Innovation and technology these days is very transient. It doesn't take an awful while for something new to become obsolete.
PS4 is slim enough. Xbox can do with a trim and tuck though.
there is one thing i hate about my ps4 design and thatsa the fact that if u need to plug any usb in you kill the entire beauty that the console holds
I think that you are referring to front only USB ports-- if so, I totally agree.
what? so...are you suggesting that they put the USB ports at the back? that would be very inconvenient!
If they were placed on the side, that'd help a lot.
on the side? that will be more inconvenient as many people put their console, not just the PS4 in a cabinet or something. putting it on the side is a more idiotic choice. not only what ever you put in the USB port will increase the horizontal size of the thing, that would also make the PS4 only be able to stand on 1 side or if you put the USBs on bot sides, you can't make it stand at all! and for the record, I hate side USB ports on laptops too as they look UGLY! but then I ask myself, "where else to put them that make sense?" so...I have to concede with that one!
PS4 needs a definite overhaul. That dumb slanted face stands out like an eyesore in my entertainment cabinet. It looks like it would be better as a device to hold my door open. Also it makes it not play nice with some USB devices. It's slightly better though than the PS3 with that dumb curved top that you can't stack anything on, the PS4 at least solved that problem. Now just square up the face and make it look like it belongs with other equipment in the entertainment cabinet and not try to be different. PS2 was fine, copy that design. Trying to make it different is like making it into the emo/goth device.
Agreed - The PS4 looks sexy as it is. The Xbox needs a redesign though. It just looks like a VCR brick, and comes with a power brick to boot.
Ps4 doesnt need to be slim it needs a redesign and 1 more usb port
This is just stupid. What they need to do is release more quality games before anything else.
Yes they do. On top of that there really is no need for a slim PS4 right now, it's selling very well. Unless of course the whole point is to make it cheaper to produce and get more profits. I hate articles like this that take pages to click.
Let me guess. All 15 of these reasons are on their own separate page. Who's gonna be the first to take the dive and report back if that's true or not?
Nah. Whatever lies on the other side of that link must be trash with a title like that. I won't give them the satisfaction of an extra hit ;p
@ Aquariusgamer. LOL!
What is the point? The thing sits in the entertainment unit underneath my TV. It is not like a phone or a laptop in which portability is a factor.
Not sure why you are getting all the disagrees, but I completely and entirely agree with you. I don't play the box, I play the games. I could care less what this thing looks like. It lives on a shelf in my entertainment system.
Absolutely.. Function over form for me I love that its as big as it is.. All that empty space and that big 120mm fan make me feel good about leaving it on all day
For you there might be none for both companies the smaller the console the cheaper the manufacturing process due to smaller and less components
There already is an Xbox One slim, it's called Ps4.
Can't wait to play Halo MCc, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2 and install all these games on my 4tb external HDD on this new xbox slim you just described.
Not very often a comment makes me think of this but you definitely brought it to my mind... http://youtu.be/jRKz82v5JQY
PS4 is already slim, it's the XB1 that needs a slim model.
This article is ridiculous, neither console has even been on the market for a whole year yet.
Im actually perfectly fine with the X1 size. I have it on ALOT, i do everything i need on it so im actually pretty happy that it is on the bigger side. Makes me feel alot better about air flow, and temperatures. Btw you dont do anything with it, it sits there, who cares about the size when it is better for dealing with temperatures.
Stop trolling the Xbone is huge and looks like it was designed 15 years ago. IT most certainly requires a redesign. The PS4 is sleek as hell though. I don't know if it's possible for Sony to slim that down anymore.
I don't think you know what trolling means.. Edit for below.. No.. He's saying more airflow is better then less airflow.. He didn't even mention the ps4.. Stop being so damn defensive
"who cares about the size when it is better for dealing with temperatures" better? are you saying that the PS4 has heat problem because it is slimmer? the Xbone's design is ridiculous IMO. it's like they got lazy and just put the thing in a rectangular box and called it a day. it's huge and the power brick is still outside too! for this day and age where smartphones are already so unrealistically thin yet so powerful, the Xbone's design is just an insult to all hardware designer/engineer out there!
Beats a Pink Pearl eraser..
After it was first revealed I thought it was huge and I thought to myself, "Are you serious MS?". But later, when I saw a demo unit on display at GameStop it didn't seem that bad. I can see it being too big if you're limited in space, but I imagine those situations are pretty rare as it's about the same size of the original last gen consoles.
And one reason that defeats all 15 reasons... Too soon. Slim versions are generally made in order to keep sales up...and sale to thos who have bought the first version....Nintendo has done this perfectly. ..ds, dslite, dsxl, dsi, dspokemon..etc. all the same system being resold to the same people... They do this when sales slow and its a day 1 plan. Ps4 still sales like crazy and the x1..well they are too busy trying to find ways to sale that machine. If would help anyone it would be ms..but then they'd look more desperate than the did by removing the kinetic so soon......so yeah its too soon
While that may hold true to handhelds slim versions make consoles smaller lighter by shrinking dies thus making the heatsink, fan, power supply etc smaller and cooler all these factor into slim model consoles making them significantly cheaper to manufacture and ship which transfers to price drops
Yeah, we won't see a case redesign until the internals are changed to be smaller. There's no point, certainly not 15 of them like this article says. I'm sure that Sony and MS and possibly AMD have designs for new internals, but it takes time(and money) to refit factories and get all the stuff together from vendors.
That is without a doubt one of the stupidest things I have ever had the misfortune of reading. The reason we need slims of consoles which are less than 12 months old are to install ssds which you can do in ps4 already, to make it more portable (er vita and pstv) and to give fanboys something new to argue about! Of course my favourite is the idea you could whack extra gpu shaders and ddr5 into the xbox and it would catch up with ps4 performance wise, somewhat neglecting that the idea of consoles is that the performance is fixed regardless of when it was made, so changing even a little bit like this would be so troublesome that you would have found it easier to create a whole new console form scratch. So to sum up, I award you no points and may god have mercy on your soul. Good day to you Sir
I kinda like the look of the Xbox One. It looks great in my entertainment center.
Yep... looks great next to my surround sound receiver.
A slim PS4 would be insane. It's already more slim than the PS3 slim.
Okay, I'm about ready to give up on gaming at this point. Neither console is a year old, are being referred to as "out of date" meanwhile no one has shown a game that was really worth the "Next Gen" move. The discussion scene has become about performance rather than quality. And then there's the real issue of devs and publishers withholding content. Pretty much saying that they're entitled to make continual profit from a game - while delivering half finished/half thought out titles. And don't even get me f**kin' started on all the SJW BS. Hipster douches who feel that the industry should be retooled to literally service - as in real BJs - them to the point it alienates it prime market. Again, all I want is a f**king Star Fox clone. No motion or tablet gimmick. No convoluted storyline about how Crystal has been oppressed but can regain self-respect with a beach-ball cutscene. A Final Fantasy game that's one f**king game. I SURE AS F**K DON'T WANT TO HEAR PIXEL-COUNTING IS THE ONLY THING OF MERIT IN REGARD TO A MULTIPLATFORM GAME!
The build quality of the consoles is fine. Miniaturizing recent hardware would be too expensive. Also isn't the launch PS3 just as big an XB1. I don't remember people complaining about its size .
It seems to me like Sony launched with a slim. IDK what this author is talking about.
"Needs"? Pretty sure they don't. I have both sitting in my TV cabinet, they both work. They both play games. They both connect to the internet. They both run quietly. I see absolutely no need for a slimmer version, except as a cash grab for each company.
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