Joel Taveras writes, "They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we all do it. I especially do it when buying new toys — taking factors such as design into question whenever I purchase any of my own gadgets, only making concessions when purchasing video game hardware. That’s because, with video game consoles, sure, you’ll eventually get your special editions and color variants later on after launch, but for the most part — especially at first — it’s a take what you can get situation. While I don’t mind showing off gems in my game collection, the hardware itself is usually tucked away since it’s not much to write home about considering that console hardware designs usually suck. But, perhaps Sony can change that this year."