Sunday, February 22, 2009

CNET: Xbox 360 vs PS3 video, 6 rounds

The PS3 has more features and appealing form factor, while the 360 has more games and the smooth online experience. Who wins? Watch the video.

I have to disagree with the judges on the PS3's looks. While the 360 is very conservative, the PS3 is an ugly piece of kit. Some of us may remember when the box-style cars were replaced with excessive roundness (think bubble Taurus). At the turn of the century, designers combined the two opposing aesthetics to "bring sexy back". The PS3 is a perfect example of "design that tries to hard" just like those late 90's models. Too many nonfunctional curves that crash into themselves, making for an awkward aesthetic.

Anyway, I'm not surprised at the outcome of this match up.


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