The PlayStation Classic is the latest of a series of mini-consoles that have been hitting the shelves over the last couple of years. Of course, one of the factors that turns them into charming collectibles is their size. Geeks love miniaturization, and gamers are no exception.
At roughly 149 mm × 33 mm × 105 mm (5.9 inches × 1.3 inches × 4.1 inches), Sony’s latest hardware is definitely small, but unless you walk around with a ruler or measuring tape in your pocket, it might be difficult to envision.
Enter our size comparison, in which we place the PlayStation Classic side-by-side with… everything we could find, to show you just how small it feels.
Above you can see the most obvious picture, placing the PlayStation Classic on top of her big sister. Yes, she’s a little stained after over 20 years. I did try to clean her, I swear.
Here you can see a comparison with another “big sister.” The PlayStation Classic is completely dwarfed by the original PS4.
Even the PS Vita. Despite being Sony Interactive Entertainment’s latest portable, it is still considerably wider than the new mini console.
This seems to be almost on purpose: the width of the PlayStation Classic is basically identical to the width of the case of PS1 games.
Back to modern times, the mini console is visibly smaller than the case of a PS4 game.
Don’t be fooled by the size of the PlayStation Classic’s box: the actual console is much smaller. Most of the packaging real estate is taken by the two controllers. Speaking of which…
Yes, the console is slightly smaller than its own controller. Is your mind blown yet?
The PlayStation Classic’s width is pretty much comparable to the length of a modern smartphone.
Even a wristwatch isn’t all that smaller than Sony’s classic console.
It won’t fit in your glasses case, but its width is basically identical.
It can probably fit in your pocket together with your keys. Just be careful not to scratch it.
The original PlayStation has always been a charming console.
It’s always a good idea to wear proper protection.
If you’re thirsty, the PlayStation Classic can double as the perfect coaster for the discerning gamer.
…Or for your yogurt. Do people even use coasters for Yogurt?
It can easily fit in your fruit basket. I have no idea why you’d put it in there, but stranger things have happened.
Speaking of eating, no matter what kind of tools you use for dinner, they’re still longer than the PlayStation Classic.
I just burned a light bulb so… why not?
If you need to perform repairs that are a bit more complex than changing a bulb, the PlayStation Classic will fit comfortably in your toolbox.
A digital camera shows that if Sony really wanted, they could make the PlayStation Classic even smaller.
The original PlayStation is the birthplace of the Tenchu series. I’m sure I’m not the only one wishing to play a new one.
Mecha action figures definitely dwarf this hardware.
This Prinny has found a new throne. The Disgaea series debuted on the PlayStation 2, but this still feels appropriate, somehow.
When the original PlayStation was at the climax of its glory I was also a Warhammer 40,000 nut. I regret nothing.
Two classic Sony products: PlayStation and the Walkman. The console has been one of the most relevant driving forces behind the passage from audio cassettes to compact disks.
The Lamborghini Countach was seen as a cult-car when the original PlayStation launched.
Yes. The PlayStation Classic is really small.
I couldn’t fit my cat into the lightbox so this one isn’t as neat as the rest. Yes, I saved the cutest picture for last.
The PlayStation Classic will release worldwide on Dec. 3.