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What Will the PS4 and Xbox One Redesigns Look Like?

The PS4 and Xbox One are fresh off the assembly line, and they’re both incredibly popular this holiday shopping season. That feeling of novelty and excitement doesn’t last long, though. After a while, sales will start to dip. Consoles will get discounted, and then the whole world starts to wonder when a redesign is coming out.

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XiSasukeUchiha945d ago (Edited 945d ago )

obivously slim down first then possible features are going to be added to the XB1 and PS4.

mikeslemonade944d ago

Given the similarity of the design, the X1 slim might look like the PS4 without the slanted look.

abzdine944d ago

it will be same as PStwo but offset like PS4 if they decide to take the power brick out.

minimur12944d ago (Edited 944d ago )

I doubt they all be able to make the ps4 that small, that was marginally larger than a DVD case, and was powered on something like 9 volts. machines are getting a lot more complex andll need more parts lol, but the ps4 is surprisingly slim now, a lot of people would agree on that, Xbox can make a lot of improvements on slimming it down though that's for sure lmao that things a beast (when I first used swipe to type beast in it came up as breast lol)

darthv72943d ago

A refined and improved power supply and board shrink are most likely the obvious things to change. Especially on the X1. The wifi module is a separate piece that has a better chance of being integrated.

the PS4 redesign could result in the removal of the internalized power supply for one that is external like they did with the slim PS2. to be honest there really isnt anything wrong with an external power supply. so much easier to replace than having to open the unit.

I've had to replace the power boards in various consoles before and while not terribly difficult (depends on the console) it is not as convenient as just getting a replacement that plugs into the back.

On the X1, there is lots of space for airflow so it is possible they will reduce the trace length in a board revision. At most we are looking at about 1/3 of the current size that could be reduced.

The revised X1 will look more like the current ps4 and the ps4 will look like an original wii but angular.

KratosSaveUs944d ago

Usually the slimmed downed version lose features not gain features.

yezz944d ago

Exactly, my original fat ps3 has more features than the slim one.. It will probably be just the same with a bit slimmer body and there will be more hard drive options.. Loving the size and look of the current ps4.

Sarcasm944d ago

Except there isn't much to lose on the PS4.

The only thing I can think of is maybe they change the slot loading disc drive.

I see them upping the hard drive space and that's about it.

Oh_Yeah943d ago

It's a trade off, loss of features for a quieter more compact machine is a + in my book. Besides what features can they really take away from the ps4? Less USB ports? Like anyone uses more than one...

admiralvic944d ago

The point of revisions are typically to reduce costs and increase profits. Like how the Vita dropped the OLED screen, 2DS dropped 3D, PS3 dropped BC / 4 USB ports / Media center.

The only time they add features is when they think they can get more for the system (3DS XL), features become standard (Wifi on the 360) or when they're trying to get people to buy another (slim / more efficient).

Magicite944d ago

X1 will look like bulky wardrobe even as slim version.
PS4 will be as slim as PS1/2.

Mister_Dawg943d ago

You really think the PS4 is gonna get much smaller and NOT go thermonuclear?

ovnipc944d ago

I like ps3 original more than any ps3 smil. The xbox s looks nice but the xbox e looks bad. The new consoles before they worry about making them slim they should worrry about fixing the os cause both suck. I own both and the xbox 360 os its better than the xbox one. And ps4 os its to simple and its needs more funtions.

pedrof93943d ago

In what did Ps4 OS displeased you ?

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iamnsuperman944d ago

Smaller and cheaper

I don't think you will see any hardware changes (even the smaller stuff like bluetooth) as it can cause a load or problems selling peripherals (both first and third party stuff). All the companies can do is use cheaper parts and scale it down

yeahokchief944d ago

i agree with this guy.

sony's 2nd edition models usually come cheaper with cheaper components. look at the ps3 slim. it removed some of the fancier buttons and 2 of the usb ports with a matte plastic instead of the glossy finish. or look at the vita which went from oled to lcd.

i'd say they'll launch with larger hard drives though as hard drive prices drop with the advances in capacity.

Hitman0769944d ago

I'd prefer no redesign. Just sell these for about 5 years then release a new generation of hardware. 8-9 years is too effing long...

Sarcasm944d ago

Except it's been 7-8 years. Semantics aside, I agree anything beyond 5 years is pretty f'in long. I'm ready for a PS5 in 2018.

MidnytRain943d ago

I'll pick up the slim at some point. You say that like they have to do one or the other. Wasn't Sony making the PS One redesign all the way up until the PS3 came out?

Knightshade944d ago

I just don't care. I don't play the box, I play the games on the box.

hazardman944d ago (Edited 944d ago )

Im ok with my PS4 as is for long run. The design is sleek and its already like having a slim. Cant wait to see what they do with Xbox One Slim design tho...

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