar to clear.

That said, it is pretty compact!

You know what’s not compact? The Xbox Series X!

I hope anyone looking at getting one of these in November has a very large entertainment units. Or plenty of floor space around their entertainment unit.


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