Update: PlayStation 4's Appearance Finally Unveiled

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I wouldn't say it looks great, but then again I don't dislike the XBones appearance that much either. The consoles appearance isn't important to me so much as its size.

So to summarise so far: The PS4 is $100 cheaper, used games work just as they normally do and it doesn't force you to play online or spy on you.

PS4 is certainly more appealing so far. For their sake I hope they have a decent starting line up for once. To a lot of people the exclusives will be significantly more important.

Machine Man 1992:

Yopaz:

Caiphus:
I think it looks kind of cool.

*slinks back into his corner*

I kinda agree, but I do like a simplistic look...

OT: I am really loving that they've priced themselves $100 less than Microsoft. This will indeed be interesting since there are some hypotheses that Sony would dominate the Xbox if they priced themselves lower.

Given Sony's competition?

They won't have to try hard.

The price matters... HOWEVER if they had the same price I think Sony would have a huge advantage here. So yeah, I agree with you. Microsoft shot themselves in the foot with the reveal. Sony shot them a couple more times with their E3 show.

Sony burning Microsoft with their instruction on how you share games with friends... I saw it coming, but I still laughed and shouted BURN at the screen. Still chuckling at it in fact. I hate pretending to know the future, but right now Sony got the lead on Microsoft in my opinion.

See Microsoft, that is how you make a brick look (relatively) stylish.

In Aus it will be $550 to the Xbone's $600. Eugh.

So EVERYONE's making ugly consoles this gen. Is it like, a retro thing? Will the next Nintendo be NES-style?

349 Pounds in the UK.

Whaaaat?

A direct conversion from $399 is 256 according to my desktop gadget. Why is it nearly 100 more expensive in the UK?

$399 is way cheap..that is awesome!! I figured there was no way they were going to sell either system for less then $500. I don't even know how Sony is selling the system for that low....are they losing money on each sale?

Last I heard Sony actually has more expensive parts, and higher performance....how are they selling their system for $100 less?

I am a bit worried about all the games saying they are going to be exclusive to the Xbone though. I don't have any intention of buying that system (only had 1 xbox 360 game I enjoyed that I couldn't have had on the Ps3)....but if they do have enough exclusive games that I want to play...that may change my mind (although it will take at least 5+ if the system costs $500).

Sony is rocking pretty hard I must say...but why Insomniac games is going over to the dark side (Xbone exclusive) I don't know. They are one of my favorite companies. It's usually the RPGs that make or break a system for me, but the ratchet and clank series is a big one for me as well.

Maybe if the Xbone sales are really bad more of the companies will end up making their games for the PS4 as well.

It's design certainly is much more pleasing to the eye than the Xbone. Personally I like the idea of an ejectable tray, I foresee many Xbone repair jobs because someone thought the drive was empty before shoving a disc in it's slot.

wulfy42:
$399 is way cheap..that is awesome!! I figured there was no way they were going to sell either system for less then $500.

Here in Australia, it will be closer to the $800 mark, just because they can.

What were you all expecting, a pair of tits?

M$: 'We can enable publishers to allow you to use your licenses in various ways and enable you to take advantage of the future of persistancy through continual online checkins while having a camera always watch you ready to take commands, for the ultimate in security and--.'

Sony: 'We give you what you want.'

Zachary Amaranth:
So EVERYONE's making ugly consoles this gen. Is it like, a retro thing? Will the next Nintendo be NES-style?

in essence they are both fairly similar cut down PCs..

No wonder they didn't want to show it off.

Vivi22:
At least the top isn't rounded I suppose for those who need to set things on top of it.

I guess this is the generation where all the consoles look like shit though.

No one give a crap about the look anyway. Look at the Fat PS3 ...

Just use whatever look that is cheapest and quickest to manufacture.

Sleekit:

Zachary Amaranth:
So EVERYONE's making ugly consoles this gen. Is it like, a retro thing? Will the next Nintendo be NES-style?

in essence they are both fairly similar cut down PCs..

I think I'd actually prefer it if they just looked like PCs.

I just bought my first PC case in years (Last PC was off the shelf; needed a quick replacement after a fire ruined all my shit), and while it's not the sexiest thing I've ever seen, it's still sexier than these ugly monstrosities...

for under 400 dollars, this is a good catch. Persoanlly, i like geometric shapes. if the "no shitty drm" stays away, sony has a good shot at winning this time around.

I am a bit worried about all the games saying they are going to be exclusive to the Xbone though. I don't have any intention of buying that system (only had 1 xbox 360 game I enjoyed that I couldn't have had on the Ps3)....but if they do have enough exclusive games that I want to play...that may change my mind (although it will take at least 5+ if the system costs $500).

a spine, friend. at some point you might want to grow one.

008Zulu:
It's design certainly is much more pleasing to the eye than the Xbone. Personally I like the idea of an ejectable tray, I foresee many Xbone repair jobs because someone thought the drive was empty before shoving a disc in it's slot.

wulfy42:
$399 is way cheap..that is awesome!! I figured there was no way they were going to sell either system for less then $500.

Here in Australia, it will be closer to the $800 mark, just because they can.

$549 in Australia actually :D http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/06/sony-australian-confirms-local-ps4-price/

Here in new Zealand we get another hundred on top of that though... So $650 NZD, that said, it's still $100 less then the Xbox One.

Also, I like its design a lot actually... It looks unique at least, it's not just a regular box at least.

AAAAaand... IT's another BLACK BOX! Are we really going that far back with the VCR desings?

chozo_hybrid:
$549 in Australia actually :D http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/06/sony-australian-confirms-local-ps4-price/

Here in new Zealand we get another hundred on top of that though... So $650 NZD, that said, it's still $100 less then the Xbox One.

Interesting, but a lower than expected price and intriguing design haven't sold me. I'll need official word on how the system compared to Xbone (always on internet, always on kinect, etc) before I decide.

Looked sexy when it was a thumbnail. That's actually a thought I have a lot. Mostly on 4chan.....

It barely looks better than the new Xbox, no wonder why Sony didn't want to show it. 400 is fifty dollars higher than I would have liked...prolly not getting one. At least until I see a bigger library.

008Zulu:

chozo_hybrid:
$549 in Australia actually :D http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/06/sony-australian-confirms-local-ps4-price/

Here in new Zealand we get another hundred on top of that though... So $650 NZD, that said, it's still $100 less then the Xbox One.

Interesting, but a lower than expected price and intriguing design haven't sold me. I'll need official word on how the system compared to Xbone (always on internet, always on kinect, etc) before I decide.

No DRM logging online every 24 hours to play BS and the camera is not compulsory from what they said today, hope that helps.

It don't matter what it looks like, but I will miss game consoles looking like game consoles. But then I guess that's what both Sony and Microsoft are trying to shake; "They're not game consoles, they're entertainment consoles."

Anyway, 400 bucks. Nice. Looks like I'll be buying this thing afterall.

Wow! A 3D Parallelogram in real life! Now I know why you don't see them very often. It looks like a poorly made sandwich.

I don't think I'll be moving onto either Xbone or PS4! This E3 just made me want to get a WiiU and have a kick-arse PC. That is how I will roll from now on.

Nothing will ever beat the game cube's design. With that said, the price is pretty damn good.

First thought: Well, it's interesting...

Second though: Wait, won't this shape make it a bitch to put on your shelf?

Why would Sony make the system purposefully wasteful of space? Maybe I'm in the minority, but every cm counts on my TV table....

Braedan:
First thought: Well, it's interesting...

Second though: Wait, won't this shape make it a bitch to put on your shelf?

Why would Sony make the system purposefully wasteful of space? Maybe I'm in the minority, but every cm counts on my TV table....

It's hard to tell just from the pictures but by the looks of it, it won't waste more space than the XBone.

OT: Sony did a really good job at the press conference. They pretty much showed what people wanted to see. I'm already looking forward to this new future, it looks a little brighter now.

I fail to understand all the hate on the Playstation's shape of all things. It's big, powerful, and I'd assume heat-flow was a large factor. And lets face it, how many options are there if you want a flat top and bottom? It all honesty I find it better looking than the xBOX. At least it's sort of creative.

SO, similar looking, but better. yeah that works. and i actually like the look of it at least. its just a box for hardware anyway, so whatever works - works.

As a fan of black boxes, that looks fucking stupid to me. Why would it be slanted. Why. I actually like glossy black boxes. Not as much as some other things, but a parallelogram is one of the things I think looks worse.

Benedict:
Guys, that's not what a rhombus is. The bisecting diagonals of a rhombus are perpendicular, and its sides are all congruent- the PS4 is just an ordinary parallelogram- or rather, since it's three-dimensional, a parallelepiped.

And also this.

ArithianFlame:
I fail to understand all the hate on the Playstation's shape of all things. It's big, powerful, and I'd assume heat-flow was a large factor. And lets face it, how many options are there if you want a flat top and bottom? It all honesty I find it better looking than the xBOX. At least it's sort of creative.

This was more creative: http://uda3mau.blogspot.com/2012/09/new-ps4-concept-design-welcome-to-future.html

But I think people are most perplexed at how these designs do not match up with the whole, "FUTURE NOW!" mentality of Sony and Microsoft. The designs do not fit with the feature aesthetic of either system. Yes, the PS4 looks better than the Xbone, but so did a VHS player over a Betamax.

What I don't get is how everyone is jumping for joy at how Sony "won" E3. I guess not everyone minds having to pay $50 a year just so they can play online. Then again, PS Plus is still infinitely better than Live Gold.

Mr.Mattress:
Man, that thing looks really really awkward... And it is just a black box...

Do we know the price though?

$399, 349.99

Not a bad price at all actually, if that comes with a game and a decent hard drive, maybe a PS+ sub for a year, they may have killed it.

I actually quite like how this looks, and the fact that they gave it a flat top that you can put things on is nice.

I guess after losing a lot of steam out of the gate last time around due to a higher price, Sony was determined to have the price advantage this time.

CardinalPiggles:

349 Pounds in the UK.

Whaaaat?

A direct conversion from $399 is 256 according to my desktop gadget. Why is it nearly 100 more expensive in the UK?

Because that's the way things usually go with hardware prices. It was the same with the Xbone as well, however on the bright side the Xbone is $170 more expensive over here, but the PS4 is only around $112 more expensive than the US price. Either way 349 is an absolutely incredibly price if you ask me and they may just have tempted me into actually joining this console generation.

Roxor:
Why does damn near everything seem to be in black these days? About the only exceptions I can think of off the top of my head are the WiiU and a couple of smartphones. PC cases? Black, black, and more black. Enough! Give us some variety!

Have you seen any PC cases lately? They're frequently white, transparent, or lit up with neon lights. Also, the PS3 comes in red or white as well as black. And apart from the just announced (but not available yet) new Mac Pro, you can't even buy an Apple computer that's black. They're all aluminium.

Ok, my thoughts.

It looks fine.

PS2 PS3 AND PS-slim were black boxes, so when the PS4 is one too, people say they're copying XBONE?

Riiiight. Especially since the folks at Sony were waiting until the xbone was showed then made their design! Brilliant!

Also stop dissin' wood panneling.

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