The Next Generation Consoles

Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2005 at 01:24 AM

The 3 upcoming next generation consoles (not to scale)
From left to right: The Playstation 3, Nintendo Revolution, and Xbox 360
(not to scale)

The photos are in for the designs for the next generation consoles. The three designs are intriguing, especially if you read about how much time and money the competing companies Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft is throw into the look of these consoles. Funny how the Playstation 3 is convex, and the Xbox 360, on the other hand, is concave. These curves give the units some free-flowing lines, lending to an organic feel. Nintendo opted for a more straight, minimalistic, industrial design for it’s upcoming Revolution. To keep the Revolution from being completely conservative, the base tilts the from of the unit upward, giving it an unconventional diagonal. The Playstation will come in 3 colors: white, black, and silver. Xbox 360 users will be able to customize their units with skins.

Besides the visual design, the specs on these things make them sound a lot like a computer–hard drives, dvd-rom, wireless… Very impressive.

I’ve never owned a console since my brothers and I acquired a Super Nintendo back in old, old days, but it looks like they have finally surpassed the regular PC in graphics. Maybe I should buy one. For Caleb, of course..

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