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

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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.

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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!

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Screenshot: Unbox Therapy
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Oh lawd he comin’!

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

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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!

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

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

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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If you look there at the side of the PS4, you’ll understand why I feel like consoles really should be looking more like mini PCs than they do. I’m not a Microsoft guy, but goddamn if this big ass pillar isn’t a breath of fresh air after 15 years of losing consoles to cooling issues.