PS4 vs Xbox One Packaging Compared

Gameranx compares the packaging of the PS4 and the Xbox One.

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yellowgerbil1896d ago

that PS4 box is really old school. reminds me of the PS1/PS2 with the big pictures of games. Remember back in the day, demo discs, man that takes me back.

Enemy1896d ago

They're both boxes that will meet the inside of my garbage bin on day one.

Wouldn't it make more sense to see how they're packaged inside? Lol.

slimeybrainboy1896d ago

Screw DRM, and launch lineups. I'm making my purchase decision based on the packaging.

Enemy1896d ago

My box has better lineup of image placement and composition!


Nitrowolf21896d ago (Edited 1896d ago )

I still have my original phat PS3 box :)

Godmars2901896d ago

What. You don't recycle? A villain is you.

JKelloggs1896d ago

You throw them away?

I always keep boxes of every electrical purchase. Still got my PS2 one

kneon1896d ago

They can come in a brown paper bag for all I care, I haven't played with the box since I was 2 :)

Elwenil1896d ago

I still have my Genesis box, my Playstation box, two original PS2 boxes, a fat PS3 and a slim PS3 box. Somewhere I have a big box full of NES game boxes and Nintendo Power magazines, lol.

cleft51896d ago

What are you talking about friend, I still have my PS3, 360, PS2, Super Nintendo, and I think my Sega Genesis original box. You don't throwaway your console boxes friend. That is just wrong.

abzdine1896d ago

PS4 package is sexy and smaaaaaall! 50% raw power more, no power brick.

Fairchild Channel F1896d ago


I still have my original NES box :)

DatRealBoy1896d ago

I always save my boxes lol force of habit I still have the ps3 phat box and the slim uncharted 3 box

ThanatosDMC1896d ago

The Xbone box is all nice and classy... wonder if that's why it cost $100 more?

v6volume1896d ago

You don't keep the boxes?????

LoveGaming1896d ago

I know right, why in the world are people getting excited over a cardboard box....

YNWA961896d ago

Remember Atari St and C Amiga days, when they had pictures of the 20-30 games you got with it!

Retroman1896d ago (Edited 1896d ago )

I still have my INTELLIVISION console box with "Burgertime" pictures.

Eonjay1896d ago

The things that stands out the most to me is just how damn slip the PS4 package is.

kickerz1896d ago

I like to keep the boxes and put things in them. Like CDs , Lego , cables lol and other things

thehitman1896d ago

Ouch so cold Enemey.. I still have my original 60gig ps3 box in my closet just cant bring myself to throw it out.

Thomaticus1896d ago

Not yet! Now we must admire the boxes!

crxss1896d ago

that's not even the ps4 box.... at least according to these pictures

guitarded771896d ago (Edited 1896d ago )

@ crsxx
Those (first pic) are the mock-ups they've been using since announcement... the pic in the article is probably the real deal retail version. As for the unfolded, I don't know... maybe each region has different packaging.

On topic
I always keep mine... Yeah, they take up space in the attic, and are probably a fire hazard, but I can't bring myself to throw them away. Besides, you know how much more vintage consoles are worth with the original packaging?

Silly Mammo1896d ago

Funny, I'm getting the PS4 day 1, but I actually think the X1 packaging looks better. But since I don't play the packaging, it really has no relevance to me.

ZHZ901896d ago

PS4 box looks really cool. Looks like I'll keep it. :)

KwietStorm1896d ago

You throw them out? I recycle all my cardboard boxes, but all my video game console boxes are in the attic. Don't ask me why, they just are. Even my NES and 32X boxes are up there. Yea I had a 32X big whoop wanna fight about it?

ShinMaster1896d ago

I keep my boxes.
Comes in handy when moving.

UltimateMaster1896d ago

I like the PS4 Box art better.
Not only does it have a design art to it, but they show us what games you can play on it.
Isn't games an important part of your business?

sync901896d ago

I always keep the boxes. Hell, i've even got boxes in the attic for consoles i dont own anymore.

waltercross1896d ago

I Give all boxes to my kids, they take care of the rest!.

BoriboyShoGUN1896d ago

hell yeah I always keep my boxes too. Have the 360 MW2 box, the PS3 even the Wii boxes. In case you move or something BOOM perfect safe box for it :D

MRMagoo1231896d ago

actually i still have my original boxes from my ps, ps2 and ps3 all in my cupboard, i dont wanna chuck em away they hold memories, when i look at the boxes it makes me happy with nostalgia lol.

andrewsqual1896d ago

Launch line ups? I'd rather not be screwed over a few years down the line when a casual gimmick takes full priority over decent games which are really "games".

Ritsujun1896d ago (Edited 1896d ago )

You can see that the Xbone180's too scared to show itself, poor weak giant.

ohiostatesman1896d ago

The xbox one package looks so much better than the PS3 its unbelievable. The all black looks smooth and sophisticated. The PS4 boxing looks so childish in my opinion.

Seafort1896d ago

I'd advise any Xbone or PS4 owner to keep their boxes for a few weeks till you know the console isn't going to overheat while playing games :)

I can see another RROD fiasco happening if MS are being rushed to release :P

darren_poolies1896d ago

You don't keep the box?!!!!

UnHoly_One1896d ago

Wait till you guys have to move, then tell me if you are still keeping useless empty boxes from 10 and 20 years ago. lol

malol1895d ago (Edited 1895d ago )

the xbox one is dull and uninnovative, speaks of whats in the box.

Benchm4rk1895d ago (Edited 1895d ago )


I've moved about 3 times in the last 4 years and I've still got boxes for my nes,snes,64,ps1, dreamcast,ps2, original Xbox, halo edition Xbox, GameCube, launch 360, slim 360, Halo 4 360, wii and phat ps3. Makes sense as when I move thats what I package the consoles in. My wife thinks I have a slight hoarding disorder lol

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GarrusVakarian1896d ago (Edited 1896d ago )

Daaaaamn i forgot all about pictures of videogames on the back of the box.

Thanks for the memory recall.

iamtehpwn1896d ago

While I prefer the outside of the Xbox One Box, I'd much rather have what's inside the PS4 box.

SlyGuy1896d ago

Those demo discs. I got hours of play time from them. lol.

yellowgerbil1896d ago

I would of never discovered MGS if it wasn't for a demo disc from playstation magazine.
great concept, digital stores have done away with them unfortunately :(

vigilante_man1896d ago

I like the all black look of the XB1 box even though I prefer the contents of the PS4 box!

ForgivenZombie1896d ago

Yeah, xbone box is nice, but I do like the old school look of Sony's box to.

InMyOpinion1896d ago

The Xbox packaging is obviously nicer (only a fanboy or a colorblind person stuck in the 90's would disagree).

Still getting a PS4, dirt ugly packaging or not. :)

Eddie201011896d ago

Here's a site with a better representation of the boxes without any bias.

scott1821896d ago

In that comparison the PS4 box looks better... LOL, this is ridiculous.

DigitalRaptor1896d ago (Edited 1896d ago )

I know, ridiculous right? The article's images show the PS4 on its side.

The article you posted is a much fairer analysis.

Vibrant blue ftw!

2cents1896d ago

I prefer the X-Box lol

@enemy... lol

ovnipc1896d ago

Orignal PS3 box was the best of all, xbox 360 box when lunch was a green box with some circular lines nothing special. But xbox one box looks betters. PS4 box looks horrible, the console its sexy they should make the box a little more sexy.

Aceman181896d ago

Blue has always been my favorite color. Both boxes look really nice, but I'm more partial blue Lol.

bigfish1896d ago

that's it see, SONY are going back to video gaming roots with PS4 - what made video gaming so enjoyable in the first place.

bjmartynhak1896d ago (Edited 1896d ago )

Demo discs! Oh how many times I played that Metal Gear demo!!

edgeofsins1896d ago

It also shows off how small the console appears to be and stocking up on them seems to be more efficient so stores can get more at once.

X-Alchemist1896d ago

This is just getting ridiculous now, comparing boxes really?

hiredhelp1896d ago

There's a reason why XBOX ONE has bigger box the reason is the Dam power brick im still confused by it.

xtremeimport1896d ago

a nice packaged device just smells of quality. So I believe it does matter. I pretty the Xb1 packaging over the Ps4. Just looks more sleek, But I prefer whats inside the Ps4 box more.

Bathyj1896d ago (Edited 1896d ago )

Its weird that the Xbone box looks better than the PS4 box cos it follows the the look of the console, yet the PS4 looks better that the Xbone. I just went crosseyed.

So i guess XBone looks good, for a box, and PS4 should have made a box that looks like a PS4. Probably hard to stack them with that tapered edge.

IRON883 1896d ago

Like holy crap were the hell is nov 15th already !!!!!! I need my ps4 now!!!!! Hopefully gta5 will hold me up till then

s8anicslayer1896d ago

I can't wait to smell them...I love the new car smell XD

CaJuaLFeatPuFF1896d ago

Definitely PS4.
Xbox one boxing looks like it saying "Cable Box INCOMING"

MikEyG1896d ago

You just made me feel all sentimental and s**t......thank you

Totoro171896d ago

I remember the back of my PS1 was Battle Arena Toshinden, Ridge Racer, Madden, and I think Crash. Good times. Thanks for the flashback, gerbil :)

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Tooly1896d ago

always makin supid competitons

knifefight1896d ago

Can't wait till someone compares the bar codes, the bubble wrap, and taste of the plastic.

Tooly1896d ago

me either who you think goin win