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So if you need the stand to put the PS5 horizontally as well as vertically, it's free right?

Boss Mog

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The vertical stands have a history of being extremely overpriced accessories designed to help Sony make up some the low margins on the consoles themselves, often costing $20 for what amounts to little more than some plastic and a screw.

So according to the pictures of the PS5 shown by Sony the stand seems needed whether you put it horizontally or vertically. if that's the case then surely it must be included in the box. Sony wouldn't sell you a system you couldn't place properly would they?
 
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Kuranghi

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I might just smash the fins off if it doesn't fit in my TV unit lol, I'll never look at it again once its in there anyway.

Although saying that I'm getting flashbacks to a crazy TV customer I had where he wanted to, and I quote: "smash the speakers/subwoofers off the back of the TV, so my neighbours don't complain about noise" and I was like *exhales* "I wouldn't recommend it mate... all the electronics and power supply is in there too" :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 

Kuranghi

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Did something confirm you need it for horizontal?



I think so, all shots I've seen show this "black circle" under it.
 
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Kuranghi

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I don't believe they've shown the right hand side yet, I think it will have an indentation for the stand to fit into.
 
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The bow will include one.

Now if you lost or destroy it... well I believe it won’t be cheaper.
 
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Kuranghi

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crazy that horizontal needs a stand too. seems like a wacky design decision

Maybe something to do with airflow? Maybe the fins help with drawing in air so they can't remove them to make it have a flat base, which would take away a need for stand while horizontal.
 

Nankatsu

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Of course it will be "free".

It will be included in the package to seem free, yes, but somewhere down that delicious price, you pay for the stand.

 
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Investor9872

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The vertical stands have a history of being extremely overpriced accessories designed to help Sony make up some the low margins on the consoles themselves, often costing $20 for what amounts to little more than some plastic and a screw.

So according to the pictures of the PS5 shown by Sony the stand seems needed whether you put it horizontally or vertically. if that's the case then surely it must be included in the box. Sony wouldn't sell you a system you couldn't place properly would they?

Or rather that it should be free, and included in the PS5 box. But knowing Sony, it won't.
 
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Dee Dah Dave

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Looks like the ‘stand’ is the same one for both horizontal and vertical. And given it’s a necessity whichever way you orientate it, I would say it will be included in the box.
 

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Looks like the ‘stand’ is the same one for both horizontal and vertical. And given it’s a necessity whichever way you orientate it, I would say it will be included in the box.

Agreed. The stand probably adapts to work with either orientation. And it has to be included if it's needed to use in either orientation. Especially horizontal since the vast majority of people have consoles horizontal on shelves under their TVs.

Also agree with others that it's likely a design to maximize air flow as they've talked up the cooling and it being quiet after all the flack they deservedly got for the PS4/PS4 Pro being loud as fuck with many games for many people.