Microsoft has done everything possible to win back gamers after their abysmal launch, what's left is a redesigning of the bulky console.
Funny that one of the biggest launches in history is considered abysmal? 1,000,000 consoles in 24 is now abysmal, who knew? I also have to laugh at the statement about a redesign normally happening after 4 or 5 years? Seems to me that most consoles generations only last 5 years, with the last generation being the exception. Still, it's always exciting to see a redesign.
I agree. The launch wasn't abysmal. The reveal was for sure. Yes I need a remodeled Xbox One. The current one looks so fugly to me.
I never understood why people think it's ugly. Everyone complains when something looks too "Gamer", then when something sleek comes out everyone complains it looks like a VHS player. I for one, have never seen a VHS player that looks as nice. Looks good in the entertainment center with the Xbox logo lit up. To each their own though. Aesthetics are strictly opinion.
By far the biggest problem for me is the size of the bleedin thing. Its massive. When I used to take it to my mates house I thought I could skip legs day at the gym because the thing is just bulky and just blegh. The PS4 may resemble a door stop but its design still impresses me mostly due to the size of the machine.
I agree that the launch was not abysmal in anyway. The Xbox One sales have been quite good and healthy when compared to any of the past console launches. It is just that the PS4 is selling so good that it makes the XBox One sales look bad. Just like the Wii made PS3 and Xbox 360 sales look bad or the DS made the PSP sales look bad. It is just a matter of perception. The problem is that MS are further enforcing that perception with price cuts, free games and bundles by making it look like they are desperate and need to improve sales.
Oh yeah, there's no debate there. The thing is gargantuan.
Looks fine IMHO. I don't see what the big deal is about it's design. I personally just want a smaller discless version.
The console size has not been an issue for me but if gamers want a sleeker version give it to them MS.
Well the X1 at launch had a large supply. Many consoles in history didn't meet the demand on day 1 while on day 1 i can walk to the store and buy the X1. X1 is a sleek looking system so I don't care about a redesign.
It's not fugly, it's just not very sexy.
@XB1_PS4 You are quite optimistic calling THAT design sleak.
Personally I want a redesign to a more smaller sexy form factor, the system for me is too big and ugly looking to put in my tv stand. Microsoft if ur listening make it happen because I'm not buying it until there's a new model.
I love the way it looks, never really understood the VHS comment. I wish I had a VHS back in the day that looked as good as the Xbox one. I am off cable tv, so the Xbox one is the main HUB in my house. It looks like it belongs there. The whole idea of it was to be the focal point, to replace where your cable box would be. Off topic, cutting cable has been the best move I have made. The last 2 years have saved me a lot of money (even though I can easily afford it, I felt it was off priced for the handful of channels I watch. I live off netflix and Hulu, and stream the New york Rangers through NHL Gamecenter and the Buffalo Bills through the NFL. It's fantastic.
The ps4 n X1 takes up the same space!!! Front to back ps4 is 11/4" longer x is 1" wider n higher!!!! So someone says they don't buy x1 cause of space is crap??? I'm setting here looking at my X1 n ps4, yeah the X1 little taller!!!! But all the ps4 is a sq box leaned back a little...lol...true...4 front buttons are a pain, usb in the front...then look at x1 Xbox logo cd drive, usb on the Side!!! Looking at the two side by side...the X1 look way more cooler then the ps4...
@kraenk12 No I'm not. It is sleek. Actually, by definition.
I think they ALL look fugly
I still don't understand why everyone is so worried about the looks of it or the size. I can only assume that the difference in opinion varies wildly with the age of the gamer. I think kids want some space-age looking thing in their room to show off, whereas somebody older like myself just wants a black box under their TV that doesn't stand out, and just does it's job.
i got the xbone is white. looks much better than in black. I think they wanted some sort of simple design, but its too simple.
There you have it, it does the same thing as the previous one plus it makes you spend again, isn't that wonderful.
the XB1 launch wasnt "abysmal", the only problem was that it launched in the same period than the PS4 unlike last gen where Microsoft had a full year advantage with their sale in a hungry market against NO COMPETITION. anyway, a redesigned xb1 would be great, because right now its pretty butt ugly and way too bulky.
I agree, it's not the best looking thing. On the bright side, better we have that than another RROD fiasco.
@XB1_ PS4 then when something sleek comes out everyone complains it looks like a VHS player. ^^ lol sorry but those 2 comments don't really go together. VCR players aren't sleek
@BlackTar187 Yeah, I know. It's baffling to me as well. What kind of VHS player looks like that?
Completely agree w/ XB1_PS4 - what is everyones issue with the design of the Xbox One? It's modern/industrial - if not rather large. Surprises me that people are so harsh on it - though less so with fanboy-ism running so rampant these days. I'm fortunate enough own both a PS4 and an Xbone - and think they are both great. To my original point though, I actually think the Xbone is the better looking hardware IMO.
People seem to forget that part of the reason for the large size and the boxy and "open" design is because the console is designed to be on far more than the 360 was. It's meant to be on basically all the time with the TV functionality and everything else... And that's how mine is. If I'm home, and not sleeping, it is on. Whether I'm playing games or not, my XB1 is on a minimum of 6 hours even on a weeknight. It comes on the instant I walk in and say "Xbox on" as I pass by on the way to the bedroom to change, and it doesn't go off until I go to bed. They didn't want to risk anything with overheating because they expected people to use it this way. I have a buddy that works opposing schedules with his wife sometimes and while they are doing that his is basically just on 24 hours a day.
It is early for a redesign but it needs it badly.
That thing needed a redesign before it was released. I am sure I can come up with a better design than the traditional design for VCR/Satellite receivers.
I'm pretty sure console lifecycles have been increasing consistently with every console generation? It seems that way, at least. PS2/XB/GC lasted longer than PSX/N64 era. PS3/360/Wii lasted longer than the one before it as well. Seems reasonable that PS4 and XB1 will last even longer, but who knows? I suppose it could be the same length or shorter perhaps, it's hard to say. As for a remodeled Xbox One, I'd be pretty tempted to pick one up if they offered a model with backwards compatibility (real b/c with disc support, not streaming). I know that only adds to the cost of the console, but I see no harm in offering a more expensive "premium" version of the XB1 with backwards compatibility? I think that would be a tempting purchase for a lot of people.
Yeah, not sure where 'abysmal' comes from. It is selling better than the 360 did at the same point. Just because it's getting crushed by the PS4 doesn't mean it's launch was 'abysmal'. Sure, the TV focused reveal, and the always-on announcement were terrible though. I have grown to tolerate the blocky look of the original, but as it sits tucked away under my TV it's no big deal. A redesign would be welcome.
You do know that 1 million in 24 hours includes the months and months of preorders right? That its not physically 1 million people at stores lining up to buy it on that day? Same for the PS4. A redesign because the console is way to large, slow and cumbersome... its not appealing to many outside the US. This redesign is what the XB1 should have been at launch. I guess you want a new console every 5 yrs.
I'm waiting for a 300€ slim Xbox One. Maybe at E3 2015 ?
I actually like the current design. It's really not a big deal to me. Both are boxes, one is just on a slant and more compact. If the redesign comes with a better chipset though that's what I'd be interested in.
I have no desire for a re-design, especially at this point. It matches everything in my rack nicely and due to its size, and the power supply not being in the case the thing runs nice and cool. Other consoles don't match anything with their curves or angles, I prefer something like this. So if they redesign it I hope the keep it boxish, just maybe smaller. I wont feel the need to buy a new one simply because of a re-design.
Its a box that sits under the TV. How it looks is the least important aspect of the device.