IKEA Stores Have Mock PS5s So You Can See If Your Giant Game Console Will Fit in its Furniture

published Jan 7, 2021
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There are a lot of considerations when you’re buying new furniture. For gamers who recently bought a PS5 or Xbox Series X, however, there’s only one question on their minds: Will it fit in my cabinet?

Thankfully, IKEA has the answer. The flatpack company recently went viral on Reddit after a user posted a photo of mock units of both next-gen consoles in one of their stores. The physical sizing guides are basically custom cardboard boxes with measurements written on the sides, but they’re a great help in determining if the PS5 and Xbox Series X can fit inside an IKEA cabinet or television stand.

The caption on one of the boxes adds a bit of humor to the shopping experience. It reads: “Which IKEA media storage unit will be able to fit my new, meme-ishly oversized, gaming console?”

The PS5 was criticized last year for being the biggest gaming console ever. Although you can’t do much about its size and how it affects the overall look of a room, thanks to IKEA’s thoughtful effort, you can at least make sure it fits neatly inside a shelf.

If you need more guidance on which media console is for you, here’s our list of 15 TV stands under $500.