PS5 vs. Xbox Series X Unboxing | See how the next-gen consoles compare

We’ve finally got our hands on a PS5 and an Xbox Series X, with Sony and Microsoft sending us their next-gen consoles ahead of their respective official launches on November 12 and November 10, 2020. But what’s in the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X boxes? In these unboxing videos, we reveal exactly what you’ll see when you get your hands on the hardware.

PS5 unboxing

In the below PS5 reveal video, we go through everything included in the PS5 box along with an additional DualSense controller we received from Sony.

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As expected, the PS5 is a sizable piece of kit, and if you’ve been following us on Twitter then you’ll know that we already used a wiener for scale to measure exactly how large the console is:

Here’s the full rundown of what’s included in both the standard and digital edition PS5 boxes:

PlayStation 5 digital box contents

  • PlayStation 5 Digital Edition
  • Wireless DualSense controller
  • 825 GB SSD
  • HDMI Cable
  • AC power cord
  • USB cable
  • Instruction Manual
  • Astro’s Playroom (Pre-installed game. Console may need to be updated to the latest system software version. Internet connection required.)

PlayStation 5 standard box contents

  • PlayStation 5 Console
  • Wireless DualSense controller
  • 825 GB SSD
  • HDMI Cable
  • AC power cord
  • USB cable
  • Instruction Manual
  • Astro’s Playroom (Pre-installed game. Console may need to be updated to the latest system software version. Internet connection required.)

Xbox Series X unboxing

In the below Xbox Series X unboxing, we run through what’s included in the new console’s box:

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Here’s the full rundown of what’s included in the packaging:

Xbox Series X box contents

  • Xbox Series X
  • Wireless Xbox Series X controller
  • 1 TB SSD
  • HDMI 2.1 cable
  • AC power cord
  • Product guide

You’ll be able to check out our full impressions of the PS5, Xbox Series x, and their libraries of launch games in the very near future, before the console’s launch next month.