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How Much Does A PS4 Weigh?

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If you are a gamer, you will be familiar with a Playstation 4 gaming console. But do you know how much a PS4 weighs? Why does it matter?

This article will show you exactly how much a PS4 weighs along with other related information that you will find interesting.

Sony Playstation 4 console with Dualshock 4 controller
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What is a PS4?

The Sony Playstation 4 or PS4, is a very popular home gaming system developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment and released in November 2013.

The PS4 was the successor to the PS3 and several improvements were made including 4K resolution video playback and more emphasis was put on social interaction.

The PS4 is the second best-selling game console of all time with only the PS2 selling more.

How Much Does A PS4 Weigh?

According to Playstation.com, under tech specs, the weight of the PS4 Slim gaming console weighs 2.1 kg or 4.62 pounds. The Playstation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro) is slightly heavier, weighing 3.3 kg or 7.27 pounds.

The original PS4 version 1 has a weight of 2.8 kg or 6.17 pounds.

This weight is for the console alone and does not include games, controllers, cables, or any other accessories.

How much do the PS4 DUALSHOCK 4 controllers weigh?

The Playstation 4 gaming system uses DUALSHOCK 4 controllers for playing. Each controller has a weight of 210 grams or 0.46 pounds.

For all the features that these wireless controllers have, they are very light and comfortable to use.

Sony Playstation 4 console with Dualshock 4 controller
Sony Playstation 4 console with Dualshock 4 controller: credit alexionas1989 @ depositphotos.com

How much do the PS4 game discs weigh?

On average a PS4 game disc weighs around 16 grams and a brand-new game sealed in a plastic case will weigh around 95 grams.

How much does a PS4 weigh in the box?

If you purchase a brand new PS4 gaming console in its original box, it will weigh around 10.5 pounds.

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This will depend on the type of PS4 system that you purchase as the PS4 slim will weigh less than the PS4 Pro.

Inside the box, you will find the gaming console with all the accessories and manuals, extra plastic and shipping foam, cables, controllers, and more which are included in the total packaged weight.

Also if the box is being shipped or ordered online, it will arrive inside a shipping box which can add about 0.5-1.0 pounds to the overall weight.

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What are the dimensions of a PS4?

The PS4 slim gaming console has dimensions of 265 × 39 × 288 mm (width × height × length). In inches, this equals 10.43 x 1.53 x 11.33 (width × height × length).

The PS4 Pro gaming console has dimensions of 295 × 55 × 327 mm (width × height × length). In inches, this equals 11.61 x 2.16 x 12.87 (width × height × length).

The Playstation 4 (PS4) Slim weighs 2.1 kg or 4.62 pounds.

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Why does the weight of a PS4 matter?

Even though the Playstation 4 is a small gaming console and is very lightweight, there are concerns that you should be aware of.

If you are planning on setting the PS4 on a small shelf that doesn’t have much weight capacity, this can be an issue.

Some shelves can only hold very light weights and by placing the PS4 with the controllers, games, and cables on the shelf, you could easily overload the shelf causing damage or injury.

Also if you are planning to ship the PS4 console in the mail, the size and weight of the box are determining factors of the price you will pay.

It may not seem like a lot, but shipping a 10-15 pound box can be costly.

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