In my unboxing of the Xbox Series X, I touched on just how big the console is when compared to its predecessors. Not only is it the third heaviest console ever built, but it’s also one of the tallest at 11.9 inches in height. Although it is dwarfed by the PlayStation 5, which is 15.4 inches tall, the Xbox Series X is still a very big console.
But how does it compare in height to other household items? The internet has asked this question many times. The Xbox Series X’s monolithic shape and height has been compared to a fridge, a toaster, a rocket launcher, and many other things. Yet, with the arrival of The Mandalorian season 2 tomorrow, it’s clear there’s still one thing missing. How does the Xbox Series X compare in size to little Baby Yoda?
I endeavored to find out. Disney was nice enough to send along a special The Mandalorian season 2 watchalong box with all kinds of cool Mando swag, including a Baby Yoda-themed baseball cap and a very nice t-shirt. But the absolute show-stopper was a stuffed Baby Yoda doll that’s now on display next to the Xbox Series X that Microsoft sent me for review earlier this week.
For the sake of science, I decided to take a photo to see how my adorable Baby Yoda compared in size to Microsoft’s next-gen console. The results are now in:
There’s a clear winner here. The Xbox Series X is taller than even Baby Yoda, who stands at a little over 10 inches, at least in doll form. There’s more to life than height, though, but we’re not going to get into which is more powerful, even if it’s clear that the Child is stronger in the Force.
Interestingly enough, were we in the galaxy far, far away, the result would be very different. According to Wookieepedia, Baby Yoda is actually 16.5 inches tall, meaning that, if he were the real deal or maybe even the puppet Lucasfilm uses on set, he would absolutely tower over the next-gen console menace (although the PS5 still isn’t far off).
Clearly, I’ve thought way too hard about this, but at least now you have an answer, dear reader, whether you wanted one or not.
If it’s serious, Xbox Series X discussion you’re looking for, check out our coverage of the next-gen console here. Or if you’re more interested in The Mandalorian season 2, we’ve got you covered on that as well here. And if you love both, then hopefully I’ve made your day with this little experiment!
The Mandalorian season 2 premieres on Oct. 30 on Disney+. The Xbox Series X and Series S are out on Nov. 10.