PS3 on top of (or below) PS5... Any good looking combo?

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Hi there,
I am considering to buy a PS3 on top of PS5.
Does anyone have both? Any way to "pile them up" horizontally or otherwise? Which PS3 model would you advise for aesthetics and practical reasons (even at the cost of PS2 backwards compatibility)?
Cool if you can share pictures...
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I have a ps2 slim, ps3 slim, ps4 phat, and ps5, all plugged in. The ps5 is quite large, possibly larger than the ps3 phat. It has an intake on the top if vertical and vents on the back, so leave clearance.
 

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Doesn't seem a good idea to stack on top of each other, better be side by side.

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I thought the Launch PS3 was big.. PS5 is enormous! I'm hoping in a few years we'll see a PS5 Slim because even for Sony that design/size can't last for the entire generation.

I get why you want to have a PS3 as it's BC PS1 + PS2, but for the best experience you can't beat a PS2 with a genuine component cable.
 

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I have a ps2 slim, ps3 slim, ps4 phat, and ps5, all plugged in. The ps5 is quite large, possibly larger than the ps3 phat. It has an intake on the top if vertical and vents on the back, so leave clearance.
Wow. Do you have a photo of that?
 

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Doesn't seem a good idea to stack on top of each other, better be side by side.

3ErnjNy.jpg


I thought the Launch PS3 was big.. PS5 is enormous! I'm hoping in a few years we'll see a PS5 Slim because even for Sony that design/size can't last for the entire generation.

I get why you want to have a PS3 as it's BC PS1 + PS2, but for the best experience you can't beat a PS2 with a genuine component cable.
Thanks for the picture. It really helps. Yeah curious how the PS5 design will age... I have it horizontally stored in the TV cabinet hidden behind a tinted glass door so the only visible thing from the outside are the game pads when not stored! All of that is in the living room (not a gamer's cave) and hidding it is a no-brainer for me: I find the design of the PS5 way too aggressive for non gamers (family, friends over etc), even for me when not in a gaming mood.

In terms of choosing the right PS3 model, what I am after are PS3 game disc compatibility (and the very occasional Audio CDs). PS2 BC would just be a "nice to have" so I wouldn't mind missing out or having it as a bonus (just like audio CD) with a lesser quality than the original PS2 (which I hear you is a much better UX).

Back to my TV cabinet. I would have just enough height to pile up PS5 and the original PS3 horizontally. As you said, PS3 phat is bigger than PS5 so the logical thing would be to pile PS3 on top of PS5. But: the PS5 top surface (when laid horizontally) isn't flat and also gets hot.

I was curious if anyone had been (aesthetically / functionally) successful at "layering" PS3 + PS5. Maybe this could be a 3D printing mini project.

Unless (last resort measure, I am not that desperate so far), I dig up one of those bed tray tables at the flea market or ebay, high enough to accommodate the PS5... :lol:.
 
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Thanks for the picture. It really helps. Yeah curious how the PS5 design will age... I have it horizontally stored in the TV cabinet hidden behind a tinted glass door so the only visible thing from the outside are the game pads when not stored! All of that is in the living room (not a gamer's cave) and hidding it is a no-brainer for me: I find the design of the PS5 way too aggressive for non gamers (family, friends over etc), even for me when not in a gaming mood.

In terms of choosing the right PS3 model, what I am after are PS3 game disc compatibility (and the very occasional Audio CDs). PS2 BC would just be a "nice to have" so I wouldn't mind missing out or having it as a bonus (just like audio CD) with a lesser quality than the original PS2 (which I hear you is a much better UX).

Back to my TV cabinet. I would have just enough height to pile up PS5 and the original PS3 horizontally. As you said, PS3 phat is bigger than PS5 so the logical thing would be to pile PS3 on top of PS5. But: the PS5 top surface (when laid horizontally) isn't flat and also gets hot.

I was curious if anyone had been (aesthetically / functionally) successful at "layering" PS3 + PS5. Maybe this could be a 3D printing mini project.

Unless (last resort measure, I am not that desperate so far), I dig up one of those bed tray tables at the flea market or ebay, high enough to accommodate the PS5... :lol:.
What about a PS3 Slim hacked so it'd play PS2 games?

I thought about PS3 Top Loader, but the cheap look and somewhat noisy doesn't make it worth owning. Sony could've done an amazing job with a PS3 Top Loader though they were cheapskates about it.

Nintendo's NES and Wii top loader consoles looked really nice even though the Wii Top Loader lacked a lot of features. But design-wise? Nice lookin'.
 
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