This story came to Platform Nation as a tip from Matt Dailey, GT Tungsten Plug. It seems that at least one Best Buy is previewing the NXE in their stores as evident in the pictures below.
Dark Sniper would bet 10 PLAYSTATION®3 units that Xbox console will not survive the Red Rings of Death. Poor marketing on Microsoft's behalf indeed. $niper
I see vents in the casing, but it sure does look like a xbox coffin, doesnt it?
Best Buy have all of their consoles in side of protective cases so its not just a 360 coffin its a ps3 coffin and a wii coffin.
The Brit, how many pictures of Wii's and PS3's have you seen in a box like that overheated? I havent seen any. I have seen plenty of display pics of 360's overheated in similar cases.
Bitter tears I see Pennywise.
BITTER TEARS?! :'(
i know this sounds like flamebait but i still have to see what is the big deal about NXE. The advertisement is kind of rediculous for an interface update.
"The Big Deal" really is just that this is the first time in basically console-gaming history that there will be a major system interface re-vap being done, that is just not a "patched this, patched that" firmware update. New Look & New features is the attraction.
Well, it is flamebait. So, take it to the openzone. NXE is more than just a "UI update" -- there are many new features, and many people (including myself) are excited for them. Avatars, new party system, Netflix being just a few...
+ Bubble for you TheROsingleB. Excellent post You handled that well. :)
i see what your saying,personally i like the NXE but i wouldnt say its the 1st interface revamp in console history,pstore had a much needed total interface revamp before this with new look,features and was much quicker to use
I didnt mean to offend you guys. I only stated even if it is the "first revamp of a console interface in history" i still dont see the big deal about it. Who knows maybee when it comes out ill eat my words but till know i cant find the excitement in it. (before you try to pin me as a ps3 fanboy i can say the same thing about home)
Teah i know PS3 has updates all the time adn it is completly different than how it was with its first firmware version so i dont know why microsoft people are so happy PS3 updates way more and has better features. It's also funny cause people dont want the Mii coppies but Microsoft is doing it anyways lol. Oh M$
Not being "defensive" just stating why people are making this a big deal, relax a bit, eh? No one's flaming your comment :P MURKERR - The PStore update was like when the 360 added that 5th(Red) blade for the marketplace, if I remember correctly it wasn't always there but they added it in an update a while ago and basically made the marketplace more accessable. The NXE update is a total UI overhaul, basically if Sony did away with the cross-bar UI they have currently and did something else instead to improve the way the PS3 works and functions overall. (not saying the cross-bar is bad, because its just fine, but if it WAS)
the only way you'll know is if you own an Xbox, Live is Way Beyond PSN and this will only open that gap wider... If you think Home will be great you'd be Wrong. I'll Bet that 85% of PSN user wouldn't use Home after it comes out..(yes i have home beta).. With the NXE you can have an 8 player party all in different Games Chatting in Private chat.. on PSN you still Can't do Player to Player chat without going into a room... The NXE gives you optional Hard Drive install.. I have this on one of my Xbox's now(The One we don't Speak of) and WOW the games run so much Smoother faster,, it's great.... I don't need a Avatar but hey they're throwing it in so what the hey.... Let's just see the console breaks after update thats the Big thing....
I find lots of things at Best Buy. Mainly rude associates who don't care to assist you. Unfortunately the one thing I don't find at Best Buy is the thing I love most. Beer.
Did you go to any of the Seattle area Gears launch parties?
no I didn't. I had work very early the next morning. Plus I already had GOW2
That Xbox will RROD faster than you can say "Too Human was a flop"
For one Xbox live memembers get to complain, they pay for it, PSN people dont get to complain because, well its free with that being said, Xbox people have no business talking trash about the PSN when its free, its free it doesnt get much better than that.
for one ya off topic this isnt about which is free and which one isnt (live or psn) with that said the reason why live users are getting this whole new experience is because yes we do pay for it. im just hoping microsoft is ready for this on the 19th because i dont want any problems. other than that im excited and ready for it- bring it on micro!!
sony did have over heating issues in a case like that at e3 2005. funny how you believe all pics on the internet....looks like the sony girls are yet threatened again. with this update the psn just fell back a few light years behind LIVE yet again. poor poor sony droid followers!!!!!
It is missing the avatar content. It looks like the system was updated with the downloadable version floating around the web. It has been proven that while you can get the basic content of NXE with the small update. You need the extra avatar content to complete the "experience". That explains the blacked out avatar character. Still, a nice way for some to see what it may look like. Those who are official in the NXE beta have the full content (avatars included). Obviously it was loaded by someone who works there. A buddy who works for Target has made his own dvd's showcasing the PS3 and plays them back with some vids of games and bluray movie trailers. You can't always rely on the reps to come out and put new content on the kiosk systems. So sometimes, you just do it yourself. Can't wait till next Wednesday.
360 needed one anyways.
That Xbox 360 in the pictures will probably get RROD !! C'mon, give it more air space...
1 week away. whats the big deal. as long as live doesnt crash like last years holiday season im fine
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